Private & Corporate Functions

Imagine… a birthday celebration in what looks like your own private nightclub, an engagement party in a sophisticated new bar with sprawling deck overlooking the race course, or a company Christmas party spread across a pavilion with a carnival atmosphere…

From intimate dining with family to a festival feel social gathering, the options are endless at the Mackay Turf Club.

Unique views, picturesque surrounds, expansive function areas and an array of hospitality options make the Mackay Turf Club at Ooralea Racecourse the perfect function venue to host a private celebration.

  • Hundreds of free car parking spaces
  • Situated between Mackay’s CBD & airport
  • Close to Nebo Road hotels.
Outdoor Weddings


From intimate indoor weddings to outdoor weddings in a beautiful lawn setting. Full privacy with plenty of guest parking and close to accommodation for guests. Let us host your dream wedding.


With one of the region’s most unique outlooks and beautiful facilities, the Mackay Turf Club is the number one choice for a professional, seamless and stunning wedding reception.

Wedding Receptions
Outdoor Events

Outdoor Events

Our outdoor lawn area can be styled with tables, chairs, marquees or umbrellas with full catering packages available. Perfect for pre-event garden parties, weddings or ceremonies.


Birthday parties, end of year celebrations, engagement parties, hens nights and awards nights…,. our Event Centre can be styled to accommodate any style of event.

Corporate Events

Corporate Events

Corporate event hire, with full inclusions such as lecterns, audiovisual and catering. Seating up to 240.


We offer unique styling and setups to ensure your students graduate in style.

School Graduations
Novelty Parties


If you can dream it… we can do it. From fanciful parties to casino nights… we can accommodate it all!

Large Functions

Our large hangar-style Betting Ring is perfect for very large groups, trade shows or an extravagant event. With direct lawn access and offering a good breeze.

Large functions & trade shows
Christmas Parties

Christmas Parties

We have an array of venue options to host your work Christmas party.. big or small.. we have something for you all!

Why the Mackay Turf Club is the number one choice for your next event

"Thanks again for Saturday night. It was an excellent event and our customers all commented on how enjoyable the evening was. The Event Centre looked great, the bar staff were very helpful and the food was fantastic. Please pass on our appreciation to the staff that worked on the evening. We will certainly be back for future events."
Courtney Drysdale
Let us host your next function

Please contact our dedicated functions team to chat about the best options for your next event. Or you can use our Functions Enquiry Form below to check availability of dates and options for your function.