King Island Racing Club

King Island, Tasmania 7256, Australia
Phone: 0428 635 644

Welcome to the King Island Race Club

King Island Races - where the surf meets the turf!

Country racing always has a story to tell, but none like King Islands. Situated in the middle of the Western Entrance to Bass Strait, the King Island Racing Club Inc should logistically not have survived it's 123 years of racing.

In 1892 the winner's cheque was paid in wallaby skins, a form of currency in those days. These days, they fly in the stewards, jockeys and bookmakers.

Every September, as the sun unfolds over Bass Strait, it is not just the dairy farmers that are out and about, 80 odd horses are in work, preparing for the summer racing carnival.

Rather uniquely, King Island's race programs are dual code; a mix of gallopers and pacers which both race on the one-mile grass track. A number of clubs throughout the world could lay claim to staging dual meets, but it is unlikely many of them would have them both running on grass.

The main thrust of King Island racing is having fun. Always has been, always will be. Our race club would not have survived the past century if racegoers didn't have one helluva good time!

King Island racing upcoming events

Race day admission

  • General admission: $10
  • Concession $5
  • Children under 16: Free

For information about tickets and attending the King Island meetings visit the Club's website:

King Island Racing Club

Did you know ...

The first King Island Cup was run in 1892.

To keep the cup it was necessary to win the race three times.

The winner's cheque was paid in wallaby skins, a form of currency in those days.

Get Trackside - King Island Races

How to get you and your friends track side:

  • Airlines flying to King Island
  • Rex Airlines - flying out of Tullarmarine
  • King Island Airlines - flying out of Moorabbin
  • Vortex Airlines - flying out of Moorabbin
  • Sharp Airlines - flying out of Burnie/LauncestonTasmania and Essendon Victoria

King Island Tourism:

Do you need more information about the facilities on King Island? Accommodation - Tours - Restaurants Download the King Island Tourism Inc - Quick Guide

Get organised Now! Special events for all visitors ...

Special Accommodation

Packages for all race days available from King Island Holiday Village.


For more information about memberships contact the club via email:

King Island Race Club Facilities

The King Island Race Course is a 1600m turf track located on the North Road just on the outskirts of Currie.

The Race Club boasts full TAB and Sky Channel facilities, a bookmaker, race broadcaster, two licensed bars and kiosks for light refreshments.

The grassed hill provides ample space for picnics, and the tiered seating in front of the finish line allows for an excellent view of all races.

The Race Club provides a marquee and rooms for social gatherings for the sponsors.

Membership dollars support the local racing industry and will get you into all race meetings free of charge.

If you require more information please email.


For more information about sponsorships contact the club via email:

Contact details

Racecourse Rd
Currie TAS 7256

Phone: 0429 621 575