The Board of Directors and Management of Perth Racing wish to advise patrons of their obligations and acceptance of the Conditions of Entry to the venues under its management.

These Conditions of Entry apply to any and all race meetings, special events, private and corporate functions, unless otherwise stipulated.

We encourage guests to arrive early for popular events and free entry days. If COVID-19 restrictions on capacity are applied by the government, we will provide refunds for affected patrons.

Children under the age of 18 years are welcome at Ascot Racecourse and Belmont Park Racecourse, with free admission, however, all minors 17 years and under must be accompanied by a legal parent or guardian at all times. For information on Proof of Age documents and Prohibition of Unaccompanied Juveniles, is available here.

1. Prohibited items

The following are considered Prohibited Items and may not be brought into the venues:

  • Alcoholic beverages, including gifts or prizes
    Illicit drugs
  • Glass bottles and/or opened plastic drink containers
  • Sporting equipment, including but not limited to: bats, balls, racquets, clubs
  • Mobile structures such as tents, fold out tables and chairs, umbrellas
  • Balloons – including those used as birthday or other decorations, garlands or attached to gifts.
  • Other inflatable items such as beach balls, pools, pool toys etc.
  • Musical or party instruments, including but not limited to: horns, whistles, drums, air horns, party poppers or any other instrument where the generated noise or fragments may harm, alarm or cause distress to horses or another person
  • Any instrument that may resemble a weapon or imitation plastic weapon of any kind including but not limited to a sword, gun, hand grenade, hammer, shields, knives armour etc.
  • Any item that could pierce the skin or otherwise cause injury to another person including but not limited to sporting equipment
  • Any piece of clothing or item that could be considered a projectile and utilised to cause injury to another person
  • Any piece of clothing or items that incite either a political, activist or religious stance that could otherwise be considered offensive by another person
  • Any explosive or flammable item, including but not limited to: flares, fireworks
  • Lasers, laser pointers or any other light emitting device that may harm, alarm or cause distress to horses or another person
  • Rollerblades, skateboards, scooters or bicycles
  • Animals other than Guide or assistance dogs

1.1 Upon entry patrons are required to present their bags and other carriers for inspection by authorised representatives of Perth Racing.

1.2 Prohibited items will need to be returned to private vehicles or will be confiscated by Perth Racing. There are no checking facilities available at Perth Racing venues, so items cannot be held on behalf of patrons. 

1.3 Perth Racing authorised representatives may also prohibit entry to any person found to be in possession of prohibited items, at the sole discretion of Perth Racing.

1.4 Patrons refusing to present their bags or other carriers for search by authorised representatives of Perth Racing, or who are found to be in possession of prohibited items may be refused entry to the premises and/or expelled from the premises. 

2. Proof of Age requirements

Patrons who look under the age of 25 may be asked to produce one of the following forms of identification

  • A current Australian driver’s licence with a photograph;
    A current passport;
  • A current Australian learner’s driver permit with a photograph;
  • A Western Australian Proof of Age Card;
  • A Proof of Age card or equivalent issued in an Australian state or territory;
  • A current Western Australian Photo Card;
  • A current New South Wales Photo Card; or
  • A Photo Card issued by any Australian state or Territory similar to the New South Wales/Western Australia Photo Card
  • All patrons under 18 must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult at all times. A responsible adult is defined as an adult who is a parent, step-parent, spouse, de facto partner or legal guardian of the juvenile.

3. Ticketing

3.1 Persons under the age of 18 years may only attend the venue under the supervision of a parent or guardian. Where you are the parent or guardian of a person under the age of 18 years, you are deemed to have accepted on behalf of that person the Conditions of Entry to the premises and any and all accompanying risks, obligations and responsibilities.

3.2 Tickets to events or the Member Area at the venue may not be re-sold, or be used for advertising, promotional or other commercial purposes (including competitions) without the prior written consent of Perth Racing. If a ticket is found to have been sold or used in contravention of this condition the bearer of the ticket may be denied entry to the venue.

3.3 Tickets marked General Admission allow the bearer general course entry. These tickets do not allow access to designated Member, corporate or private function areas.

3.4 Perth Racing makes no representation or guarantee that there is space available in any particular viewing area within the venue, or that there will be space in any viewing area to allow you to view any particular event.

4. Event cancellation, postponement and ticket refund

4.1 No refund or exchange on any ticket will be provided, except as required by law and as otherwise specified by the seller (see 4.2 to 4.6 and exceptions in the event of government directions or restrictions). If a refund is made, Perth Racing may, to the extent permitted by law, retain any fee it has charged. No refunds, credits or replacement tickets will be provided on any complimentary tickets or in situations where the Australian Consumer Law does not apply.

