FAQ

Q. Where is Bathurst?
A. Bathurst is approximately 3 hours by car from the Sydney CBD, 4.5 hours by train or less than an hour by plane – visit www.rex.com.au for flights.

Q. What is the history of the Event?
A. The first ever motor racing meeting at Bathurst was held over Easter in 1938. This event was established in 2011, and the inaugural 6 Hour Race was held in 2016. In 2017 the event name reverted to Bathurst 6 Hour.

Q. What cars run in the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour?
A. Production cars (no sports cars)

Q. What time does the 6 Hour Race start?
A. 11:30am on Sunday 16 April 2017. The full racing schedule is available here.

Q. What time do gates open and close?
A. Gates are open from 7:00am and close at 6:00pm daily.

Q. Is this 6 Hour Race being televised live?
A. The race will be streamed live on this website, and a two hour highlights program will be broadcast on SBS at 1pm on Sunday 23 April 2017. Check our coverage guide for details.

Q. Where can I buy tickets?
A. Click here for ticket information and to buy tickets.

Q. What parking is available?
A.  Spectators can park free of charge in the public car park off Mt Panorama Avenue where the Main Gate is located and on top of the Mountain.

Q. What are the accommodation options in Bathurst?
A. Bathurst has a range of accommodation options - see the home page for links and the Accommodation page on this website.

Q. Are campgrounds operating at the Event?
A. The Paddock Campground is the only campground operating at the Event - see dedicated page on the website.

Q. Can I drive my own car up to the top of the Mount to watch racing?
A. Yes, providing all occupants have a valid ticket.

Q. Can I gain access to the Pit complex roof during the Event?
A. Yes, however the roof is subject to capacity and restrictions to access may be applied.

Q. Is there a 'Will Call' Office
A. An 'Accreditation Office' is located at the Main Gate, which acts as a 'Will Call' office. The hours of operation are:

  • Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 April: 9.00am – 5.00pm;
  • Friday 14 and Saturday 15 April: 6.00am – 6.00pm;
  • Sunday 16 April: 6.00am – midday.

Q. Will alcohol be sold at the Event?
A. Yes, from the Bar located in the Paddock

Q. Are there Big Screens?
A. There are two big screens operating at the event, one on top of the Mountain and one at Hell Corner, both operating on Sunday only.

Q. What hospitality options are available?
A. More information about hospitality options are on the hospitality page of the website.

Q. What catering options are there?
A. Vendors will be operating from the Paddock, Harris Park and top of the mountain.

Q. What facilities are there for disabled patrons?
A. Disabled patrons can park in Harris Park (providing official State Government vehicle pass on the car), and access the disabled elevator attached to the main pedestrian bridge which connects with the pit complex, where there is a suitable elevator to access the Paddock (area behind the garages). Disabled toilets are located in the pit complex along with ramps to access the entire complex.

Q. Will official event merchandise and programs be available for sale?
A. Yes, from the official merchandise stall located at the rear of Garage 36.

Q. What first aid service is available?
A. St John’s Ambulance will be providing first aid over the Event. They will be located in the Main Paddock and Harris Park.

Q. Is there a radio broadcast of the Event?
A. The Bathurst 6 Hour will be broadcast live on 87.8mhZ.

Q. Can I bring my dog?
A. No, animals of any type are prohibited with the exception to assistance animals.

Q. Is there an ATM at the Circuit?
A. No, the nearest is located in Bathurst township, approximately 3 km away.

Q.  What is the weather normally like in April?
A. Bathurst in April has a mean minimum temperature of 7 degrees Celsius and a mean maximum temperature of 21 degrees Celsius.