Lexus Darwin Melbourne Cup Day


Date: Tuesday, 6 November 2018 Adult: 15.00 Senior/Student: 10.00 Child: Under 12 Free Gates Open: 10am First Race: TBC

What’s on?

The only place in Darwin to experience the world famous Melbourne Cup in a true racing environment. The Melbourne Cup will be played live on the big screens across the course among the excitement of the local racing on the track.

There will be a range of hospitality options available including, 3-course luncheon in the Ted Bailey Grand Stand (bookings required), BBQ buffet, drinks package and entertainment in the Schweppes Pavilion (Tickets on sale), with inquiries welcome for private function areas.

Ted Bailey Luncheon

Invite a group of friends and enjoy the racing from the comfort of our grandstand. With air-conditioning, betting facilities, 3-course lunch and a great view of the track what more could you want?

Your booking will include

  • Entry to the track
  • Race book
  • 3-course lunch
  • Fantastic views
  • Betting facilities
  • Reserved Seating
  • and cash bar

Members – $75.00

Non-Members – $90.00

Schweppes Pavilion

Exclusive to ticket holders, the Schweppes Pavilion bring the atmosphere of a marquee at the Melbourne Cup to Darwin. The Melbourne Cup will be broadcast on the big screens, whilst you enjoy the 3-hour beverage package and BBQ buffet lunch among friends. Ladies and gentleman, ensure you dress to impress as there will be a ‘crown favorite’ Fashions on the Field competition with huge prizes to be won.

Your ticket will include

  • Entry to the track
  • Exclusive access to the air-conditioned Pavilion
  • 3-hour beverage package (11am – 2 pm)
  • BBQ buffet lunch
  • Entertainment and music hosted by a DJ
  • LIVE screening of the Melbourne Cup on the big screens
  • A chance to win prizes

Tickets – $99.00

Ted Bailey Access  Pass

Entry only to the Ted Bailey grandstand. Access pass holders are able to purchase beverages from the Ted Bailey Bar and use the betting facilities, however, will not be seated in the air-conditioned area. Non-reserved outdoor seating available.

Access Pass – $45

Private Functions

There are many function areas across the track that will take your racing experience to the next level.

Have a glimpse at our Functions Pack or inquire via email below.

What to Wear

Entry to general admission areas of the race course requires guests to be neatly dressed. Footwear and a shirt must be worn at all times. Members' dress standards apply to the Ted Bailey Grandstand and Sid Parker Verandah/Members Club House.


The racecourse is approximately a 7 minute drive from the CBD. There are a number of transport options available to our valued patrons.

Where to Eat

There is an array of dining options at the Darwin Turf Club, from a 3 course luncheon in the Ted Bailey Grandstand on Race Days, to a casual bite to eat in our trackside favourite Ted's Bar.