What are the dates of this year's Cairns Cup Carnival?
The 2016 Cairns Cup runs from Saturday 13th until Sunday 14th August, with the Cairns Cup Lunch and Calcutta being held on Friday 12th August. The Club will celebrate the 105th Cairns Cup Carnival.
How much is entrance to the Races? (excluding Cairns Cup)
The cost of a Gate Pass (General Admission) to the Races is $10.00 per person per day at the gate, pre purchased member for a day passes can be pre-purchased online
or at the gate on the day of entry.
How much is entrance to the Cairns Cup?
The cost of a Gate Pass (General Admission) to the Cairns Cup Carnival is $25.00 per person per day at the gate, pre purchased tickets are $20.00 per person per day. These passes can be pre-purchased online
before the day of use. Children and Pensioners tickets available at the gate for $10. Children Under 5 are free.
Are people under 18 years of age allowed at the Races?
The Course is a licensed venue. Persons under 18 years of age, must be in the constant care of a parent or guardian, are not permitted to enter the Course without parental supervision. Persons under the age of 18 are not permitted to attend the Cairns Cup Lunch. CJC reserves the right to require proof of age of any person entering or at either venue. ID will be required.
What time do the gates at Cannon Park open?
Gates open at 11.00 am at every race day.
Is there a dress code for the races?
We ask that all patrons attending the race course dress in a respectable manner.
For the Members Area at the race course, and in keeping with the tropical Spring theme of Cairns, dress codes are less formal than many southern race courses, but standards are still expected to be maintained by all who frequent the area.
Members are reminded of their responsibility to ensure the attire of their guests at all functions. For all other event information, please refer to the About Us section on this site.
Can I smoke at the Races?
During any Race Day or Racing Carnival, the Cannon Park Racecourse is a non-smoking area. Designated Outdoor Smoking areas are provided within the Carnival.
Can I buy a Cairns race book?
Yes, race books are available for $5.00. They can be found at the front gate, TAB areas and with Roving Merchandise sellers until sold out.
Can I buy any Cairns Jockey Club Merchandise?
Yes. A variety of items with the Cairns Jockey Club logo are available during the races at merchandise stands and bars until sold out. These include pens, caps and neoprene drink coolers.
Can I reserve seats in the public area of the race track?
There is no reserved seating in the general public area on course. There are ticketed event areas that provide guaranteed seating at the Major Carnivals under the Events
section of this website.
Is food available at Cannon Park?
Yes, there is an on-course café during race days. The Cairns Jockey Club’s Café is open from 11:00am on Race Days and is located under the Grand Stand with a wide variety of snacks, salads, burgers, sandwiches and plenty of other options.
Can I bring my own alcohol to Cannon Park?
No. In accordance with Queensland Liquor Licence Regulations, no alcoholic beverages may be brought into Cannon Park as it is a licensed area. No alcohol is allowed to be taken from Cannon Park.
Can I bring my own chairs to the track?
You should refer to the Terms & Conditions
of Entry with regard to the allowance of chairs at the racecourse and responsibility for your possessions.
Are there any shaded areas at Cannon Park?
Shade is provided by the Cairns Jockey Club in some areas of Cannon Park. As this shade does not cover the entire venue, we recommend a hat and sunscreen for your protection. We cannot guarantee that there will be sufficient room for you to obtain shelter from direct sunlight and heat, rain and wind.
Are there any provisions made for access for people with disabilities?
Access and facilities for those using wheelchairs is available at the race track except the Cairns Jockey Club members bar and privately hired areas of the Grandstand.
Where is Cannon Park located?
Cannon Park is located on 585 Mulgrave Road, in the suburb of Woree, in Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
Is there parking at Cannon Park?
Yes, there is public car parking provided at Cannon Park.
Is there public transport to Cannon Park?
Yes, public transport to and from Cannon Park is available during the two days of racing. There are also facilities for taxis, private hire vehicles and coaches. Please refer to the General Information section on Transport Options
Is there a lost property department?
If you have misplaced any item at an event during the Carnival, please contact the venue where the event was held to enquire before contacting the Cairns Jockey Club office. The Cairns Jockey Club Inc. accepts no responsibility for any lost or stolen items.
What happens if I lose my ticket to an event?
Unless proof can be produced by you, the Cairns Jockey Club Inc. retains the right to refuse entrance to any event or area during the Carnival without a valid and official ticket. This includes, but is not limited to, the Members Area at the race course, Corporate Area at the race course, the Garden Party area at the race course. Any Members-Only event can only be accessed through the relevant and official ticket issued by the Cairns Jockey Club Inc.
Can I withdraw money at Cannon Park?
Yes. There are ATM facilities at Cannon Park and bar areas have EFTPOS access for your convenience
Are there betting facilities at Cannon Park?
Yes there are TAB facilities at Cannon Park race course. The Cairns Jockey Club Inc is committed to promoting the socially responsible enjoyment of wagering on the outcome of the races.
Is there a First Aid area at Cannon Park?
Yes. Officers from the Queensland Ambulance Service are present at each race day, please report to the racing office under the grandstand.
Is there security at the Carnival?
The services of a private security provider are engaged for every Race Day. We do not provide individual security for any private tents (including Corporate Marquee area).