Bairnsdale Racing Club
P. (03) 5152 4057
F. (03) 5153 1252
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Bairnsdale Racing Club
Established in the region in 1862, the Bairnsdale Racing Club has a long association with East Gippsland. The club is well-regarded in the community, with support from major community partners including Patties Foods, East Gippsland Shire and East Gippsland Water together with a wide range of local businesses who support the race club through a range of sponsorship initiatives.As a non-for-profit organisation the Club relies on this support from sponsors, members and all guests to the Club.
The Bairnsdale Racing Club will hold seven race meetings during the 2011/12 season.
Our next race meeting is Dahlsens Melbourne Cup Day at Bairnsdale on Tuesday 1st November.
The Club also manages Raceview Receptions; it's own function centre. It's an ideal venue for engagements, parties, weddings, wakes, conferences and major events. Visit the function page for further details.
Travel & Accommodation
|124 Forge Creek Road, Bairnsdale, Victoria, 3875|
DISTANCE FROM MELBOURNE AIRPORT
|280 kilometres (3 hours) East of Melbourne|
|The race clubs operates a free bus service around the local region for most race meetings please contact the club for specific details.
Visit www.vline.com.au for coach information
|From Melbourne travel east on the Monash Freeway, then the Princes Freeway / Princes Highway. Just before the Bairnsdale Town Centre (before crossing the rail lines) turn right into Racecourse Road off the Princes Highway and the racecourse is 2km up the road. Alternatively head south at the Hospital roundabout and the racecourse is 2km from the roundabout.|
|V/Line operates train services between Melbourne and Bairndale three times a week. The station is around 4km from the race track.
A Taxi is readily available at the train station.
For information and timetables go to www.vline.com.au.
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|Whether you have a day, a weekend, a month or a lifetime, there are so many reasons to visit this magical corner of Victoria. Steeped in indigenous and first settler history and still retaining 80% of its original vegetation, the region appeals to both the adventure-seeker and those wishing to be pampered. With an array of fresh produce and an emerging cool climate wine industry, the region also has gastronomic appeal.
Spend a day on the ski slopes, trek through pristine coastal wilderness or lose yourself in the calm inlets of the Gippsland Lakes by day, before snuggling up in one of the region’s many quality accommodation options. For the really adventurous, the region allows you to fit surfing and snow skiing into a single day’s itinerary!
The rugged beauty of the high country and coastal areas is constantly changing over the seasons. Swimming, fishing, sailing and other recreational water sports are year-round pastimes for locals and visitors alike.
Indigenous artists and local artists working from their home-based studios showcase stunning ceramic sculptures, magnificent gold and silver work, plus a wonderful array paintings and contemporary art. There is plenty to attract lovers of art and culture to the region.
|We encourage all guests to stay at the new Mercure Bairnsdale. Located close to the track and a short drive to the town centre it's the ideal spot to stay when you're in East Gippsland.
Mercure Bairnsdale is located in the Gippsland Lakes district, a true playground with a myriad of aquatic activities, including fishing, sailing and water skiing, as well as hiking and nature walks. Just 3.5 hours from Melbourne, this hotel consists of 51 well-appointed rooms and apartments, a restaurant specialising in local cuisines, 1 bar, 1 modern function room for up to 120 guests, gymnasium and spa. Providing quality service and new facilities to the region, it is a perfect vacation venue.
Why not book a celebratory dinner at the Mecure Bairnsdale restuarant. The perfect way to end a day at the races.
Call 5152 8300 to book
Other local options
www.bairnsdalemotel.com.au - (03) 5152 1933
The Grand Terminus Hotel Motel Bairnsdale
www.grandterminus.com.au - (03) 5152 4040
Tanjil Motor Inn - Golden Chain
www.tanjilmotorinn.com.au - (03) 5152 6677
Comfort Inn Riversleigh
www.choicehotels.com.au - (03) 5152 6966
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Get your heart racing and become a member of the Bairnsdale Racing Club today.
- Admission to all Bairnsdale race meetings
- Access to the Members' Lounge
- Access to Members' car park
- Discounts on beverages, merchandise and marquee packages
- Quarterly newsletters
- Special offers from sponsors; communicated via website, email and newsletters
- Current offer - 10% of food and beverages at Bairnsdale Sporting and Convention Centre; simply show your current membership card to redeem.
Adult Single Membership:$45
Adult Double Membership:$80
SeniorSingle Membership (age 60+):$35 (proof of age required)
SeniorDouble Membership (age 60+):$65 (proof of age required)
Young Members Single (age 18-25):$35 (proof of age required)
Bairnsdale Racing Club
Phone: (03) 5152 4057
Fax: (03) 5153 1252