Qantas Darwin Turf Club Gala Ball


Date: Saturday, 5 August 2017 Adult: $435.00 Child: Not Applicable

A phenomenal night of starlit entertainment

The jewel in the Carlton Mid Darwin Cup Carnival’s crown is the Qantas Darwin Turf Club Gala Ball. The event will again wow the crowds in 2017 as preparations are well under way for the largest outdoor gala ball in the Southern Hemisphere.

Held on the lawns of SKYCITY Darwin’s Little Mindil beach the guests will salute to the excitement of Carnival time under the stars; enjoying offerings of world class entertainment and sumptuous food selections.

This year’s entertainment is lead by ARIA award winning singer and recording artist, Anthony Callea; lighting up the event as one of Australia’s favourite and most recognised performers.

Callea will pave the way for the Dan Hamill Experience ensuring guests dance the night away to big band, Motown medleys.

The evening will again be hosted by SKY Racing’s Greg Radley who will lead the charge in celebrating the Monday’s 61st running of the Carlton Mid Darwin Cup.

$435 per person

Ticket includes:

  • Red carpet arrival and beachfront pre-dinner drinks
  • Reserved seating – tables of ten and individual ticket sales available
  • Plated entrée, hot and cold buffet for mains and dessert
  • Premium beverage package from 7.30pm – midnight
  • Entertainment to be announced soon
Dress Code – Black Tie (see what to wear for details) 

What to Wear

Dress Code - Black Tie (Territory Formal)

Tuxedo & Black Bow Tie


Dinner Suit (Including Jacket), Long Sleeved Shirt & Black Bow Tie


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.