The 2017 Melbourne Cup has reportedly been stolen from a Cafe in Diggers Rest.

According to Police, the offenders forced their way into the Calder Highway cafe between 11:30pm Saturday and 10:30am Sunday morning.

The Age is reporting that once inside, the offenders stole cash from the cash register, and the coveted trophy.

If you have any information about the incident, you can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.