Frequently Asked Questions
Can I supply my own alcohol in my marquee?
No alcohol is to be bought into the premises. All alcohol is to be purchased from the general bars located on the grounds or ordered through the Jockey Club. You are able to supply your own soft drink and water – however this must be in cans or plastic bottles – NO GLASS ALLOWED
How and when do I order my alcohol through the Jockey Club?
Alcohol must be ordered by 25 May 2019, at D’Aquino’s Parkes Cellars, 44 Dalton Street, Parkes. No full strength beer is permitted. All beers are to be Tooheys branded and all beverages are to be in cans or wine poured into plastic cups (no glass is allowed onto the grounds). Your order and bags of ice will then be delivered to your marquee the morning of the event (please ensure that your eski’s are in your marquee the night before the event so they can be filled with your alcohol purchases). Tax invoice from the Parkes Jockey Club will be sent to the email address provided in the application.
Can I take home any alcohol left over from my tent?
Yes you are able to collect any alcohol left over from the day that you have purchased for your tent the following morning after the races as this is a RSA requirement of the Parkes Jockey Club.
Can I supply my own bar attendant?
Yes, this year you will need to supply your own bar tender for the day as long as they are fully qualified with a current Responsible Service of Alcohol Certification – this Certificate will be needed to be supplied to the Parkes Jockey Club President by 11am on the day of the races.
Are there any restrictions on the alcohol served on the day?
Yes – no full strength beer or spirits are able to be served. Mid-strength alcohol will only be allowed until the closing of all bars at 5pm.
Will there be transport available back to Parkes after the races finish?
Yes – buses will be available from the race course into Cooke Park beginning from 4pm with the last bus at 6pm. This will be offered to the public free of charge. There is no transport supplied from Parkes to the race course, you will need to arrange your own transport to the race course.
Is there a cost to enter the event on the day?
Yes – Those 16 years and older will be required to pay $20 per person gate entry on the day.
Do I need to arrange my own marquee?
Yes – You will need to supply your own marquee, tables, chairs, decorations, plastic cups, cutlery, heating and lighting (if required). A few hire companies within the region of Parkes that supply the above are (but not limited to):
If you have any further questions please contact Katie Monkerud on 0404 385 432 or firstname.lastname@example.org.