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2021 Virgin Australia | Gold Coast 600

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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. 

2021 VIRGIN AUSTRALIA GC600 DECEMBER 3rd - 5th

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 VIRGIN AUSTRALIA 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.

FOR ALL RHAPSODY RESORT RESERVATIONS OVER THE DATES OF 3rd - 5th DECEMBER 2021 ACCOMMODATION PASS

From 12.01am on Friday the 3rd of December to 9.00pm on Sunday the 5th of December 2021, 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 3rd - Sunday 5th December 2021) 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).

ROAD CLOSURES - IMPORTANT  INFORMATION FOR ALL GUESTS ARRIVING 30th NOV - 8th DEC 2021

If you are staying at Rhapsody Resort between (1st December - 8th December) 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 3rd December  - 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 8th December.

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

FEATURES
  • 3rd - 5th December 2021
  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship round 12
  • Surfers Paradise Street Circuit - Gold Coast, QLD
  • Length 2.96km
  • Direction: Anti-Clockwise
  • Average Speed: 265 km/h
  • Fastest Point: Approach to turn 1
  • Slowest Point: Turn 4 & 15
  • Lap Record: 1:09.917 2018 Jamie Whincup
  • Dunlop Super2 Series

RHAPSODY Trackmap

RESIDENTS LIVING IN PRECINCT INCLUDING RHAPSODY RESORT GUESTS

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 December 4th to Sunday December 6th, the Virgin Australia 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.

TRANSPORT - FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Reveller who have a pre-purchased event ticket or hold official accredition passes to the GC600 event can travel free to and from the event 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 VIRGIN AUSTRALIA Gold Coast 600 event is public transport as parking is limited in areas surrounding the event.

TRANSPORT - LIGHT RAIL

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)

ROAD CLOSURES

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.

TRACK SCHEDULE

2021 Virgin Australia Gold Coast 600 Schedule & Results can be found here!

OFF TRACK ENTERTAINMENT -Friday & Saturday - at the Club 600 Stage now located inside the track

This year the entertainment TBA

Location: Two new purpose built stages now located inside the race track.

DJCARLCOX      HOTDUBTIMEMACHINE      EXAMPLE

Concert Times: TBA

Gates open: TBA

Please note – Club600 entertainment is included in any same-day Supercar ticket - Tickets can also be purchased on the evening of the event at the Ticketek Box office. this is a ticketed event. #PARTYATOURPLACE #GC600