The Australian Racing
Drivers’ Club (ARDC) runs SMSP (a NSW Government facility). The ARDC is a
not-for-profit member-based motorsport club dedicated to competitors and
enthusiasts of motorsport and entrusted with making SMSP “the Home of Australian
ABOUT THE ARDC
Yes, however SMSP is an
extremely busy facility and the circuits in particular are booked well in
advance. Also, the costs of booking the entire track including insurance,
medical/fire and rescue staff, spotters, etc can be expensive for individuals.
However, please feel free to direct all enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +612 9672 1000, and we will see what we can do!
Circuit opening hours are
typically 6:30am – 6:00pm, or until 1030pm when there is night track activity. Please check our Calendar for individual event
times for exact hours, and some restrictions may apply for certain private events. The ARDC Administration Office (for all enquiries
for SMSP as well as the club) is open from 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday –
SMSP offers plenty of spectator and competitor parking on site at Sydney Motorsport Park, and at some events, Sydney Dragway. However, we advise you check out the event you are attending on our EVENTS CALENDAR for all the latest parking, travel and shuttle arrangements, or check out general parking directions on our Venue Information page.
We will do our best to
accommodate cars with accessible/equitable parking access at all events,
however restrictions to the site, event builds, etc can mean the allocated
parking areas change from event to event.Parking for daily experiences is typically close to where you
need to be – ask Security at the main gate for assistance.At events, the equitable parking varies – it could be on
the Skid Circuit, at the start of the P3 car park, or even at an allocated
(close) area on Sydney Dragway with a shuttle service. Be sure to read up
before you set out for SMSP – check out all you need to know about your event
by finding it on the CALENDAR.
As SMSP is a race facility
with volatile racing fuels and liquids on the premises, BBQs are only allowed
when the event/event promoter has approved their use, and only in a designated
area of the park that has been deemed safe.
Check the spectator information of each event to see if you can
bring a BBQ, but in most cases they are not allowed.
SMSP is a licenced
venue. Only unopened non-alcoholic beverages for individual consumption are
allowed on-site. If you are found to have these items, SMSP reserves the
right to confiscate these items and/or escort you from the
venue. Other prohibited items include:Gas
BBQs, or any fuel-driven BBQ, unless stated as allowed by the specific
fireworks, laser pointers, knives, firearms, dangerous weapons or any
device that has the potential to cause injury or public nuisance;Air
hornsSpray cans or compressed air canisters;Skateboards, scooters and roller blades;Recording devices for commercial purposes;Commercial, political or offensive clothing,
banners, logos or signage;Outlaw motorcycle or crime gang colours;Any items or goods for public sale.
Lawn chairs, umbrellas,
cushions, blankets and any low-lying seating is encouraged in the General
Admission viewing areas; however, we cannot allow spectators to bring tents,
canopies or any form of scaffolding.
Centre is located at the entrance to the main (North) pit paddock. Ambulance
attendance, as well as Fire and Rescue, are mandatory on track days and events.
Our well-trained medical staff are always happy to assist.
Licensed for motorcycle and
car racing, our purpose-built motorsport facility west of Sydney features four
race circuit configurations to suit a number of motorsport activities; the
Brabham Circuit, the Gardner Grand Prix Circuit, the Druitt (GP North) Circuit
and Amaroo (GP South) Circuit. We also have a dedicated floodable
skidpan, a Figure 8 Skid Circuit, and a 4WD offroad track.
THE SMSP CIRCUITS
There is a wide variety of
racing events and experiences at SMSP, from car and bike races, supersprints
and timed racing, to skidpan motorkhanas, drifting, 4WD events, and even
cycling races and fun runs.
Please note that the Sydney Dragway and Eastern Creek Karts
are separate businesses to SMSP.
Check out our COMPETITORS page for
everything racing, or our CALENDAR for a list of
During most weekdays ie
Monday through Thursday, the track is home to various ARDC Experience Partners
and corporate clients including V8 Racing, Formula Ford & Drift
experiences, Track and Ride Day operators; Driving & Riding Academies &
Schools, Race Teams who want to test, manufacturers who want to test new cars
(or launch/film commercials or photography) and so on.
Unless it is a private,
restricted activity, admission to the circuit is FREE to the public on these
days to come and have a look at what happens at Australia’s best motorsport
Check out our CALENDAR for a list of
Yes! SMSP Track Days and SMSP Ride Days specialise in
getting all levels of motoring enthusiasts, from first-timers right through to
professionals, onto the circuit to test themselves and their cars in a safe and
controlled environment. For CAMS licence holders, we also have ARDC Private Practice for a variety of cars and bikes, and including
open-wheelers and Superkarts.
Drone approval will be supplied to professional working media or commercial filming crews only, and proof of commission/connection to an event promoter will need to be submitted along with the proper documentation (see below).
Approval for the use of a drone for the acquisiton of personal footage will not be approved. ALL drones permitted to fly on SMSP grounds must be manned by a two-person team; a Drone Operator and either Camera Operator (preferred) or a ground spotter. Sub-2kg drones are not exempt from this policy.
Apply to the ARDC for permission to film via the following page, provided you have the requested requirements:ardc.com.au/drones
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Complaints about privacy
7.1 If you have any complaints about our privacy practices, please feel free to send in details of your complaints to our contact details below. We take complaints very seriously and will respond shortly after receiving written notice of your complaint.
