We can’t wait to see you again!

This is Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef at its fashionable best. The North’s most anticipated social and sporting event, the Cairns Amateurs Cup sponsored by Great Northern Brewing Co. is the feature of the Carnival, and a must-do social spectacle to witness live.

While racing is at the core of the Cairns Amateurs Carnival, the event offers an exciting combination of glamour, fashion, entertainment and fun. With a reputation for fashion with a tropical twist, great racing and unmatched scale and splendor, this is the pinnacle of the north’s social calendar.

Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th September

Can you feel your heart beating with the excitement of the Cairns Amateurs Carnival.

Three days of fashion, fun, festivities, friends – and of course the chance for a flutter. With live screenings of the race, fashions of the field and an atmosphere that will carry on well after the last race.

Captain Morgan Tropical Fashion High Tea

Thursday 8th September 11:00 am
$125 per person

President’s Welcome Cocktail Party

Thursday 8th September
$85 per person

General Admission

Friday 9th & Saturday 10th September
$25 Online pre purchase $35 at the gate

ANZ Cairns Amateurs ‘The Greatest Showman’ Gala Ball

Friday 9th September 6.30pm – 12.00am
$305 per person

Vodka Cruiser Lawn Party

Friday 9th & Saturday 10th September
$100 per person per day

Cairns Amateurs Aviary

Friday 9th & Saturday 10th September
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Seppelt Pavilion (Formerly Yellowglen House)

Friday 9th & Saturday 10th September
$320 per person

Cairns Amateurs Party Marquees

Saturday 10th September
$750 – 10 person marquee

Great Northern 1500 Club (Formerly Carlton 1500 Club)

Friday 9th & Saturday 10th September
$320 per person

Cairns Amateurs Racing Carnival – Cairns Amateurs Birdcage
Cairns Amateurs Birdcage

Friday 11th & Saturday 12th September
$320 per person

Cairns Amateurs Racing Carnival - The Carlton 1500 Club Marquee
Cairns Amateurs Fishbowl

Friday 10th & Saturday 11th September
$185 per person


Are you one of the Cairns Amateurs Carnival biggest fans? Join the inner circle and take advantage of exclusive member benefits.

  • Entry to Cannon Park on both Carnival race days
  • VIP entrance to avoid the queues
  • Access to the exclusive undercover Trinity Auto Group Members Enclosure
  • A delicious buffet lunch and access to a premium bar
  • Live entertainment
  • TAB facilities
  • Photo booth to capture all the fun!
  • Access to Member’s only events such as the President’s Welcome Cocktail Party (ticket purchase required) & Members AGM Cocktail Party

Make your Cairns Amateurs experience the best it can be!

Full Membership

Includes exclusive trackside members reserve with VIP gate entry for both days of the Carnival and members benefits.