What do I wear?

Entry to general admission areas of the race course requires guests to be neatly dressed. Footwear and a shirt must be worn at all times. 

Members enclosure dress standards are as follows:

  • No tracksuits
  • No board shorts
  • No rubber thongs                     
  • No football jumpers
  • No ripped clothing                    
  • No sport shorts
  • No singlets
  • No beanies

What time do gates open?

Gates open at 10.30 am unless otherwise specified.

How much is general admission to the racecourse?

Adults: $10.00
Concession: $5.00

This price is subject to change on Tamworth Cup Race Day and Melbourne Cup Race Day.

What time is the first race?

First race time varies. The race times are confirmed up to 1 week ahead of the nominated meeting. Please check race details on www.racingnsw.com.au
Generally the first race will be between 11.45 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. On TAB days, there are usually 8 races throughout the day that are 40 minutes apart.

Can I bring alcohol on to the racecourse?

As the Tamworth Jockey Club is fully licensed, you are not permitted to bring alcohol into the venue. There are ample facilities provided to purchase alcoholic beverages on the day. The Tamworth Jockey Club practices the responsible service of alcohol.

Do I need to pre-book my general admission tickets?

General racecourse admission tickets for each race meeting are available at the racecourse turnstile entrance points – there is no need to pre-book or pre-purchase these tickets. During the Tamworth Cup and Melbourne Cup Race day and other feature race days, tickets can be purchased at the Tamworth Jockey Club Secretaries office during office hours.

For group bookings please contact (02) 6765 9387.

Should you wish to pre-purchase your general admission ticket, this can be done by contacting the TJC office during regular business hours, Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m, (02) 6765 9387 or email: enquiries@tamworthjockeyclub.com.au

Can I bring my children to the races? Are there any restrictions?

Children (under 18 years) are welcome at all race meetings and receive complimentary admission. The only race day of the year children are not permitted on course is the Melbourne Cup Race Day. The Tamworth Jockey Club is a licensed venue. All minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times whilst in the venue. The Club’s policy is that a responsible adult is a parent or an authorized guardian of the minor.

Liquor Licensing can issue fines to minors not accompanied by a responsible adult. Children over 12 must dress to adult standard within the Members’ area. Free passes are issued to children under 18 years of age who accompany a member. There are no restricted areas within the racecourse, however children under the age of 18 are not allowed to approach any beverage outlets or saddling enclosure.


The Tamworth Jockey Club is a public venue and is subject to venue smoking laws. Smoking will only be permitted in areas not under cover.

Where is lost property?

Lost property is located in the Secretaries Office at Tamworth Jockey Club. All enquiries regarding lost property should be directed to (02) 6765 9387.

Can I reserve outdoor tables and chairs?

The outdoor tables and chairs are freely available to all general admission guests on a first-come, first-served basis. They are not able to be reserved.

I have lost my tickets – what should I do?

General admission tickets cannot be replaced. Function tickets are numbered and therefore once reported lost or stolen these tickets will not be valid and replacement tickets will be issued. Please contact the Secretaries Office on (02) 6765 9387 or email: enquiries@tamworthjockeyclub.com.au

I want to have my function at the Tamworth Jockey Club – where is the best place to book?

Groups of any size can be accommodated in private and public areas. A package can be tailored to individual requirements. Please contact us for specific information.