Term & Conditions of Entry

Term & Conditions of Entry


By attend a race meeting or event at Goulburn & District Racing Club you are deemed to have accepted the following terms and conditions of entry. Please note that additional restrictions may apply to entry into the mounting yard, member’s area or any VIP area. Entry to these areas will not be granted unless patrons agree to those restrictions at the time of entry.

Visitors enter the racecourse at their own risk. Goulburn & District Racing Club accepts no responsibility for injury to any person (including injury resulting in death), or damage to or loss of property of any visitor occurring on or about the racecourse.

Goulburn & District Racing Club reserves the right to refuse entry for any event or race meeting, or remove from, the racecourse any person who, in the opinion of any Goulburn & District Racing Club representative, is:

  • behaving, or is in a group of persons behaving, in a manner which is causing or is likely to cause disruption, nuisance or offence to other patrons, harm to persons or horses, or damage to property;
  • dressed inappropriately; or
  • fails to comply with any of these conditions of entry to the racecourse.

Persons who are or appear to be intoxicated, or with alcohol in their possession or are under the influence of drugs upon arrival at the racecourse will be refused entry.

The following are not permitted to be brought onto the racecourse (Bag searches may be undertaken to ensure compliance with this condition):

  • Food of any description (excluding prepackaged dry food)
  • Beverages of any description or illegal substances;
  • knives, firearms or other items that could potentially be used as a weapon; or
  • flares, fireworks, plastic horns, musical instruments, whistles, and other items which may have the potential to cause alarm and/or harm to animals or other patrons;
  • any other item deemed by any Goulburn & District Racing Club representative to have the potential to disrupt the orderly conduct of the race meeting and/or cause a breach of the Goulburn & District Racing Club’s duty of care to all persons entering the racecourse.

If any of the above contraband is located, it will be confiscated.

Patrons may not bring animals onto the racecourse (other than a companion animal in the company of a sight- or hearing-impaired person).

Patrons are not permitted to trespass onto the racetrack at any time and will be prosecuted if they do so.

Patrons may be requested to provide proof of identity and/or age at any time.


Alcohol Policy

We hold an On Premise Liquor License and the Licensee is Robyn Fife. The Goulburn & District Racing Club complies with legislation relating to the responsible service of alcohol.

This venue has the right to refuse entry to any person, or to withdraw any person’s permission to remain on the premises at any time.

Under the Liquor Act 2007 alcohol must not be removed from the racecourse. It is an offence to sell or supply to or obtain liquor on behalf of persons under the age of 18.



Persons under the age of 18 are permitted to enter the racecourse but must strictly adhere to the Goulburn & District Racing Club Alcohol & Gambling Policies.

Car Parks and Personal Possessions

Entry into and the parking and leaving of vehicles in the car parks at the racecourse is at the risk of the driver/rider and passengers.

Whilst at the racecourse patrons are responsible for their own property. Patrons must not leave bags or possessions unattended at any time and should ensure all valuables are removed from vehicles.

Gambling and Wagering

Patrons under the age of 18 are not permitted to gamble and if caught will be prosecuted.


Racing NSW

Patrons attending racecourses in NSW are subject to the Australian Rules of Racing (including the NSW local rules of racing) administered by Racing NSW.

Photography, films and recordings

By attending a race meeting each patron acknowledges that he/she may be photographed, filmed and/or recorded in any way and:

  • consents to being photographed, filmed and/or recorded by or on behalf of Goulburn & District Racing Club for Goulburn & District Racing Club advertising and promotional purposes (including, without limitation for promotion of Goulburn & District Racing Club race days); and
  • if the patron is an owner of any horse present at the racecourse or whose image is displayed at the racecourse, consents to their horse/s being photographed, filmed and/or recorded by or on behalf of Goulburn & District Racing Club and for the Goulburn & District Racing Club to use and reproduce such photographs, films and recordings (including the colours worn by the relevant jockeys) for Goulburn & District Racing Club’s advertising and promotional purposes;
  • assigns any and all intellectual property rights they may have in any such photographs, films and recordings to Goulburn & District Racing Club, and agrees that the Goulburn & District Racing Club and its successors and assigns will own all right, title and interest in such photographs, films and recordings and may exercise all intellectual property rights existing in or in relation to any such photographs, films and recordings throughout the world in perpetuity, free from any liens, claims, encumbrances or right of termination by the patron or anyone else; and
  • waives absolutely and irrevocably any moral rights they may have in or in relation to any of the photographs, films and recordings referred to in this condition.
  • Patrons must not, unless authorised by Goulburn & District Racing Club in writing and, if authorised, only on conditions determined by Goulburn & District Racing Club, take any photographs or make any films, video, digital or sound recordings (including by way of any hand held communications device) within the racecourse for commercial purposes. No sale or distribution of goods or material

Patrons must not:

  • attempt to sell or distribute any goods or advertising, promotional or political materials or similar to persons attending the racecourse; or
  • conduct any advertising, promotional or political campaign or activity or commercial marketing (including with others) anywhere at the racecourse, without the written consent of MRC.


Smoking Policy

Smoking is only allowed in designated smoking areas. Patrons must adhere strictly to Goulburn & District Racing Club’s directions and signage prohibiting smoking in all smoke free areas of the racecourse as required by the Smoke Free Environment Act 2000 (NSW) (Act). It is an offence under the Act to smoke in an area designated by the Act as a “smoke free area”.

The designated smoking areas at the Goulburn & District Racing  Club area :

  • South Eastern end of the main building
  • Behind the machinery shed

Smoking is strictly prohibited in all other areas including:

  • In buildings and any other undercover areas (e.g. Grandstand and betting areas) or within 4m of entrances of buildings.
  • Near chemical or gas cylinders or any other flammable storage


Breach of Conditions of Entry

If you breach any of the above conditions, or Goulburn & District Racing Club (with reasonable cause) so directs, you may, without limitation:

  • be reported to an appropriate law enforcement body.
  • have your ticket confiscated or cancelled; and/or
  • be required to surrender articles in your possession;
  • be evicted from the racecourse;
  • be refused entry to the racecourse;


Goulburn & District Racing Club reserves the right to vary, replace or terminate this policy from time to time.