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Following the Cup



How to watch the Melbourne Cup on television, listen to it on radio or follow it online.

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How to follow the Melbourne Cup

on Tuesday, 6 November 2018
Race time: 3.00pm AEST

(If necessary, we'll update this page closer to the day of the Melbourne Cup.)


RADIO: Listen to ABC Local Radio.

ONLINE*: Listen online through
- ABC Radio - Grandstand (or try ABC sport)
- 3AW.
*Be aware of possible excess data charges.


   Watching on TV is genuinely "LIVE". There is a slight delay watching online on a computer or on a mobile device, ie you see the television version a few seconds before the online or mobile version.


Watch the live free-to-air transmissions on:

- the Seven Network
- Channel 78 (metropolitan areas) or Channel 68 (regional areas).


IN YOUR BROWSER: Go to the 7 Live page
(This w
orks beautifully with up-to-date browsers. You may have to wait for a couple of commercials to screen first. If Internet Explorer doesn't work, try Chrome or Firefox.)

- or try TWITTER #MelbourneCup
    - or see this Twitter page.

*Be aware of possible excess data charges.


Get the
7Plus app for use on your smartphone.  (Make sure everything is installed and UPDATED well before the time of the Cup race.)

*But be aware of possible excess data charges.

More options:

For more options see the Melbourne Cup Carnival website's Broadcast guide closer to Melbourne Cup Day.

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Last updated 6 November 2018.
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