Imagine… a birthday celebration in what looks like your own private nightclub, an engagement party in a sophisticated new bar with sprawling deck overlooking the race course, or a company Christmas party spread across a pavilion with a carnival atmosphere…

From intimate dining with family to a festival feel social gathering, the options are endless at the Mackay Turf Club. Unique views, picturesque surrounds, expansive function areas and an array of hospitality options make the Mackay Turf Club at Ooralea Racecourse the perfect function venue to host a private celebration.

  • Hundreds of free car parking spaces
  • Situated between Mackay’s CBD & airport
  • Close to Nebo Road hotels

Please contact our dedicated functions team to chat about the best options for your event. You can use our Functions Enquiry Form below to check availability of dates for your next function.

Hover over the image showcases to see some of our recently hosted functions.

Cutters 10 Year Anniversary

Garrards Roadshow & Breakfast

Canegrowers Annual General Meeting

Mackay Regional Council
Social Club Casino Night

Champagne Lounge Bar

Available for hire on race days and for private functions

Have your very own function room and celebrate the race day in style. The Champagne Bar is situated on top of the main bar with front access to the grandstand for premium viewing of the races and fashions in the field.

To book this great location call us on 0437 522 823 or email to


The Deck

*Not available Melbourne Cup & Mackay Cup Day

Upstairs adjacent to the Member’s Area, the Deck is in a unique position on course that provides the ultimate view of the racecourse and winning post and easy access to the Members’ facilities and viewing of the parade ring. Catering for up to 120 guests in a cocktail format, this area has the flexibility to be configured to meet your exact needs. Let us entertain you with a range of packages options available. Please note that this area is only available on certain race meets or for non race day functions.

Function Enquiry Form

Interested in holding your next function at the Mackay Turf Club? You can use this form to submit an enquiry and we can let you know availability of your chosen date.