What to Wear2019-10-23T14:37:21+10:00

What to Wear

There’s nothing quite like the fashion and glamour that comes with a day at the races!

The Gold Coast Turf Club has specific dress regulations for the members, function and public areas, so please view below for more information.

All Members and Function Areas

Including Rails Bar, Prime Ministers Bar, Members Lounge Level 2, The Boardroom, Skyline Restaurant, Skyline Mezzanine, The Gallery, Corporate Suites, The Dome, Winners Circle, Paradise Room and the Gold Coast Event Centre.


Neat dress in keeping with modern standards


  • Thongs, Sandals, Sandshoes or Midriffs


Encouraged to wear smart dress or business attire.  Short or long sleeve collared shirt, collared polo, tailored trousers or dress jeans with belt and closed in dress shoes. Jacket, blazer or tie are optional


  • Ripped or dishevelled jeans.

  • Caps

  • Shorts

  • Thongs, Sandals, Sandshoes, Runners, Skate or Street Shoes

Public Areas

General Admission Areas, Public Bars, Public Betting Auditorium, Southern Lawn.

Gentlemen and Ladies

  • Minimum respectable dress standards are required for general admission.

  • Footwear must be worn at all times.

  • Dress t-shirts, collared shirts, jumpers, and jeans are acceptable attire in our public areas.

Fancy Dress

Fancy dress is allowed on course in our public areas. As part of the House Policy for the GCTC, those in Fancy Dress / Costume will only be admitted to the Club if the costume passes the following criteria:

  • The Fancy Dress / Costume must be in good taste. Meaning in no way can it be found offensive, lewd, or derogatory to any gender, ethnic or religious group.

  • The Fancy Dress / Costume must not have any offensive or derogatory slogans or printing.

  • The Fancy Dress / Costume must cover all private areas for both Males & Females, and must not be susceptible to intentional or unintentional wardrobe malfunctions.

  • The Fancy Dress / Costume must not cover or alter the person’s facial appearance.

Fancy Dress / Costumes will not be permitted to ANY Members or Function areas.
In all instances where personal interpretation may be questioned by any party, the GCTC Facility Manager will have final ruling.

House Policies

The Gold Coast Turf Club reserves the right to request any patron to adhere to our House Policies whilst attending any event or raceday at the Club.

These may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Request a patron to cover visible tattoos

  • The removal of inappropriate jewellery

  • The removal of inappropriate fancy dress

  • Removal or covering of inappropriate clothing

  • Confiscation of inappropriate props or sporting equipment

  • The ability for any GCTC staff member or representative to inspect any bags

Refusal to adhere to these rules may result in a patron being asked to leave the premises