Melbourne Cup Luncheon

What is it?

The Melbourne Cup is affectionately known as “The Race that Stops a Nation!”

For horse racing enthusiasts it is one of the most prestigious horse races in the world. But, for most Australians, the horse racing comes a distant second to the fashion, fun and food on “Cup Day”.

The ANZA Melbourne Cup Luncheon brings together all these traditions for a fantastic day of laughter and excitement for everyone.

Did we mention the fashion! November is Spring Racing Carnival time in Melbourne, where celebrities fly in from around the world and the latest fashions take centre stage, particularly the tradition of wearing a gorgeous hat to the races.

So, ladies, come wearing your lovely race daywear, matched of course with a beautiful hat or fascinator!

It’s also the gentlemen’s time to dress to impress and we welcome the men to put on their finest (and a hat if they wish) and join in the fun.


View Photos from our 2016 Melbourne Cup Luncheon on Wechat!


Go to the "Events" menu on our Wechat page and select "Melb Cup Lunch", then "The Photos" to see some great shots from the day!

When is it?

Tuesday November 1st – the Melbourne Cup is always held on the first Tuesday in November. This year we will be celebrating the event at our new venue, the Westin Beijing Chaoyang.

Our Luncheon begins and 10am and finishes…well, that’s up to you and your friends! It may be a work day, but schedule a day off. Most of Australia does and you won’t regret it!

Ticket sales close Wednesday 26th October, 2016


Who can get tickets?

Everybody is of course welcome, but discounted tickets will be available to our ANZA members, (so consider signing up with ANZA to enjoy this and other great member’s benefits over the year - see our Memberships page here.)

Members Price: RMB 650

Non-Members Price: RMB 850

Enjoy a three-course meal in the Westin Chaoyang's Ballroom with all the bubbles, wine and beer included, plus the chance to participate in our Fashions on the Field competition.


How do I get my tickets?

You can pre-register for your tickets right now. Click here to pre-register.

We do have limited seats, so pre-registration for you and your friends is advised. You can also put together a table of 10 guests, so pre-register your whole table if you wish! (Only one of you needs to do this.)


Last Ticket Collection Points

Tuesday 25th October from 10am to 12pm

British Club Monthly Morning Tea, English Tearoom, Shine Hills, Shunyi Click here for the British Club website

Come along and join in on these great events, and see us at ANZA to get your tickets for our fabulous Melbourne Cup event.

If you miss this event and need a last minute ticket please contact an ANZA committee via to see if any tickets are left and to arrange a time to collect your tickets.


Ticket sales close Wednesday 26th October, 2016


Our Charities

We support life-saving and life-changing surgeries for orphaned and desperately poor children in need of medical care. For more information on the beautiful children we have helped in the past, please go to our Melbourne Cup Charities page.



We look forward to you joining us for this year’s ANZA Melbourne Cup Luncheon at the Westin Beijing Chaoyang.

Did you mark your calendar, call your friends?

Tuesday, November 1st 2016

See you there!