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Melbourne Cup Parade

Melbourne Cup Parade

In the lead-up to the ‘race that stops the nation’, the City of Melbourne gets in on the festivities each year by hosting the Melbourne Cup Parade.

This year, the procession will start on the corner of Swanston and Bourke Streets at 12pm (noon) and will walk down Swanston Street all the way down to Federation Square.

Melbourne Cup Parade Day 2021, Date, Time & Route, Swanston St

This fun event is FREE, and tens of thousands of people come along to see the horses, jockeys and trainers who will compete in the most famous race in Australia, the Melbourne Cup.

The Melbourne Cup holds a special place in every Victorian’s heart, so much so that Melbourne Cup Day has been declared a public holiday! As the biggest event of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the Melbourne Cup race is held on the first Tuesday of every November.

So come along and witness the thoroughbreds as they march through the CBD and cheer on your favourite! The parade will start on the corner of Swanston Street and Bourke Street and end at Federation Square. There will be free entertainment at Federation Square, so stay for an hour or two after the parade and enjoy a day in the beautiful Melbourne CBD.

The easiest way to get to the parade is by taking public transport. Catch a train to Flinders Street Station and walk up Swanston Street and find a place to settle in and watch the parade.


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    • Hi Richard,

      I just did a search and it doesn’t appear that there is an easy to find or official a live stream of the event.

      However, since Channel 10 is going to be televising the race and parade for the next 5 years, the event looks to be available via 10play, which is their online streaming service.

      Just to make sure it works from overseas before the vent, try viewing https://10play.com.au/live to see if the link works. I know that ABC only allows people within Australia to watch their shows online, so you might have to use a VPN to bypass any kind of geographic blocking.


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