The Cairns Jockey Club and Cannon Park is the perfect location to host your next event. Our 5 venues can host a small group from 10 to 1000. A small romantic wedding to a corporate event for 500, we can cater to all!

Cannon Park is also a community entertainment venue and each year plays host to festivals, conferences, car shows, animal rehoming and community activities. The local area is an asset for public entertainment with Cannon Park being located close to the city of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef. We also have a large amount of free parking onsite!

We are committed to managing our operations with community impact in mind, working proactively with event clients to minimise resident disruption.

With the stunning rain trees and manicured lawns it is the perfect venue!

Location Options:

Corporate Box


Next to our lovely shaded trees, this venue is beautiful for weddings and smaller events. With seating for up to 100 guests, a large dance floor at the back and a private bar.

$500 Room Hire + Bar Tab includes:

  •  Corporate Box Bar Facilities
  •  RSA accredited beverage attendant
  •  Bathroom facilities

Tropical Veranda


Located upstairs, this venue has an air of elegance. Fantastic for cocktail parties and bookings for up to 80 guests seated. The Tropical Veranda looks over the race course and looks stunning at night.

$400 Room Hire + Bar Tab includes:

  •  Private Bar Facilities
  •  RSA accredited beverage attendant
  •  Private bathroom facilities

Winning Post Bar


Available for groups of up to 60 seated or 120 Cocktail style. Enjoy the panoramic views of the racecourse in this modern air conditioned bar. If you’re looking to hold a party then this is the place to be. Great for Conferences and Meetings.

$500 Room Hire + Bar Tab includes:

  •  Private Bar Facilities
  •  RSA accredited beverage attendant
  •  Private bathroom facilities

Silks Pavilion


Soak up the atmosphere of an amazing event in this large multi-use facility functions area. Suitable for larger groups of up to 500 guests. This area is air-conditioned.

$750 Room Hire + Bar Tab includes:

  •  Bar with RSA accredited beverage attendants
  •  Private bathroom facilities

Members Bar


Located upstairs, this air conditioned venue is set out in a U shape with plenty of room for sit down meal and large mingling area near the bar. It has a fully stocked bar with cold room as well as a kitchenette making it easy for those functions with dining in mind. This venue also features a large outdoor veranda. Suitable for 120 seated Guests or 250 Cocktail Party style.

$500 Room Hire + Bar Tab includes:

  •  Large circular Fully Stocked Bar
  •  Cold Room & Kitchenette & Huge Outdoor Veranda
  •  RSA accredited beverage attendant & Private bathroom facilities

Tailor Made Packages


Whatever the occasion, the Cairns Jockey Club wants your event to be relaxed and enjoyable as possible so please contact us if any of the above packages do not suit so we can create a tailor made package with your special requirements in mind….

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What happens with cleaning? Is that our responsibility or is covered?
    A basic cleaning fee of $150 for each event or $300 for the Silks Pavilion, excessive cleaning costs will be charged additional. Any additional lights or hire equipment is your responsibility.
  2. What time do functions need to end and when can they start?
    We are licensed till 12, so the venue must be vacated by 12.00am. 8 hrs is included in hire, if you need to start early the cost is $60phr (cover staff costs)
  3. Are the bar tab prices the minimums or the amount we can only spend on the night on that amount of people?
    The Bar Tabs are a minimum spend which needs to be paid prior to the event.
    Many prefer to continue the bar tab after this limit, we just need credit card details and authorization from the card holder on the night.
    You also have the choice of turning the bar back to a cash bar, so once the bar tab is finished, people can then purchase their own drinks.
  4. Can we do our own catering?
    No. Catering is exclusive to Coral Coast Catering
  5. Can we hire tables & chairs through the CJC?
    Yes. Chairs & stools are $2 each and tables & high bars are $5 each to hire. The CJC can set the area for an additional fee.

Our Function Prices require a set Bar Tab amount dependent on the number of people attending your event. If you do not require alcoholic beverages, please contact us to arrange quotes. If you do not require a bar tab you will be required to pay a bar set up fee to cover staff and set-up costs.

  • Up to 40 people $ 500
  • 40-60 people $1,000
  • 60-80 people $1,500
  • 80-100 people $2,000
  • 100-150 people $2,500
  • 150+ people $3,000