4.2 Lost or Stolen Tickets, bar cards or vouchers
Perth Racing holds no responsibility for lost or stolen tickets. Replacement tickets may be issued at Perth Racing’s discretion. Perth Racing will only consider requests for replacement tickets that are in writing and that specify the exact ticketing details, proof of purchase and valid credit card details for payment (at least one week prior to the event). Perth Racing reserves the right to charge a reasonable administration fee for the replacement of tickets. Perth Racing reserves the right not to replace tickets where seating is not allocated (general admission tickets).
All bar cards and vouchers should be treated as cash. Perth Racing is not liable for any funds lost from bar cards or vouchers.

4.3 If an event is cancelled or rescheduled prior to commencement of the event, ticketholders, including pre-purchased General Admission ticket holders, corporate functions and restaurant patrons, may:

(a) Request an exchange for an equivalent event by returning the tickets to Perth Racing; or
(b) Return the tickets to Perth Racing to obtain a refund of the price paid for the tickets (excluding booking charges)

Ticketholders may be required to collect or exchange tickets at the racecourse or Perth Racing’s Head office.

4.4 If an event is abandoned due to unforeseen circumstances during the event, and before the running of race 3:

(a) General Admission patrons: to be provided a complimentary General Admission ticket on exiting the racecourse to be used for their next visit. Perth Racing, at its discretion, may continue to provide broadcast of associated racing services from other Australian racecourses and therefore elect to keep selected food & beverage outlets open for General Admission patrons.

(b) Corporate functions and restaurant patrons: the booking will continue as scheduled and all the broadcast of associated racing services will be provided from other Australian racecourses.

4.5 The proposed schedule and format of an event (whether published or otherwise) is provisional and subject to change due to adverse weather conditions or other reasons as determined by Perth Racing. Perth Racing reserves the right to cancel, postpone, reschedule or relocate events; alter the format or any element of an event or arrange a substitute event.

4.6 Perth Racing is not liable for any losses, costs or damage suffered or incurred as a result of any of the factors occurring in point 4.5 above.

4.7 Concessions
Where concessions are applicable, suitable and valid identification must be provided for collection of tickets at the venue. If general admission tickets sell out due to COVID-19 capacities or other government directives, unfortunately concession tickets will be unavailable on the day. Concession rates are the same as early bird online General Admission sale prices.

4.8 Collection and delivery of tickets
Tickets will be issued when full payment is received by Perth Racing. Please allow adequate time for collection or delivery of tickets.

4.9 In respect of all tickets you receive, you must comply, and ensure that each subsequent holder of the ticket is fully aware of and complies with these Conditions and all relevant laws and regulations.

4.10 If you are entitled to a refund, you must return the relevant admission ticket to the Ticket Seller in order to obtain your refund. No refunds will be granted for an admission ticket unless and until it has been returned to the Ticket Seller and is received within 30 days after the day of the event for which the refund is being sought. All refunds will be processed under the relevant Ticket Seller refund policy.

4.11 In the instance that Perth Racing is the direct Ticket Seller, contact Head Office and direct your query to the Commercial and Marketing Department.

5. Restaurant bookings and functions

Perth Racing has a no refund policy on bookings. If COVID-19 restrictions on capacity are applied by the Government, we will provide refunds to affected patrons.

5.1 Restaurant Bookings are required to be paid in full at time of booking. Any increase in guest numbers must be made no later than 4 working days prior to the raceday and is subject to availability. No refund will be issued if guest numbers are decreased.

5.2 Member handbook restaurant vouchers must be mentioned at the time of booking or entered with online bookings; you must then present your Member Card to the cashier on the day with final payment for redemption. If not presented, Perth Racing has the right to charge the value of the voucher. Please refer to the Member handbook for further Terms and Conditions.

5.3 Function bookings are required to pay a $1000 non-refundable deposit at time of booking. Final numbers and full payment is required three (3) weeks prior to the function date. Any applicable changes are to be confirmed no later than one (1) week prior to the function date. Any minior increase in numbers must be made no later than four working days prior to Raceday and is subject to availability. No refund will be issued if numbers are decreased.

5.4 Outside or alfresco functions are exposed variable weather conditions. Should an alternative venue be required, it will be subject to availability and further costs may apply. Perth Racing is not responsible for any costs, damages or expenses that may be incurred if an alternate venue is not available. Perth Racing will enforce a no refund policy.

5.5 The customer will be responsible for all loss or damage to the property of Perth Racing including premises, fixtures, fittings, furnishings or goods, as caused by the customer, their guests, or any other person attending the function.

5.6 Whilst we take extreme care when looking after guests and their belongings, Perth Racing does not accept any responsibility for damage or loss of items before during or after the function.

5.7 Certain areas of the venue have strict dress standards. It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure all guests adhere to the dress standards as patrons may be refused entry to specific areas. The no refund policy will apply.

6. Behaviour and Code of Conduct

6.1 Patrons deemed to be impaired by alcohol or any other substance may be refused entry to or removed from the venue by authorised representatives in accordance with the Liquor Control Act.

