How far away is the Sydney Motorsport Park from the Sydney CBD?
Sydney Motorsport Park is located 37km west of the Sydney CBD and approx 48km from the Sydney Airport.
What’s the closest suburb to the Sydney Motorsport Park?
Blacktown (9km), Rooty Hill (10km) or Mt Druitt (10.5km)
Can I use public transport to get to Sydney Motorsport Park?
Unfortunately there is no public transport going all the way to the track. Our advice is to take a City Rail train to Blacktown and then a taxi (Premier Cabs 131 017) to the track. Busways buses also operate from the Blacktown station.
Where can I get a City Rail and Busways timetables?
The City Rail timetable is available online at www.cityrail.info. To find Blacktown train station, select the “Western Line”. Busways timetable is available atwww.busways.com.au.
What’s the best place to book accommodation at?
Arguably the best place to stay while attending WTAC is the Chifley Hotel. It’s right next door to the track and literally a 5 minute walk from the entry gate. It does, however, get booked out early, and we’re told it’s already fully booked for this year’s event.
There are plenty of hotels, motels and rooms available in the surrounding suburbs, Blacktown, Mt Druitt, Rooty Hill or Parramatta that are reasonably priced and within a short distance to the track. The accommodation tends to get more expensive the closer to the Sydney CBD (further away from the track) you get. A good place to start is our ownWTAC Accommodation Guide.
What if we want to hire a car?
Car hire is a great option, especially if you’re travelling with a group. It gets you to and from the track and allows you the flexibility of exploring Sydney without being dependent on the public transport.
What’s the advantage of pre-purchasing tickets online?
Apart from saving $20 on the 2-Day Pass (which is only available online) you’ll also get onto the track quicker as the “pre-paid” line moves considerably faster than the general line where each spectator needs to buy a ticket.
Will the 2-Day Passes be available at the gate?
No. The 2-Day Pass is a discounted offer available only online. Only single day tickets will be sold at the gate.
Can I get into the Pit Zone with my General Entry ticket?
Yes, that is one of the biggest diffference between WTAC and other motorsport events. You have access to the pit zone and you can even walk right up to the pit garages where you can view the cars up close and rub shoulders with the teams. All we ask is that you don’t get in the way of the cars or obstruct the teams while they’re trying to prepare the cars for racing.
Are there places where I’m NOT allowed to go?
The Pit Lane (trackside of the pit garages) is a restricted area. Only competitors and accredited media are allowed in the Pit Lane. Around the track you are not allowed to go past the fences dividing the spectator area from the track. The Grand Stand and the Pit Building Roof will be both open to the public.
Does my WTAC ticket include parking?
Your WTAC ticket will get you into one of the WTAC offsite general parking areas. These parking areas are located within the Sydney Dragway. Follow the directions of the WTAC officials, they will guide you to the parking area closest to your entry gate. There are secure parking spots available within the Sydney Motorsport Park at extra cost. We’ll be announcing the pricing and location of these soon.
Is there a quick way to get to the Grand Stand from the Pit Zone?
There is an underground tunnel between the Pit Building and the Control tower that will safely take you under the main straight. Check the Track Maps that will be on display throughout the Pit Zone.
Will there be food and drinks available for purchase at the track?
Yes, apart from the main shop there will be several food outlets open on both days providing hot food, beverages and soft drinks for the spectators.