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Noorama Picnic Race Club


About Noorama

The Noorama Picnic Races has been a tradition for over 50 years and has grown remarkably over the years to now be recognised as an outback event not to be missed.

Gates open 12pm

Sky channel & on course bookmakers

Entertainment by Murray Hartin
After races party with live band Golden Child

$50,000 prize money

Five Race Programme - first race 1:30pm

Bar til midnight

Fashions on the Field - fabulous prizes
Novelty foot races - cash prizes


Campers welcome

Full catering & free breakfast Sunday


Trackside picnic lunch tent
Paroo childrens' contact mobile from 1-4pm

I know nothing about racing and any money I put on a horse is a sort of insurance policy to prevent it winning!

Frank Richardson


What do I wear? How much money do I need? Do I bring my own drinks? Can I take my Swag?
All your questions answered here. Click on the boxes.


What is the entry cost?

$20 for adults with a free race book. Children FREE!

Where can I park?

There is ample parking available at the Noorama races onsite.

Can I bring a caravan?

Sure. There is ample room for your caravan at Noorama. 

I’m camping. What do I need to bring?

There’s full catering for the day and night and a FREE breakfast on Sunday morning. So, just bring whatever you need to sleep comfortably.

How much money do I need?

Completely up to you really. Camping is free. We’ve got bookies, full catering and a bar. With over $45,000 worth of prize money it’s going to be a great day so you need to make sure you bring enough for a good day out.

How do I get there?

People come from all over Australia to enjoy the relaxed and friendly country atmosphere at Noorama Picnic Races Club. A 4WD is not necessary as all roads to Noorama are pretty good. The racecourse is 96km from Cunnamulla, South West Queensland on the Job’s Gate Road.

In 2016 travel by bus to Noorama races, departing Cunnamulla 12 noon, returning 6pm – book and pay at the Cunnamulla Cabins Cafe on Emma Street. Adults travel free when they pre-purchase their gate admission: $20 per person including race book (non-refundable) and children $10 return.

What is the dress code?

As well as the breathtaking action on the racecourse, Fashions on the field will bring a touch of style and class to the day. We’ve been dressing up since 1966, so don’t forget your hat and you might end up winning Fashions on the Field.  We’ll search for our Best Dressed and crown Noorama’s most impressive fashionista.



We believe Noorama Picnic Races speaks for itself. Browse our previous Races.

  • Horses, booze & boys – what more could a girl want?

    Sarah Ward via Facebook
  • With such a big purse and such a great atmosphere, Noorama Races is one of our favourite country race events. 

    Jack Tracey via Facebook


The district of Noorama dates back to the 1880's and is rich in pastoral history.

The Noorama Recreational Centre was borne in the mid 1900’s as a meeting place for the community’s sporting and social activities. A cricket club was established in 1957 with the local team challenging Cunnamulla, Enngonnia and other country clubs. A tennis club was also formed and a strongly contested gymkhana was run each year.

In 1964 the Noorama Picnic Race Club was established and the first Noorama race meeting was held on May 14, 1966. A crowd turned out with great gusto from near and far to see the 43 horses compete for $365 worth of trophies.

Today, the Noorama Recreational Centre still plays host to many of the sporting activities for which it was originally intended, although it has successfully expanded its scope of operation to meet the changing needs of its surrounding community.

In 2016 Noorama will be celebrating 50 years of racing.


Noorama Picnic Races are proudly brought to you by the following Sponsors:

Elders Cunnamulla

Rabobank Roma

SLM Partners Australia

Tullmack Contracting

Contact Noorama Picnic Race Club