Melbourne Cup Day 2020


Gates open at 9.30am with Bars opening at 10am.

The Members Area will open at 9.30am with Bars opening at 10am.

Atrium Bar & Dining, Furlong Terrace & Parade Ring Terrace will open at 9.30am. All other function spaces open at 11am with beverage packages commencing at 11.30am.

It is encouraged to purchase your ticket online to avoid capacity being reached on the day. There will be limited tickets available on the day and we cannot guarantee they will not be sold out prior. You will need to queue, register for COVID Tracing & show your confirmation to staff if purchasing on the day.

The Sunshine Coast Turf Club is a licensed venue and operates its own food and beverage outlets On Course.  The Club does not allow food or beverages to be brought into the Racecourse. The venue reserves the right to check all bags upon entry & exit.

The Members Area on Melbourne Cup Day is reserved for Members only due to capacity restrictions with COVID. Members & Reciprocal Day Passes will be unavailable. If you wish to purchase a Membership to attend Melbourne Cup Day in the Members Area, you will need to do so prior to the day.

Taxis & Uber.

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

Melbourne Cup Day is an 18+ Event.

Yes, we have a 6 race program scheduled for the day.

All dietary requirements will be catered for if advised at time of booking a Hospitality Package. Please be aware that all care is taken when catering for special requirements. It must be noted that within the premises we handle nuts, seafood, sesame seeds, wheat flour, eggs, fungi, soy and dairy products. Customers’ requests will be catered for to the best of our ability, but the decision to consume a meal is the responsibility of the diner. The Furlong Café and Food Vendors offer Gluten Friendly options in the General Admission Area.

The safety and wellbeing of our staff and guests is paramount. We are currently operating under a Queensland Government / Racing Queensland COVID Safe Plan. As part of this Plan we have increased cleaning measures and have implemented social distancing requirements.  We encourage all guests to practice social distancing and general hygiene practices.