The 2019 Cairns Amateurs runs from Thursday 12th of September until Saturday 14th September, with race days on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th September.
es, the Cairns Amateurs Carnival now has a dedicated Bus transfer to make it easier for you to get to and from our great event, please see the timetable below:
Bus Service from Lake Street (Platform 1) to Cannon Park ($6 each way)
Friday 13th & Saturday 14th September
Bus 1 operates 10.20, 11.20, 12.20, 13.20
Bus 2 operates 10.40, 11.40, 12.40, 13.40
Bus 3 operates 11.00, 12,00, 13.00, 14.00
Bus Service Cannon Park to Pier Cairns
Friday 13th & Saturday 14th September from 16.30 to 19.30
Sunbus will operate dedicated shuttle services from Cannon Park to The Pier Cairns.
The cost of a Gate Pass (General Admission) to the Carnival is $35.00 per person per day at the gate, pre-purchased tickets are $25.00 per person per day. These passes can be pre-purchased online or at the gate on the day of entry.
The Course is a licensed venue. Persons under 18 years of age, must be in the constant care of a parent or guardian, are not permitted to enter the Course without parental supervision. Persons under the age of 18 are not permitted to attend the Cairns Amateurs Ball. Cairns Amateurs reserves the right to require proof of age of any person entering or at either venue. ID will be required.
We ask that all patrons attending the race course dress in a respectable manner.
For the Members Area at the race course, and in keeping with the tropical Spring theme of the Cairns Amateurs, dress codes for are less formal than many southern race courses, but standards are still expected to be maintained by all who frequent the area. Members & Guests Passes for the appropriate year must be visible and worn at all times. At the Cairns Amateurs Ball, the dress code is Black Tie, with a suit and tie the minimum requirement for men. All attendees are requested to maintain the standard of this gala event. Members are reminded of their responsibility to ensure the attire of their guests at all functions, including the Cairns Amateurs Ball, is appropriate. For all other event information, please refer to the General Information section on this site.
Yes, there are on-course caterers with several different outlets during race days. See Map for location of additional food trucks.