Melbourne Cup Race Time

Racingbase Staff in Melbourne Cup 29 May 2020

 

The 2020 Melbourne Cup race time is scheduled for 3pm AEDT on Tuesday, November 3.

Held at Flemington Racecourse, the $7.75 million Lexus Melbourne Cup (3200m) is one of 10 races held on Melbourne Cup Day.

A capacity field of 24 runners can compete in the Melbourne Cup which is often referred to as ‘the race that stops a nation.’ At 3pm on the first Tuesday in November, millions of viewers stop what they are doing to watch Australia’s most iconic horse race, the Melbourne Cup.

When does the Melbourne Cup start?

Due to time differences in Australia, the following is a list of Melbourne Cup start times:

StateRace Time
Victoria3:00pm
New South Wales3:00pm
Queensland2:00pm
Western Australia12:00pm
South Australia2:30pm
Tasmania3:00pm
Northern Territory1:30pm
Australian Capital Territory3:00pm

Melbourne Cup Time FAQs

What race number is the Melbourne Cup?

The Melbourne Cup is Race 7 at Flemington.

When does the Melbourne Cup finish?

The Melbourne Cup starts at 3pm and lasts for approximately three minutes and 20 seconds. Therefore, it should be finished by 3:04pm AEDT, assuming the race is run on time.

What time is the Melbourne Cup in Victoria?

The Melbourne Cup starts at 3pm if you are watching from Victoria.

What time is the Melbourne Cup in New South Wales?

The Melbourne Cup starts at 3pm if you are watching from New South Wales.

What time is the Melbourne Cup in Queensland?

The Melbourne Cup starts at 2pm if you are watching from Queensland.

What time is the Melbourne Cup in Western Australia?

The Melbourne Cup starts at 12pm if you are watching from Western Australia.

What time is the Melbourne Cup in South Australia?

The Melbourne Cup starts at 2:30pm if you are watching from South Australia.

What time is the Melbourne Cup in Tasmania?

The Melbourne Cup starts at 3pm if you are watching from Tasmania.

What time is the Melbourne Cup in the Northern Territory?

The Melbourne Cup starts at 1:30pm if you are watching from Northern Territory.

What time is the Melbourne Cup in the Australian Capital Territory?

The Melbourne Cup starts at 3pm if you are watching from Australian Capital Territory.