Vodafone Gold Coast 600


Rhapsody Resort®  Vodafone Gold Coast 600

START your engines, the Gold Coast 600 is just around the corner, so here's your comprehensive guide to everything you need to know from partying to getting here. The three-day event will be non- stop excitment with, live music and of course what we all came to see - racing! There will be road closures, public transport changes and support events across the Gold Coast that you will need to know about, so we've thrown it all into a handy easy to follow guide. 

VODAFONE GC 600 19 - 21 OCTOBER 2018

First appearing on the Australian motorsport calendar in 1991, the Gold Coast street circuit is a high speed, concrete-lined, thrill ride that was shortened for the new look event in 2010. The temporary street track has proven to create carnage in the past, particularly when drivers don’t show the patience required for victory. The Vodafone GC 600 circuit sees the track cover 2.96km. The layout allows for better spectacle, providing fans with great on-track action and entertainment value. The track layout and design means is designed to reduce disruption to the local traffic and residents.


From 12.01am on Friday the 19th of October to 9.00pm on Sunday the 21st of October 2018, the GC600 event precinct (including Rhapsody Resort), will be secured and entry will be via an Accommodation Access Pass and a valid event ticket only. There will be no vehicle access to Rhapsody Resort between 7.00am and 7.00pm. From 7.00pm untill 7.00am vehicle access is possible for Northbound traffic at Gate 6, on the Esplanade and at Gate 7, Pacific Street for Southbound traffic. The circuit will only be drivable one way so may require a lap of the circuit to get back to Rhapsody. If you are driving to Rhapsody after 12:01am on Friday you will require an accommodation access pass to be mailed to you prior to arrival, please contact the resort to arrange.

Please note: All guests staying in house during the GC600 event (Friday 19th - Sunday 21st October 2017) will require an event ticket PLUS an Accommodation Access Pass to enter the building during race hours and the precinct after hours. An Accommodation Access Pass is not a ticket and does not grant access into the event precinct. The cost of the Accommodation Access Pass is $20 per person and includes access to Rhapsody Resort on all 3 days of the event. Accommodation Access Passes are wristbands and there is a different colour for each day therefore you will need ensure you have 3 wristbands per person (one wristband per day). Accommodation Access Pass are payable direct at the resort. For more information please call the Rhapsody Resort direct on 07 5618 8300 (International 1300 742 776).


If you are staying at Rhapsody Resort between (15th - 22nd October) and are driving or being dropped off in a vehicle to the Rhapsody Resort you will be affected by the traffic restrictions around Surfers Paradise North which includes access to Rhapsody Resort.

Friday the 19th October - At 7am – Track closed for racing. There is no access to the track between 7.00am and 7.00pm on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday and is limited to local traffic only, with correct accreditation/passes, between 7.00pm and 7.00am each day*. Road is returned to normal direction with lanes open at 5.00am Tuesday 23 October.

What to expect - All lanes affected in both directions - Delays expected (during active hours) - Diversions are in place

Traffic and Transport Changes: Please find a link to the 2018 Community Infomation Brochure click here.

Build Notice: For the  race construction (September 17th - 23) click here.

 15 - 22 October (Event Week)  Day + Night Works  

Entire circuit + surrounding streets
The Esplanade
MacIntosh Park


Traffic within the circuit re-directed one-way
Parking restrictions in surrounding streets including Paradise Waters and Main Beach from October 19-21

 22 - 27 October  

Day Works: 6:30am-5:00pm


Night Works: 7:30pm – 5:00am


Gold Coast Highway
Surfers Paradise Boulevard
MacIntosh Park
Oceanway Footpath

Partial road closures during day

Full road closure of southbound lanes during night works with diversions in place
Oceanway footpath closure

29 October 


3 November

Day Works: 6:30am – 5:00pm


Night Works: Tue 30/10 from 2.30am


Main Beach Parade
Breaker Street
Serisier Avenue
Hill Parade
MacIntosh Park
Oceanway Footpath

Partial road closures 

Full road closures
Main Beach Parade (Tue 30/10), 2:30am – 5am
Breaker Street (Fri 2/11), 6am – 9am
Oceanway footpath closure

