Located approximately 30kms (18 miles) from Melbourne’s CBD, the Werribee International Horse Centre (WIHC) is the home away from home for internationals competing in the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Owned and operated by Racing Victoria, the WIHC is the only approved Post-Arrival Quarantine (PAQ) facility in Melbourne where horses can remain in full training during the Spring Racing Carnival.

The WIHC, which is monitored by 24-hour security, includes secure storage and implements bio-security measures in line with Australian government requirements.

The WIHC has three compounds:

  • The Newminster compound can house 16 horses across three barns;
  • The Vintage Crop compound can house eight horses across two barns; and
  • The Americain compound can house eight horses in one large barn.

The three compounds operate independently from one another, thereby allowing flexibility around arrivals from different regions without disrupting another compound’s quarantine period.

Each compound includes:

  • Large rubber padded boxes
  • Large day yards
  • Electronic scales
  • Internal sand fibre walking rings
  • Sand rolls
  • Multiple wash bays

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Location: 2/10 Bulban Rd, Werribee Victoria, 3030