Event weekend

The finale of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship is coming to the streets of Newcastle with the Coates Hire Newcastle 500 set to take place 24-26 November 2017.

Below is a map outlining the track route, planned temporary pedestrian bridges, grandstands and areas of the city's east end that will be accessible only to residents and essential services during the event weekend. Click on map for a larger version.


The second map below shows the race precinct, with location of temporary grandstands, pedestrian overpasses, entry points and other infrastructure for spectators. Click on map for a larger version.

Temporary race infrastructure 

Installation will begin up to eight weeks prior to the event and includes the construction of pit buildings, race barriers and fencing, grandstands and viewing structures, pedestrian bridges and marquees, and other event specific items.

The removal of all event-specific items will start immediately following the event and will take up to four weeks. This also includes any restoration works. Supercars Australia has produced a Temporary Infrastructure Guide providing further details. Click below to download a PDF copy of the guide.

Temporary Infrastructure Guide

Stockton park and ride

Supercars Australia will operate a park and ride service adjacent to the Stockton ferry terminal throughout the event weekend.  A letter outlining these arrangements was sent to residents on 16 October 2017. Click below for the full document.

Mobile medical centre for residents

Supercars Australia has advised residents in the Newcastle 500 race precinct that a mobile medical centre will be set up for the duration of the event. Find out more.

Event information

The Coates Hire Newcastle 500 will be held from Friday 24 November to Sunday 26 November. Road closures will be in place 7am-7pm, 24-26 November 2017. For more information about the event including resident and business accrediation and access, please visit the Supercars website.  
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