Warrnambool Racecourse

Welcome to the Warrnambool Racing Club, home of the internationally acclaimed Wheelie Waste Grand Annual Steeplechase.

The racecourse is situated on the eastern outskirts of Warrnambool, set in a picturesque valley providing excellent natural viewing platforms.

The Warrnambool Racing Club conducts 20 race meetings per season highlighted by feature racing in spring, summer and autumn.

All roads lead to the 'Bool' in the first week of May each year as the Club conducts the internationally acclaimed TAB Warrnambool May Racing Carnival.

The Warrnambool Racing Club strives to develop a vibrant and growing platform to display the thoroughbred racing industry to a worldwide audience. The Club is steeped in over 160 years of history and remains the jewel in Country Racing Victoria's crown.

Regular V/Line services will operate. In addition, there will be a special return service called the "Grand Annual Race Train' that gets customers to the racecourse in time for the first race and leaves after the last race on the final day of the carnival. All services are reserved. Free bus transfers to Warrnambool Racecourse will connect at Warrnambool Station. For more information, phone 1800 800 007 or visit the V/Line website.

Head east on Princes Hwy away from the Warrnambool CBD towards Melbourne and turn left onto Grafton Rd.
For up to date information on the Warrnambool Bus Network, visit ptv.vic.gov.au or call 1800 800 007 (6.00am - 12 midnight daily).

VIEW THE MAP Warrnambool is the largest city in the Great Ocean Road region, located 263km south-west of Melbourne, an easy 3 hour drive via Geelong on the Princess Highway or Hamilton Highway. Or if you choose to come along the Great Ocean Road, please allow approximately 6 hours drive.


Warrnambool is known as Victoria's Southern Right Whale Nursery. Almost every year, between June and September, female Southern Right Whales return to the waters of Warrnambool's Logan's Beach to calve. The Whales often swim within a hundred metres of the shore and can be viewed from a specially constructed whale viewing platform in the sand dunes or from the beach.


The Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village in Warrnambool is situated within an hours drive of the 12 Apostles on the Great Ocean Road. Flagstaff Hill is Warrnambool's premier attraction providing the vital link between the culture and heritate of the Shipwreck Coast and the contemporary Great Ocean Road experience.

Location: Merri Street, Warrnambool.
Ph: 1800 556 111, (03) 5556 4600 or visit flagstaffhilll.com


Tower Hill Reserve, nestled inside a dormant volcano, is today a beautiful haven for wildlife. Kolas, emus, kangaroos, sugar gliders and many species of waterbirds - including the graceful black swans - roam freely throughout the reserve.

- Worn Gundidj Visitor Centre, featuring local Aborigional art and craft.
- Picnic Area with free BBQs.
- Toilet Facilities.

Location: Princess Highway, 14km west of Warrnambool.

Racecourse Location
Grafton Road, Warrnambool VIC 3280, Australia

Kms from Melbourne
260kms (approx. 3 hours)

By Car from Melbourne
From Melbourne, via Geelong on the Princes Highway or Hamilton Highway, or along the Great Ocean Road (approx. 6 hours drive).

By Train
From Southern Cross to Warrnambool, via bus to Koroit St Interchange, via bus to Warrnambool College, short walk to racecourse.

❊ Location ❊

Warrnambool Racecourse2-64 Grafton Road  Warrnambool Victoria 3280 | Map
(03) 5562 2211

❊ Web Links ❊

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