Northam Cup

Location: Northam Race Club

Positioned as the ideal blend of rural living, Northam is just a short trip from Perth, boasts numerous historically significant buildings and offers visitors a unique range of activities to enjoy.

Beyond being a hotspot for racegoers, Northam beckons tourists with an array of experiences that extend beyond a typical day trip. Renowned for its popular Hot Air Ballooning, the town proudly hosts regular events for balloon enthusiasts each year.

Closer to ground, the Northam Race Club hosts various race meetings from May to November, culminating in the much-anticipated Cup Day. The Club recently celebrated its 160th birthday and is embraced by the local community. The annual Cup Day features a vibrant mix of fashion, entertainment, and thrilling live racing action.


Tickets can be purchased at the gate upon arrival to the Northam Racecourse. Membership information is available on the club’s website at: Marquee information is available on the club’s Facebook page at:

Top 5 things to do in Northam

There is lots to do in Northam including:

  • View Northam from the sky in a hot air balloon
  • Explore the wildflowers
  • Learn about the town’s Aboriginal and Indigenous history at Bilya Koort Boodja
  • Visit the many parks and walking trails
  • Relax at Avonbrook Wines

View more ideas of things to do in Northam here.

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About Northam Race Club

Northam Racecourse is located 100km east of Perth, being an hour and a half scenic drive down Great Eastern Highway. When driving to the racecourse, a stop at Bakers Hill bakery is a must, well known to locals as one of the best pie shops in the region.

Nestled in the Avon Valley, the racecourse itself is situated on the edge of the Mortlock River on the eastern border of the town. It is the home of Northam Race Club which was established in 1863.

The track is one of WA’s best winter tracks, hosting around 25 meetings a year from May to November. It predominately hosts mid-week racing on Wednesdays or Thursdays but five times a year the track comes to life with feature weekend racing. Northam is the only racecourse outside of the metropolitan area to host a Group race with the Northam Stakes, an 1100m sprint run annually in May.

Other highlights include the WA Day Cup, run on the WA Day public holiday in June and the Northam Cup, a Listed race run in October.

This track also has abundant on-course entertainment, including live entertainment and Fashions on the Field, as well as some of WA’s best galloping action on the track, making it a great day out for the family.

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Northam Race Club
175 Yilgarn Ave, Northam WA 6401
Phone: (08) 9622 7765