 5 - 10 November  Day Works: 6:30am – 5:00pm  

Main Beach Parade
MacIntosh Park

 Partial road closures
  • 19 - 21 OCTOBER 2018
  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship round 14 102laps
  • Lenght 2.96km
  • Direction: Anti-Clockwise
  • Average Speed: 265 km/h
  • Fastest Point: Approach to turn 1
  • Slowest Point: Turn 4 & 15
  • Qualifying Lap Record: 1:10.0480 2013 David Reynolds
  • Porche Carrera Cup
  • Formula 4 
  • SuperTrucks Racing Series
  • Broadwater Parklands concert presented by Gold FM


Vodafone Gold Coast 600 2018 TrackMap 

GC600 2018 TRACK MAP



Residents living in the race precinct including in-house guests staying at the Rhapsody Resort will need accreditation to enter and leave their homes or accommodation. From 12.01am on Friday, October 19 to 9pm on Sunday, October 21, the Vodafone Gold Coast 600 precinct will be secured and entry will be via accreditation accommodation pass or a valid event ticket only (Ticketek, Corporate Pass etc). It is important that you carry your accreditation with you at all times, as it will be necessary to show this to security in order to re-enter the precinct.


Reveller who have a pre-purchased event ticket or hold official accredition passes to the GC600 event can travel free to and from the even on the G: link Trams, Surfside busses and Queensland Rain City Network trains From Friday until Sunday (inclusive). Kids 12 and under can travel for free on certain public transport services when they are with an adult who is in possession of a vaild entry ticket. Plan your public transport journey with the Translink Journey Planner available from the Translink website or by calling Translink on 13 12 30. The best way to travel to the Vodafone Gold Coast 600 event is public transport as parking is limited in areas surrounding the event.


Trams will increase in frequency to service stations at Main Beach and Surfers Paradise North as often as every six and a half minutes. If you are heading North, approximately 600 metres from Gate 6. If you are travelling from the North the closest station is Main Beach, the closest entry is Gate 2, the underpass. If you are travelling to the concert from the event, the closest station is Broadwater Parklands. The best option to move between the race precinct and the concert is via the pedestrian bridge on the Gold Coast Highway (Sundale Bridge)


No Parking access between the hours of 7.00am-8.00pm at: Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise Boulevard, parts of the Esplanade (Budds Beach), parts of Main Beach Pde (McIntosh Island), Pacific St, Cable St, Hill Pde, Serisier Ave, parts of Breaker St, parts of Ocean Ave and the Gold Coast Highway eastern lanes at McIntosh Island. Resident and transit access with passes reopen 8.00pm-7.00am. The Gold Coast Highway western lanes will open for two-way traffic. There is resident-only access with passes on McIntosh Island.


2018 Vodafone Gold Coast 600 Schedule & Results can be found here!

OFF TRACK ENTERTAINMENT - Saturday - Broadwater Sounds presented by 92.5 Gold FM

92.5 GoldFM presents an unforgettable line up of entertainment at the Broadwater Sounds concert as part of the Vodafone Gold Coast 600.

Date: Saturday 20th October 2018

Location: Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport QLD 4215

Acts: Saturday night stars three of the world's greatestrock acts, FOREIGNER and +LIVE+, along with Brisbane ARIA-award winners, SHEPPARD.

FOREIGNER      LIVE      Sheppard

Concert Times: SHEPPARD 6:00PM,  +LIVE+ 7:30PM, FOREIGNER: 9:15PM

Gates open at 5:00PM

Please note – Broadwater Sounds entertainment is included in any same-day Supercar ticket - Tickets can also be purchased at Broadwater Parklands on the evening of the event at the Ticketek Box office. this is a ticketed event. #JOINTHEPARTY #SUPERFEST #GC600

For all Vodafone GC600 2019 Bookings please click HERE!

Best Track Side Apartments Available

Please note: our apartments are not available for rent for Bucks or Hens groups and Parties or Large Gatherings cannot be held in the apartments. We are a residential resort property and nearby residents will complain immediately after a party starts and we will have no option than to evict all persons in the apartment including the paying guests. Strict security and eviction procedures are in place. Requests for 2 or more apartments on the same level cannot be considered, we apologise in advance We do not hold licences to allow Weddings and we do not accept Schoolies.  Minimum age to hire the apartments must be 18 years or older.