Frequently Asked Questions
Dress Code / What to Wear
What should I wear? Is there a dress code?
Members and Day Members visiting the Members Area, including guests visiting the Sponsors Deck are required to dress appropriately “Kimberley casual style” no ripped jeans, thongs or t shirts display rude, crude, or offensive wording or artwork. Please be aware that the Member Area Dress Code will be strictly enforced, and Broome Turf Club reserves the right to refuse entry to any person considered inappropriately attired.
There is no formal dress code for General Admission, however racegoers are encouraged to dress for a smart occasion. We have lots of grassed areas and outdoor bars, so smart casual attire and tailored denim is also welcomed in General Admission. We would encourage you not to wear thongs for your own safety.
Ticketing & Entry
Where can I find ticket information?
Broome Turf Club do not pre-sell General Admission or Day Members passes prior to each race day to allow for the control of on-course crowd numbers to comply with the Club’s Liquor Licencing requirements.
What Identification / Proof of Age do I need to get in?
The Broome Turf Club accepts the following “Proof of Age Documentation”
- A current Australian driver’s licence with a photograph
- A current Passport
- A current Australian learner’s card with photograph
- WA Proof of Age card (note new card’s ceased being issued on 01/01/2015)
- A current WA Photo Card
- A current NSW Photo Card
- A Photo Card issued by any Australian State or Territory similar to the NSW / WA Photo Card
- A hard copy of the Key pass Card issued by Australia Post
How can I buy Concession tickets?
Concession tickets are not available for purchase at the Broome Turf Club.
Will General Admission / Marquee tickets sell out?
The racecourse is set on large grounds and there is capacity for a number of patrons. On larger Carnival days it is wise to plan ahead so that you can secure the right ticket for your day out – whether it be General Admission or ticketed events.
How can I book hospitality or private function areas?
What time do the gates open?
Usual Gate opening time is 11.00am, however this can sometimes alter depending on the event. Please check the specific event page on our website calendar for further details.
What are the ‘Carnival Racedays’?
The Carnival Racedays are our most popular days: Kimberley Cup Day, TABtouch Ladies Day and XXXX Broome Cup Day.
When is ‘Fashions on the Field’?
We currently host Fashions on the Field each race day with the main Fashions on the field “The Races WA Fashions on the Field” being held on TABtouch Ladies Day.
Race Times & Days
Where can I find race times?
Race times are released one week before each race day and will be on our website event pages, however, please note that times are subject to change.
Transport & Access
How can I get to the races?
- Broome Turf Club has both Member and public parking facilities available.
- For Bus information please refer to the Club’s website
- A taxi rank and rideshare pick-up is available, located at the main entrance gate.
Is there an elevator or lift that guests can use?
Food & Drink at Ticketed Events
When can I access my ticketed event function?
Access to ticketed events and Marquees is 30 minutes prior to the first race. The event will close 15 after the scheduled time of the last race.
Do the bars take credit cards?
We have EFTPOS facilities at all outlets and encourage this form of payment.
What is included in your ‘beverage packages’ as advertised on your functions advertising. some of your functions and restaurants?
Beverage packages are only available on Broome Cup Day in our Premium Champagne Marquee. This package includes French champagne, beer, wine, sparkling, cider, pre-mixed spirits soft drink, and water for the duration of the event.
I am interested in becoming a Food Truck Vendor for upcoming Broome Turf Club events, how do I apply?
Please email email@example.com and include the following in your enquiry:
- Images of your Food Truck and Menu
- Public Liability Insurance
- Certificate of Registration
I have an urgent question about a function that I have purchased tickets to, and I cannot find the answer on your website.
Can I bring...?
Can I bring my own food/drinks/lawn furniture?
You can bring your own food. No drinks can be brought in except for sealed, bottled water. If you are attending any ticketed event bringing or consuming food or drinks bought from home or off-course, is not allowed. Any drinks purchased off-course cannot be brought into the Racecourse grounds. Lawn chairs are allowed. Please note security may ask to view inside your bags on entry.
Can I bring decorations for a birthday?
All balloons, balls, streamers, toy guns, whistles, confetti, crackers, and inflatable toys or promotional tube figures are strictly not permitted on course as they pose a potential threat to the welfare of the horses. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further enquiries.
Are dogs/pets allowed?
Sorry, no pets allowed (except for guide dogs).
Do you have specific Members areas?
Yes, the Broome Turf Club has an exclusive dedicated Members area with magnificent views over the pristine waters of Cable Beach. This area is located immediately trackside allowing for excellent race viewing.
I’m not a member, can I purchase Members access for a day?
You can only gain access to the Member Areas at the Broome Turf Club with the purchase of a Day Membership. Please note that access to the Members Upstairs Area is strictly limited to Broome Turf Club Full Members on both Ladies Day and Broome Cup Day.
If you would like to consider becoming a Broome Turf Club Member please visit our membership page.
Are the racecourses child-friendly?
Patrons of all ages are allowed at the Racecourse and it can be a great venue for a family day out, with 17 years and under gaining free admission. Please be mindful that children are not allowed to climb up on the side of the track or touch the horses. There are also a number of private function areas which are strictly 18+ so please ensure you are aware of these at time of booking. Minors 17 years and under be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times.
Are prams allowed?
Prams are permitted and welcomed; however, we recommend against it on larger carnival days as it can be terribly busy and potentially difficult to manoeuvre the pram around on course with the large crowds.
Can I smoke on course?
Yes, however there are designated smoking areas, please respect the rights of others and limit your smoking to these areas. Cigarettes are not available for purchase at the Broome Turf Club.
Where can I find lost property?
For lost property enquiries please phone the office on 08 91 922 085 (weekdays only). If you realise you have lost your property during the course of the meeting please go to the Raceday Office where the item may have been returned or a Broome Turf Club employee can provide assistance.
Our venue is available for hire. Please call the office on 08 91 922 085 for further information.
Working at the Broome Turf Club
Where can I find out about vacant positions with Broome Turf Club?
Please visit the Broome Turf Club’s website www.broometurfclub.com.au/jobs to see what current vacancies are available.
Racing Industry Information
Where can I find racing industry information, such as suspended & injured riders/jockeys?
Please browse/search the RWWA (Racing and Wagering Western Australia) website, which has information available to the public eg. https://www.rwwa.com.au/home/industry/suspended-injured-riders.html
Where else can I find racing industry information and data?
The TABtouch website is another great resource https://www.tabtouch.com.au/
I have a query or concern about racing integrity at Broome Turf Club, how can I get in touch?