On The Day!


Saturday 8th of April 2017
Gates Open: 12.00 noon and close at 1am
First Race: 1.30pm
Tickets: entry to race day $20 includes evening entertainment.
Under 18s free admission
Tickets are available at the gate on the day


Leave your car at home and catch the COURTESY BUS to the Picnic Races!

Day Schedule

TOWN to RACECOURSE 12.00pm – 3.00pm Buses leaving every ½ hour from these ‘Town to Racecourse’ pick-up points:

  • Goondiwindi Tourist Park
  • Gundy Star Caravan Park
  • Ascot Lodge Motor Inn
  • Binalong Motel
  • Border Motel
  • Comfort Inn
  • Country Roads Motor Inn
  • The Townhouse Motor Inn & Restaurant
  • Goondiwindi Motel & Tracks Restaurant
  • Gunsynd Motor Inn
  • Jolly Swagman Motor Inn
  • Macintyre Motor Inn
  • The Queenslander Hotel
  • The Vic Hotel
  • Mackenzies Home Timber & Hardware

Night Schedule

RACECOURSE to TOWN 6.00pm – 2.00am Buses leaving every ½ hour from these ‘Racecourse to Town’ pick-up points:

  • Goondiwindi Motel & Tracks Restaurant, Old Cunningham Highway
  • Lamberth Road
  • Ambulance Station, Marshall Street
  • Post Office, Marshall Street
  • State High School, Sandhurst Street
  • MacKenzies, Lagoon Street

Food and Drink

Bring a picnic lunch to share and enjoy the fun and hospitality under the trackside marquee. From cheese platters and dips, to delicious sandwiches, quiches or any other finger food that takes your fancy, bring it along to share and you will also be able to taste the delights from other kitchens (or shops) from around the town.

It’s a great way to relax with friends and meet new ones. (Cold rooms are used to ensure food is not wasted and is available throughout the day)

If the trackside marquee does not take your fancy, a small selection of fast food is available throughout the day next to the main bar including steak burgers, sausage burgers and hot chips.

Full bar facilities including champagne, wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks and water – NO BYO DRINKS permitted on course.

Facilities at the Track

The following facilities are available at the track: TAB, bookmakers for local and interstate races, stables, Sky channel, and fluctuation service.

Race Program

To be announced soon

Hospitality Packages 2017

Individual track-side and lawn view marquees offer an ideal venue for hosting private functions. Whether you are looking to entertain clients, reward staff or hold a special event, the Picnic Races Committee can organise a package to suit you, including private marquee, race tickets, and food and beverages.

NB. These sell out quickly. If you would like to register your details to receive information regarding the 2016 packages, please contact  info@goondiwindipicnicraces.com.au.


The 2017 Goondiwindi Picnic Races have NEW RULES FOR MINOR’S attending the event:
This year we cannot allow any unaccompanied minors at the course, as the whole area is a licenced venue.

In the past, parents have been dropping their children off (usually teenagers) and then picking them up later at around 9PM when minors have to leave. This year this will not happen. In the interests of everyone’s safety, if you are under age and don’t have a responsible adult with you at all times, you won’t be granted entry.

Please help share this information with any minors who may be intending on attending the races this year.