Hamilton Racing Club

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Hamilton Racing Club

Whether it's enjoying a day at the races or a function in one of our three function facilities, the Hamilton Racing Club (HRC) will make sure you have an enjoyable and memorable experience.

Since 1864, HRC, along with the Warrnambool Racing Club, has been the backbone of jumping racing in the south-west of Victoria. Hamilton became the first racing club in Australia to conduct six jumping races on the one program in August 2000. T

he Hamilton Cup runs in October of each year, during Victoria's Spring Racing Carnival.

When mentioning the Hamilton Cup, the grand old stager, Puramaka, comes to mind. He won four cups in between 1977 and 1980, a feat that could stand forever.

The Hamilton racecourse consists of a course proper, steeple grass and a sand track. Up to 60 horses train at Hamilton each morning. There are three training establishments on-course, and other trainers are within close proximity.



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Hamilton Racing Club Function Centre

Make your event a winner at the Hamilton Racing Club Function Centre.

The Hamilton Racing Club Function Centre  (HRC) offers a unique blend of historic atmosphere with contemporary and heritage venues.

Located on the outskirts of Hamilton only a 5 minute drive from the CBD, the HRC highlights include a beautiful heritage listed grandstand, large open spaces , three different venues and outstanding catering facilities.  

With three different venues for you to choose from, you are sure to find the right space to make your event special at the HRC. With flexible function spaces HRC can accommodate your specific requirements.

Overlooking the racetrack, the Puramaka Room and historic grandstand offers function spaces that can cater for 6 to 200 people. Three conference and event rooms are available – Puramaka, Sir Agrifo and Apex Star Room. Whether it is a special birthday, engagement party, awards dinner, wedding, conference, product launch, Christmas celebration, exhibition, market the HRC has it all.

The  venues have fully equipped catering facilities for your chosen caterer to use and fully operational bars can be arranged by our friendly staff.  Each venue is understated in decor providing you a blank canvas to add your own touches to set the room up exactly how your want it.

With lush lawns, grand old trees and ample free parking, the HRC also offers an outdoor events centre. Whether it be your company Christmas party, market, cross country running race, community festival or large equipment exhibition, The grounds has the space to cater for all your needs.


Function Room




Puramaka Room




Sir Agrifo Room




Apex Star Room





For further information or to arrange an inspection contact Club Manager, Erin Penny on 0409 217 935 or email


Puramaka Room

The Members area is a fantastic open plan space located on the second level, it has an abundance of natural light and opens onto a large undercover balcony overlooking the racecourse.

Sir Agrifo Room

The old Members area is an open plan room with floor to ceiling windows on the lower level and opens onto a lawn area overlooking the wining post. This space is filled with natural light and is perfect for your Christmas party, luncheon or wedding.

Apex Star Room

Located under the heritage listed grandstand this open plan room oozes charm and character of a time gone by. With gorgeous wooden beams adorning the ceiling, rustic stone walls and French doors opening onto a private outdoor space, this room is perfect for a vintage inspired wedding, engagement cocktail party or high tea.





8 times per year you will enjoy the benefits of becoming a member of the Hamilton Racing Club. For only $95 you can join the Hamilton Racing Club and you will reap the benefits of exclusive offers. email: for a membership form.

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Travel & Accommodation

ADDRESS Henty Highway, Hamilton, Victoria 3300
Coach services are available from Melbourne and there is also a daily air service from Essendon Airport. 
Hamilton is 285 kilometres west of Melbourne, a 3.5-hour drive. Travel by car via the Henty, Glenelg or Hamilton highways.
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Hamilton is a gracious city located in the Western District. The Grange Burn loops around the southern edge of town, around its commercial heart and a number of gracious public buildings and homes. Lake Hamilton was created when the river was dammed at the spot where the earliest settlers camped. 

Today picnic grounds provide an equally tranquil scene for visitors. The town is surrounded by a vast and beautiful landscape of green rolling hills, ancient red gums, extinct volcanoes and impressive waterfalls. 

Activities and attractions 

Hamilton Art Gallery on Brown Street – renowned as having one of the best regional art collections in Australia 

Botanic Gardens at the corner of Thompson and French streets - heritage-listed, the Gardens include a native animal enclosure, bird aviary, band rotunda and decorative fountains 

Explore the Volcanic Trail - with its many unique features, enjoy fishing and water sports at Lake Hamilton or the nearby Rocklands Reservoir 

Major events 

Green Triangle Beef Expo – February 
Promenade of Sacred Music – April 
Hamilton Cup – October
Sheepvention – August 
Hamilton Rotary Art Show – October
Lake Hamilton Motor Village & Caravan Park Ph: 55723 855(Club Sponsor) 
Grand Central Hotel - Gray Street, Ph: 5572 2899 (Club Sponsor) 
Comfort Inn Botanical - Cnr French Street, Ph: 5572 1855 (Club Sponsor)
Best Western - Losdale Street Ph: 5572 4055 (Club Sponsor)
Grangeburn Motel - Ballarat Rd, Ph: 5572 5755 
Goldsmith Motel - Goldsmith Street, Ph: 5572 4347
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