Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I purchase a Season Pass with the Wimmera Racing Club? 
A season pass with the Wimmera Racing Club represents outstanding value for money with entry into 32 race meetings across racecourse venues in the Wimmera region (Ararat, Donald, Great Western, Horsham, Murtoa, Nhill, St Arnaud, Stawell, Warracknabeal).
The Wimmera Racing Club functions alongside the individual local clubs and aims to ensure that the Wimmera clubs work together co-operatively with a broader goal of strengthening and promoting thoroughbred racing throughout the region.  Accordingly, your season ticket provides a broader support to the sport of racing in our region, as well as directly to your local nominated club.

A Wimmera Racing Club season ticket provides BOTH full voting membership to your nominated local Racing Club, as well as a non-voting season pass with the Wimmera Racing Club with payment being split 50/50 between those entities on receipt by Wimmera Racing. 

Does my membership application need to be ratified by the board to join as a new member? 
Yes, new members will have their application approved by the nominated local racing club at the next committee meeting. If your application is declined for any reason, you will receive a full refund. 

How can I pay for a membership?
Memberships can be purchased online with secure payment with a Visa or Mastercard. Please contact us for alternative payment methods.  

Are there members’ only facilities that I have access to on race day? 
We suggest that you make contact with each Wimmera club prior to race day to determine the member’s facilities available on race day. 

Can I bring children into the Members’ facilities?
Children under the age of 18 are permitted into all Members’ areas if accompanied by an adult member. Members are reminded that they are responsible for the behaviour and dress standard of their guests and children at all times.

Is there a dress code in the Members’ facilities? 
We kindly ask members to dress to a standard suitable for the Member’s facilities. Club Management retains the right, at its sole discretion to refuse any member or guest access to enter or use the members’ areas that are not attired in line with this policy or do not have the appropriate ticket or pass.

We suggest that you make contact with each Wimmera club prior to race day to determine the dress code in the member’s facilities on race day. 

Who can use a Guest Pass?
Guest passes can be used by any non-member you would like to bring on race day, it does not need to be the same guest each time. 

What will I receive in my membership pack?

  • Season Pass to 32 race meetings throughout the Wimmera in 2022/23 including all Cup and Event days.
  • Guest Pass (if applicable). 
  • Wimmera Racing Club Calendar.
  • Wimmera Racing Club Race Date Magnet.

When will I receive my membership pack? 
Membership packs are normally sent 1-3 business days after purchase for confirmed members, please allow more time during the busy renewal period. If you would like to collect your membership pack on race day, please get in touch with us to arrange this. 

What happens if my card is lost or stolen? 
Membership cards can be replaced by contacting the club (service fee may apply). The old card will be cancelled and a new one will be issued. 

Is there a Members’ car park? 
No, we have ample on-site public parking to accommodate attendees. 

How long does a membership last? 
The membership season follows the racing season, which is 1 August – 31 July. We recommend renewing early in the season to maximise value from your membership. 

If I can’t attend a race day, can a friend or family member use my card? 
Yes, another person can use your membership pass if you cannot attend. Membership cards are scanned upon entry to the racecourse and can only be scanned in once.

I have a question that hasn’t been answered, how can I contact the club? 
Please contact the Wimmera Racing Club via email for more information:
M: 0418 128 289