FAQ

Yes, general admission tickets are available for purchase at the gates every raceday. We will not run out.

Yes, day membership can be purchased from the Kiosk after paying gate admission on most race meetings. Conditions do apply.

Yes, in the Public Area we have the Furlong Cafe and Snack Bar which offer a variety of foods. The Members Bistro also serves food in the exclusive Members Enclosure.

No. The Sunshine Coast Turf Club is a fully licensed venue. The venue reserves the right to check all bags upon entry and exit.

On race days, the Public Area is the only area where you can bring in your home-made goodies and nibbles. No food from outside of the racetrack can be brought into the Members area including Champagne Garden and Function Room or in the Trackside Marquee.

Yes, the SCTC hold two race meetings per year which are 18+ events, these being Melbourne Cup Day and Hot 91.1 Ladies Oaks Day. All other race meetings are child friendly.

The Kids Club is open from 12pm - 4.30pm every Sunday race meeting. During the school holidays we also provide a free jumping castle.
The Kids Club is closed Feature Racedays, Weekday Race Meetings & Night Meetings.

We have spaces catering for 10 guests up to 350 + guests.
Banquet style or Travelling Feast style, we can tailor your function accordingly.

Our aim is our guests comfort. We recommend 10 x guests per tables. 12 is only acceptable if you don’t mind being very cosy during your function.
Trestle tables are also available. The Sunshine Coast Turf Club offers versatile room layout options including banquets, theatre style, boardroom, U-Shape, stand up with dry bars, etc.…

Sure can. Businesses can bring sample bags for their guests; Homemade centrepieces can add a flair to the function, brochures on tables, fresh flowers boxes, all feature among some of the decorations we have used for functions. Our Functions Coordinator is more than happy to suggest suppliers or you are welcome to set up the decorations yourself. An important rule, Balloons are NOT allowed on race days.

We are always happy to work with our customers. Please arrange this with the Functions Coordinator a few days before the event day. (The Sunshine Coast Turf Club cannot accept any responsibility for items left at our venue.)

Yes, some areas can be on exclusivity. For more information on minimum guests required, costs and availability, please contact our Functions Coordinator.

We do provide a range of menu options, including buffets, set menus, cocktail menu, travelling feast, etc. Check out our raceday and non-raceday package options.

Yes, we do. Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Egg / Chicken free, the Chefs are always up for the challenge. All requirements must be noted at the time of booking. A minimum of 10 days’ notice is required for catering dietary requirements.

On race days, the Furlong Club is the only area where you can bring in your home-made goodies and nibbles. We do have a great range of platters which can be ordered at the time of booking your function. No food from outside of the racetrack can be brought into the Members area including Champagne Garden and Function Room or in the Trackside Marquee.

No. The Sunshine Coast Turf Club is a fully licensed venue. The venue reserves the right to check all bags upon entry and exit.

No, we do not have Wi-Fi available. We do have a screen and we can source a projector if required. You are welcome to bring our own. We provide complimentary use of our whiteboard, lectern and roaming microphone.

Yes, our parking facilities are free of charge. However, please keep in mind that on race days, other guests also use the facility.

All our areas can be accessed by wheel chairs and have disabled toilet facilities.

On Racedays, we must take the horses into consideration. While they are parading or on track, microphones and music are strictly prohibited. Contact our Functions Coordinator to advise about the possibility of entertainment on race days.
On non-race days, you can bring in your own entertainment (DJ, Band, Acoustic, etc.) All music must be wrapped up by 11.3pm.

On all racedays, we have security on the grounds. On non-racedays, this will be subjective and discussed with our Functions Coordinator.

Yes, the Function Room has a wooden dance floor. The Trackside Marquee’s dancefloor can be hired at an extra cost. The Champagne Garden is tiled floor.

Contact our Functions Coordinator for availability. Due to popular demand however, some areas cannot be held without a deposit. Full payment is strictly required by the Friday 1 week prior to your event. After this time, if you have not confirmed your function, your booking will be released.

To confirm a booking, email or call our Functions Coordinator, who can arrange an invoice to be emailed for EFT Transfer, or with your Credit Card Details over the phone. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Amex (3% fee applies), cash in person at the office during business hours or online electronic funds transfer.

The duration of the event will be discussed and agreed at the time of booking. On race days, beverages will be served for up to 30 min after the last race. On non-race days, your function must conclude at 11.30pm.

Yes please. We recommend to make an appointment, so that our Functions Coordinator can dedicate the time to you. This way, we can discuss available dates, menus, beverages, dancefloors, lolly bars and all these details you have been thinking of.

Anytime, as long as your preferred date is available. The racing calendar is released around March every year for July (same year) to June the following year. Therefore, sometimes, we may not know if there will be a raceday allocated on your chosen date.

