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Rally Australia World Rally Championship Coffs Coast

Coffs Harbour, NSW


On 15-18 November 2018, Coffs Coast in northern NSW will host Kennards Hire Rally Australia, the Australian leg of the World Rally Championship and the closing round of the season.

Fully-catered, family-friendly viewing points, easily accessible from Coffs Harbour and the surrounding region, will be available around the stages. The Destination NSW Super Special Stage at the Coffs Jetty Foreshore. Check out the Rally Australia Spectator Info for details.

The Coffs Harbour Regional Airport offers direct flights to and from Sydney on major Australian airlines. NSW TrainLink run two train journeys each day from Sydney to the Coffs Harbour railway station. Coach services are also available.

Book a seat on NSW TrainLink services

The closest station to the event is Coffs Harbour on the North Coast. The journey takes around 9 hours on the XPT services and trains leave from Central Station three times a day. For more details and to book a seat, use the tool below.

The information in this site is provided as a guide only and may have been provided to Transport for NSW by third parties. The information may change and all details should be confirmed with the event organiser before booking any travel. See full disclaimer

Road closures will be in place between Sat 10 Nov and Tue 20 Nov to accommodate pre-event set up and post-event pack down.

Various closures will be implemented along and surrounding the rally circuit throughout the Bellingen Shire Council, Clarence Valley Shire Council, Coffs Harbour City Council and Nambucca Shire Council.

Motorists are advised to expect delays along the Pacific Hwy in both directions approaching Coffs Harbour, particularly on Thursday as crowds arrive and Sunday/Monday as crowds leave the area.

On Saturday 17 November, special event clearway parking restrictions will be in effect on both sides of the Pacific Hwy at Martells Rd from 6.30am to 4.30pm.

Clearways are strict no-parking zones, and apply even to local residents and RMS Mobility Scheme Permit holders. Check signs as vehicles left in clearways will be towed and a fee applies.

For a full list of road closures, visit

Coffs Harbour locate don the east coast in Northern NSW is accessible via the Pacific Highway. The driving time is approximately 6 hours from Sydney.

Delays are expected on approach to the Coffs Coast so plan to arrive early and allow extra travel time.