OUR VENUES

The Event Centre

This brand new, state of the art facility can accommodate any style of event from elegant weddings and gala dinners to exhibitions and parties. The floor to ceiling glass panels overlooking the track & the winning post provide an all encompassing view of the picturesque Ooralea Racecourse.

Outdoor Garden Area

The Mackay Turf Club boasts a beautiful outdoor garden area available for private hire. Adjacent to the Event Centre, our alfresco lawn area can be styled with tables, chairs, marquees or umbrellas with full catering packages available. Perfect for pre-event garden parties or ceremonies.

The Champagne Lounge Bar

The Champagne Lounge Bar sits on top of the Sportman’s Bar/Main Bar and offers a relaxed, private atmosphere. With front access to your own private outdoor grandstand, you can catch a birds-eye view of every local race as it happens.

The Betting Ring

This large hangar-style area is perfect for very large groups, trade shows or an extravagant event. The Pavilion is a blank canvas, an incredibly versatile space ideal to brand as your own. With direct access onto the lawn, there are multiple break-out areas to utilize for events requiring more space.

Member's Bar & Deck

With sweeping views of the racecourse, the Member’s Bar and Deck is an ideal venue for meetings, private parties and functions. Situated on the second level, this sophisticated open-plan function area can cater to a range of layouts to suit your function needs. Let us entertain you with a range of package options available.

Sportsman's Bar

This all-in-one open plan area provides the perfect setting for groups looking to let their hair down and enjoy a fully catered space. Situated on the ground floor and level with the home straight, the Sportsman’s Bar houses a large bar, internal bathrooms, surround sound and dozens of TV’s.

Winning Post Lawn Area

The Winning Post lawn area is a highly sought after location & offers a premium trackside lawn space for up to 250 guests. This area provides a unique setting for your next event. Surrounded by picture-perfect garden settings of the racecourse, you can enjoy access to a sleek open air bar with ample space to host your guests. Or chat to our functions team about hosting a marquee within the area to create a more defined experience.

Private Marquees

Put your guests trackside! Get your friends organised for a great day at the races with your own private marquee. The most sought after in race day hospitality is a trackside marquee. Situated along the home straight, horses will thunder past as you celebrate the day with your guests. From 15-200 people (*subject to COVID restrictions), we can accommodate every budget, taste & request to ensure your day is a success.

Fiesta Fascinator Marquee

Located trackside next to the main book-makers betting ring area, the Fiesta Fascinator Marquee is the party tent of the day. Hosted by Fiesta Rentals they have a jam packed afternoon of fun planned for our VIP’s. You have your own Bar, Bookmaker & toilet facilities and private marquee area track-side so you can watch the live local thoroughbreds thundering past as you enjoy the day with friends, family, work colleagues or clients.

Venue Layout