Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I become a member of Echuca Racing Club? 
Membership is a great way to support your local club and community, and enjoy some fantastic race day benefits. Benefits include: 

  • Entry to all eleven Echuca Racing Club Meetings including Melbourne Cup Day and Echuca Cup Day
  • Exclusive access to the Pavilion on Melbourne Cup Day, New Year's Eve and Echuca Cup Day
  • Complimentary race book at every meeting
  • Complimentary beverage for at every race meeting claimed at the Pavilion Bar
  • Access to the Members’ car park
  • Reciprocal Rights with other Victorian Clubs
  • Guest Card is entitled to course entry and access to the members enclosure only
  • Discounted hire of the Racecourse facilities for non-race day events

Does my membership application need to be ratified by the board to join as a new member? 
Yes, new members will have their application approved by the board at the next committee meeting. If your application is declined for any reason, you will receive a full refund. 

How can I pay for a membership?
Memberships can be purchased online with secure payment with a Visa or Mastercard. Please contact us for alternative payment methods.  

Are there members’ only facilities that I have access to on race day? 
Exclusive access to the Pavilion on Melbourne Cup Day, New Year's Eve and Echuca Cup Day. All other race dates the Pavilion is a shared space.

Can I bring children into the Members’ facilities? 
Children under the age of 18 are permitted into all Members’ areas if accompanied by an adult member. Members are reminded that they are responsible for the behaviour and dress standard of their guests and children at all times.

Is there a dress code in the Members’ facilities? 
At the Echuca Racing Club, we aim to provide an environment that is relaxed and friendly and expect patrons to present themselves in smart casual clothing that is tidy and presentable. 

Who can use a Guest Pass? 
Guest passes can be used by any non-member you would like to bring on race day, it does not need to be the same guest each time. 

What will I receive in my membership pack?
Personalised membership and guest card (if a guest has been purchased), race book voucher per meeting and beverage voucher per meeting.

When will I receive my membership pack? 
Membership packs are normally sent 1-3 business days after purchase for confirmed members, please allow more time during the busy renewal period. If you would like to collect your membership pack from the Racing Office on race day, please get in touch with us to arrange this. 

What happens if my card is lost or stolen? 
Membership cards can be replaced by contacting the club (service fee may apply). The old card will be cancelled and a new one will be issued. 

Is there a Members’ car park? 
Yes, there is a members car park adjacent to the members entry gate.

How long does a membership last? 
The membership season follows the racing season, which is 1 August – 31 July.  We recommend renewing early in the season to maximise value from your membership. 

If I can’t attend a race day, can a friend or family member use my card? 
Yes, another person can use your membership pass if you cannot attend. Membership cards are scanned upon entry to the racecourse and can only be scanned in once.

Do ERC offer reciprocal rights? 

I have a question that hasn’t been answered, how can I contact the club? 
T: 03 5482 2487