Melbourne Cup Betting Offers

Here is a roundup of the leading betting sites for betting on the Melbourne Cup and other horse racing and sports in Australia , along with bonus offers and reviews about each of the online betting sites

We recommend that you bet with a company that has the features that you actually want so take a look at each of the main features of each betting company.

Betting Site Information

Ladbrokes Betting Australian Website Screenshot

Ladbrokes are one of the oldest established and biggest bookmakers in the world. They operate a dedicated Australian sports betting website licensed in Norfolk Island, Australia. They have offices in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane.

Ladbrokes are the first ever Australian bookmaker to offer customers a Free debit VISA card. Using this debit card you can access your winnings in cash using an ATM or spend it like any other debit VISA card. This is seen as yet another innovation from this leading global brand.

Deposits to Ladbrokes Australia can be made using Credit Cards, BPAY and POLI (Instant deposits from your online bank account)

  • Deposit bonuses for eligible customers can be split into smaller bets
  • FREE Debit Card is a great idea!
  • Wide sports coverage
  • Top Odds and Great Mobile App
  • Daily Bet Challenge
  • Fixed odds WIN/PLACE Betting
  • BOB (Best of the Best) is available on selected meetings and provides highest odds paid of the three main Australian totes or TopFluc
  • All exotic bets available
  • Regular Special Offers
  • Past the Post payouts means you get your winnings fast!
  • Get paid on Protests
  • Early quaddies available

Palmerbet Betting Australian Website Screenshot

Palmerbet offer plenty of racing and sports betting markets.

Deposits to Palmerbet can be made using the Credit Cards, BPAY and POLI (Instant deposits from your online bank account)

  • BEST OF BEST racing product to Get the Best Odds!
  • 100% Aussie Owned bookie!
  • Full Mobile Betting Support
  • Wide sports coverage
  • Regular Money-Back Betting Specials
  • Boosted Odds during Spring Carnival Racing
  • Racing Exotics All Available

Unibet website Screenshot

Unibet are a Swedish owned operation with an Australian license and dedicated Australian site. Being Swedish owned they are known best for extensive betting markets on European football. They also have a huge range of markets on other international and Australian sports and also take Australian horse racing, greyhounds and harness racing betting seriously.

  • Plenty of Sports markets
  • Some unique Racing Products
  • Mobile Phone Betting Support including dedicated apps available
  • Easy to use website.
  • Fixed odds WIN/PLACE Betting
  • “Best Tote” (Best of 3) major TABs product
  • Exotic bets and Multis available
  • If you own a racehorse you could be eligible to get an owners bonus of 15% on your winnings up to $3,000 if you back your horse with them, and it wins
  • DEAD HEAT PAYOUTS – Dead Heat Payout product guarantees you the full dividend payout on all fixed odds win bets which are part of a dead heat
  • PROTEST PAYOUTS – Get paid even if your horse loses a protest

melbourne cup betting at betstar

Betstar was initially founded by top Aussie corporate bookie father and son pair, Alan and Michael Eskander. It was later acquired by Ladbrokes.

Fixed odds are very competitive at Betstar plus they offer plenty of features for racing punters. Deposits can be made via your Neteller account, a credit card, using BPAY or depositing from your online bank account instantly using POLI

  • Weekly Promotions
  • Broad Sports coverage and plenty of racing
  • Mobile Betting friendly and apps also available
  • Competitive Fixed Odds regularly.
  • Fixed odds WIN/PLACE Betting
  • Protest Payouts
  • Get paid as horses past the post
  • All racing exotics available
  • BEST TOTE OR SP product guarantees the best tote odds all day, every day
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The Brisbane based operation was setup by Dean Shannon in 2012 and since then has been acquired by bookmaker Ladbrokes. They were the first to introduce some race betting innovations to the Australian market and continue to please with decent odds and a user-friendly well designed site and mobile app.

  • Place Picker product
  • Pick Your Own Odds – If you want to get the best possible price on a horse you know is a certainty, you can increase the odds by picking the margin that it will win by!
  • Full Mobile Phone Support including dedicated apps available
  • Quick to join, easy to use.
  • Quick bet payouts – Dividends are paid on all Australian racing (gallops, harness and dogs) shortly after interim dividends are available.
  • Fixed odds WIN/PLACE Betting
  • Best of Totes product assures you of the best tote odds
  • Full range of exotic bets
  • Weekly Racing Special Offers
  • Protest Payouts

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Overseas Bookies

Due to the popularity of the Melbourne Cup worldwide some of the leading overseas based bookmakers have betting available on the Melbourne Cup.

If betting with an overseas bookmaker choose one of the well known and long established brands that support Australian customers and Australian Dollar accounts. Bonus offers from overseas betting sites are not subject to Australian legislation so are available to you no matter where you live in Australia. Overseas bookies also offer casino games, pokies and online poker

When betting on the Melbourne Cup , look for ante-post racing or international racing

Here is a recommended site:- Worldwide Racing Specialists!


All online bookmakers allow deposits from Credit Cards. However, not all Credit Cards allow deposits to gambling related sites.

In Australia cards issued by Bank of Queensland, Suncorp, Bank of America, Citibank and Virgin do not allow deposits to betting sites

If you have one of these issued cards we suggest you either deposit using POLI (supported at all bookies listed here) or PayPal, Skrill or Neteller