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Version 1.2 (September 2013, updated January 2019)The following conditions of entry apply to all persons entering Sydney Motorsport Park (“SMSP”) unless written consent has been granted from the Australian Racing Drivers’ Club (“ARDC”). Event specific conditions may also apply.
DISCLAIMER:EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, RELEASE AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK
MOTOR SPORT IS DANGEROUSIn exchange for being able to attend or participate in the event, you agree:to release Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Ltd (“CAMS”) and Australian Motor Sport Commission Ltd, promoters, sponsor organisations, land owners and lessees, organisers of the event, their respective servants, officials, representatives and agents (collectively, the “Associated Entities”) from all liability for your death, personal injury (including burns), psychological trauma, loss or damage (including property damage) (“harm”) howsoever arising from your participation in or attendance at the event, except to the extent prohibited by law;that CAMS and the Associated Entities do not make any warranty, implied or express, that the event services will be provided with due care and skill or that any materials provided in connection with the services will be fit for the purpose for which they are supplied; andto attend or participate in the event at your own risk.You acknowledge that:the risks associated with attending or participating in the event include the risk that you may suffer harm as a result of:motor vehicles (or parts of them) colliding with other motor vehicles, persons or property;acts of violence and other harmful acts (whether intentional or inadvertent) committed by persons attending or participating in the event; andthe failure or unsuitability of facilities (including grand-stands, fences and guard rails) to ensure the safety of persons or property at the event.motor sport is dangerous and that accidents causing harm can and do happen and may happen to you. You accept the conditions of, and acknowledge the risks arising from, attending or participating in the event and being provided with the event services by CAMS and the Associated Entities.
Management reserves the right to inspect and / or search bags, motor vehicles and motorcycles brought into or out of the venue. This may require the persons assistance.Persons gaining unauthorised access to Sydney Motorsport Park will be evicted and may be liable for prosecution.Persons who use offensive or threatening language, cause a disturbance or refuse to comply with requests made by Sydney Motorsport Park staff will be evicted.Alcohol cannot be brought into or taken from Sydney Motorsport Park.Smoking on the premises is not permitted in any pit and paddock areas, seated, thoroughfare and concourse areas and buildings, balconies and pit roof.Children must be supervised by a responsible adult or guardian at all times.Persons who throw articles or gain unauthorised entry onto the circuit will be evicted and may be liable for prosecution.Persons consent to the recording of their image or likeness including audio and visual.Persons bringing personal items into Sydney Motorsport Park do so at their own risk and Sydney Motorsport Park will not be held responsible for any damages to, loss or theft of personal property.Any unauthorised commercial activity including ticket selling, soliciting, customer surveying, or attaching advertisements is not permitted.Any unauthorised capturing of images for commercial use or broadcast in any format is not permitted.Use of rope, bunting, poles, temporary fencing, tarpaulin, paint, or any other materials to create segregated or reserved viewing areas is strictly prohibited. Sydney Motorsport Park may remove all such materials at their discretion (including at the conclusion of racing on each day of the Event). Any property left unattended at the conclusion of each day will be deemed abandoned and forfeited to Sydney Motorsport Park.
REFUSAL OF ENTRY
For the comfort, safety and enjoyment of all persons, management reserves the right to:Refuse entry to any persons deemed to be intoxicated and/or disorderly;Refuse entry to any unauthorised persons;Refuse entry to persons who attempt to bring any restricted or prohibited items into Sydney Motorsport Park.
RESTRICTED / PROHIBITED ITEMS
The following items are not permissible in Sydney Motorsport Park:Glass or breakable containers;Alcoholic beverages;Illicit drugs;Flares, fireworks, laser pointers, knives, firearms, dangerous weapons or any device that has the potential to cause injury or public nuisance;Air horns;Gas BBQ’s, gas bottles or any naked flames;Spray cans or compressed air canisters;All animals except guiding or assistance animals;Skateboards and roller blades;Recording devices for commercial purposes;Platforms, structures or materials to be used to erect platforms or other viewing platforms;Commercial, political or offensive clothing, banners, logos or signage;Outlaw motorcycle or crime gang colours;Any items or goods for public sale.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Persons are permitted to bring the following items into Sydney Motorsport Park:Pre-packaged food such as sandwiches, fruit, biscuits, crisps, etc. for individual consumption;Unopened non-alcoholic beverages for individual consumption.Persons are not permitted to bring packaged or commercial branded food and beverage products to Sydney Motorsport Park.
NO SMOKING POLICY
For the comfort of all within Sydney Motorsport Park, a no-smoking policy is in place for all pit and paddock areas, seated, thoroughfare and concourse areas and buildings balconies and pit roof. Smoking is only permissible in designated smoking areas.
All persons entering Sydney Motorsport Park are advised that:They are entering licenced premises;Intoxicated persons will not be permitted to enter;Persons in possession of liquor will not be permitted to enter;Checking procedures will apply to prevent persons possessing liquor from entering;Intoxicated persons will be removed from the premises;It is an offence for minors to purchase and consume liquor;It is an offence to purchase liquor for (or supply liquor to) minors;Persons supplying liquor to minors will be reported to the Police and penalties apply under the Liquor Act 2007.Persons under 25 years of age may need to show valid ID as proof of age for purchase and consumption of liquor.
RESPONSIBLE SERVICE OF ALCOHOL
Sydney Motorsport Park supports the responsible service of alcohol.
GENERAL RISK WARNING
Under CIVIL LIABILITIES ACT 2002; General Admission Crowds may cause Recreational Risks. Patrons must assess their own risk on entry.
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