6.2 Patrons agree to not engage in any conduct or speak to any employee, official, event participant or other patron in a manner which; offends, insults, humiliates, intimidates, threatens, disparages or vilifies that person in any way, including, but not limited to; on the basis of race, religion, colour, appearance, gender, sexuality, descent or national ethnic origin.

6.3 Patrons may not sell any goods or services or give away political or religious advertising and promotional material without prior written approval by Perth Racing.

6.4 Patrons agree not to misuse, deface, damage, dismantle or remove any asset, infrastructure or equipment from the venue.

6.5 Patrons will not conduct surveys or opinion polls; solicit money, donations or subscriptions from patrons at the venue without the prior written consent of Perth Racing.

6.6 Patrons are responsible for their own hydration and sun protection while at the venue.

6.7 Patrons agree not to litter and will dispose of rubbish in designated receptacles.

6.8 Patrons are advised that CCTV cameras are in operation throughout the venue.

7. Photographic and audio visual recordings

7.1 Patrons agree not to bring into the venues any photographic, video or audio recording equipment for any purpose other than private, non-commercial purposes, which may include, without limitation, video and/or audio recorders, camera tripods, monopods or lenses with a total focal strength of greater than 200mm and commercial digital video equipment.

7.2 Patrons agree not to (i) make any recording or take any photograph for anything other than private non-commercial purposes or (ii) make any recording or take any photograph of any person without the authorisation of that person or (iii) sell, license or otherwise publish, disseminate or reproduce (or permit such), whether in whole or in part, any recordings taken or made inside the venues (including without limitation, photographs, video recordings, data recordings or sound recordings) without the prior written consent of Perth Racing.

7.3 Patrons agree not to broadcast or narrowcast by any means whatsoever (including, without limitation, by way of mobile phone, modem or other wireless device) any images, sounds, data, results or commentary of or concerning any of the events or other activities at the venue without the prior written consent of Perth Racing.

7.4 Patrons agree that they consent to (i) the recording of their likeness and/or voice by any means (including but not limited to audio and visual recordings by television cameras and photographers) and (ii) the commercial use, throughout the world, of their images by any means by Perth Racing and its commercial partners without compensation.

8. Venue access

8.1 Patrons acknowledge that they enter the venues at their own risk.

8.2 Patrons acknowledge that the venues are licensed premises and the rules and guidelines established under the Liquor Control Act 1988 (WA) apply at all times.

8.3 Patrons acknowledge that unless they hold a ticket allowing entry to a reserved area (such as a Member Area, corporate suite, event function, restaurant booking or occupation of a reserved seat), you must not enter or remain in a reserved area or occupy a reserved seat. If you hold a ticket for a particular reserved area or reserved seat, you must only enter the area designated on your ticket.

8.4 If you bring children to the venue, you are responsible for the care, conduct and supervision of those children at all times, and will be held responsible for any acts or omissions committed by children in your care.

8.5 Patrons must at no time, without the express authorisation of Perth Racing, or while being escorted by an authorised representative of Perth Racing, enter the racetrack, stalls, Mounting Yard, or any area where the movement of horses occurs, or any area of the venue where persons including ticket holders are prohibited to enter as indicated by: fencing; cordons; locked doors; signage or otherwise.

8.6 While attending the venue, patrons agree to comply with the laws governing Western Australia in relation to gambling under the Gaming and Betting (Contracts and Securities) Act 1985.

8.7 It is illegal for any person under the age of 18 years to purchase alcohol or gamble. Minors are prohibited from consuming alcohol at the venues under any circumstance, even under the supervision of a parent or guardian. Minors found to be gambling or consuming alcohol will be requested to leave the premises.

8.8 Perth Racing enforces and upholds Responsible Service of Alcohol standards for all events. For specific information, please refer to Liquor Licence, House Management Policy and Code of Conduct documentation posted at each entry gate and responsible service posters located displayed around the venue.

8.9 Patrons should be aware that 24 hour continuous video surveillance is in operation and that all such recordings/photographs may be supplied to law enforcement agencies as evidence if necessary.

9. Perth Racing taste cards

9.1 Taste cards, Bar Cards, Bar Tabs or wrist bands are valid for use on food and beverage purchases at all Perth Racing permanent bars and cafés on racedays.

9.2 The Taste card, Bar Card, Bar Tab balance can be checked, redeemed and topped up at most permanent bar or food outlets with a designated point of sale system.

9.3 Taste cards are valid for 3 years from the date of purchase. Funds remaining after this date will be forfeited.

9.4 Taste cards are not valid for use on Perth Racing Membership renewals, Member Privilege day passes and may not be accepted at temporary pop up bars or cafés at Perth Racing venues.

9.5 Taste cards are not valid for use in conjunction with other function bookings, promotions or package purchases and offers.

9.6 Taste cards are not redeemable for cash, and change will not be given on any transaction.

9.7 Taste cards, Bar Cards, Bar Tabs will not be replaced if lost or misplaced.