We can cater for these unpredictable rainy days. We require a notice, in which your decision is final.

For the Function Room, minimum number is 50 guests and maximum 160 guests seated or 200 guests cocktail style
For the Champagne Garden, minimum number is 50 guests and maximum 200 guests seated or 300 guests cocktail style
For the Marquee, minimum is 100 guests and maximum is 350 guests.

Yes you can. It may be great entertainment for your guests.

A $500.00 deposit is required to confirm the wedding date. This will be refunded after the reception. Conditions apply.

Guests can have drinks from our Members Bar and canapés can be served at a time as indicated by you. The drinks can be on cash bar or on a tab, set by you.

Anywhere around the meticulously manicured gardens of the Sunshine Coast Turf Club

Yes. After discussing with your celebrant, please contact us to book a time and day suitable.

Caloundra is just minutes from the Sunshine Coast Turf Club. The town offers a great range of accommodation, suited for various budgets.

Consider the distance between the two venues and the ease encountered in travelling from one to the other. Consider the guests’ limitations and abilities as well. You may consider providing transportation for your guests to the reception site.

The Sunshine Coast Turf Club offers ample parking facilities. These are open air and not secured. Keep in mind that, if we are racing the next day, other guests will also use the facility.

Yes. We can arrange for that a few days before. (The Sunshine Coast Turf Club cannot accept any responsibility for items left at the venue).

Yes, we have a supplier’s meal price, depending on your selection. Please check our wedding package.

No. The Sunshine Coast Turf Club is a fully licensed venue. The venue reserves the right to check all bags upon entry & exit.

Yes, we do. Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Egg / Chicken free, the Chefs are always up for the challenge. All requirements must be noted at the time of booking. A minimum of 10 days’ notice is required for catering dietary requirements.

Yes. These must be encased in holders, to catch all the wax so it does not drip on your guests or on the linen.

All our areas can be accessed by wheel chairs and have disabled toilet facilities.

Yes, the Function Room has a wooden dance floor. The Marquee’s dancefloor can be hired at an extra cost. The Champagne Garden is tiled floor

To allow us plan all the details of your big day, final payment is due 10 working days prior to your wedding day and includes food, beverages, venue hire, theming and any additional charges in accordance to your event.

Last drinks will be called at 11.30pm. The reception must conclude by midnight, including all music.

Members have access to the Members Enclosure (includes Member’s Copper Kingdom Bar and Terraces) as well as all Public areas.

The Members area is accessible by wheelchair and the Club is currently in the process of building a Disabled Toilet in this area as well (otherwise we do have disabled Toilets located at the back of the Champagne Garden and Public areas).

Once your membership application has been received and payment made your Membership will be processed and card/s sent to you in the mail.

Yes, members can purchase extra members tickets. On a normal race meeting, members can purchase tickets to the Members Enclosure at the Kiosk (just inside the Main Entrance) for $10 each. Feature racedays – the cost is $25 per person (with a maximum of four tickets). Please note that Gate admission must be paid.

Memberships must be renewed every year or you will need to re-submit an Application Form.

It is the Club’s policy for an affidavit to be completed and returned to the Club before Membership cards will be replaced. This form can be found on the Membership page.

There is a Dress Code for the Members Area which is available on our website.

Tables can be reserved on the Members Terrace (for more than 10 guests) however it is at an additional cost. Contact Function’s Co-Ordinator for bookings or further information.

There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities. This sponsorship can also be via on-course signage, racebook advertising, joining the 100 Club and individual race sponsorship.

As a raceday sponsor your company or charity has the naming rights of all the races on that race meeting. In addition a function may be held in conjunction with your raceday sponsorship.
The costs of the raceday may be shared by encouraging suppliers or supporters to sponsor an individual race on the day. Our Sales and Marketing Manager is available to discuss the best strategy based on your budget.

Individual race sponsorship is an affordable and very popular option. Races are named after any ‘special occasion’, or a business.
Race names often mark significant events; these may include the celebration of birthdays, anniversaries, engagements and are also often used by families as memorial races to acknowledge a loved ones life.

The 100 Club Sponsorship, as the name suggests is limited to 100 sponsors. Becoming a 100 Club Sponsor is an ideal way for businesses and charities to engage and network with 99 other entities that share a common passion.
In March each year the black tie event is held, this event is the 100 Club Gala Dinner and Draw. Each of the 100 Club Sponsors go into the barrel to win the major prize of the naming rights of the SCTC feature Race of the year The Caloundra Cup. Every 100 Club Sponsor receives $2,500 minimum value from the 100 Club. Be sure to register your interest by December as the 100 Club launch is in February.

No. Individuals, charities and businesses are welcome to become sponsor partners with the SCTC .

A function is not necessary on your raceday. Having said this, most raceday sponsors host a function in one of our Function areas to create a fun and vibrant event.