Race Day Info
For up-to-date Race Field Information, please visit the RWWA Customer Racing Information Service
Getting to Town
Driving? The racecourse is located on the Eastern Border of the Town on Yilgarn Avenue directly across the road from the Caravan Park. You can make your way through the town or via the bypass road. Northam is a pleasant 60 minute drive east of the Perth Metro area on Great Eastern Highway.
Public Transport? Transwa offer both bus and train services daily to Northam. See website www.transwa.com.au for information and bookings.
Welcome to the Track
Gates open at 11am with full bar and tote facilities available at this time.
Admission: Midweek admission is free of charge, feature race meetings vary. Please see event link information on the website or follow us on Facebook for regular updates.
Please note the Northam Racecourse is a licenced venue so strictly NO BYO alcohol is permitted and all under 18 year olds must be accompanied by their legal guardian at all times.
You are most welcome to pack a picnic and enjoy the many area’s available for public seating. You may dine-in our on-course café, Mane Event, with a range of meals to delight the fussiest of tastebuds or we can also offer pre-ordered gourmet hampers. Café is open from 11am and meals are served in takeaway or dine in options.
Dress code. Our minimum requirement is neat casual dress code in all public areas. Strictly no bare feet are permitted on-course.
Fancy some special treatment? We offer “Day at the Races” packages for groups of 10 or more at our midweek race meetings, please contact our office for more information.
Feature Event Marquee Packages, please see our event tab on this website for details.
Perhaps you feel like staying for a night or two? Northam has some great accommodation options from cute BnB’s to sprawling country manors.
Northam Caravan Park
Situated immediately across the road from the racecourse so no need to book the cab or allocate the skipper. With grassed camp sites, caravan sites and on-site cabins there is an option to suit your needs. Bev and Ian, the park owners, will take good care of you. Call them on 9622 1620
Fairway Manor Accommodation is just 5 minutes’ drive from Northam Town Centre. This peaceful accommodation offers picturesque views. It features BBQ facilities and a games room.
Accommodation options include self-contained apartments and private rooms. All rooms are air-conditioned and offer a flat-screen TV. The private bathrooms include a shower, a hairdryer, and free toiletries. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided.
Free parking, and 24-hour check-in is available.
Just 5 minutes’ drive away is Northam Country Club, where guests can enjoy golf, squash, tennis, and a restaurant. Northam Racecourse is 7 minutes’ drive away.
Windward Balloon Adventures
A must for everyone’s bucket list, even if you are scared of heights. To float between the clouds and take in the breathtaking views of the beautiful Avon Valley is something else. Generally flying between April and November, a Balloon Flight is the perfect accompaniment to your trip to Northam for the races, the flight may even take you over the racecourse where you will have a birds eye view of the horses in training for the morning. Your flight will end with a delicious Champagne breakfast Northam.