New for 2021 – the Shannons Adelaide Rally features dedicated spectator zones on each day of the event, including the new Wairoa Special Stage on Saturday afternoon, which has been specially designed for viewing the rally field in action.

Plus you can get up close to all of the cars at our famous community events – Gouger Street Party, Bridgewater Lunch Stop & Spring Fair, and the East End Finale. It's fun for the whole family and it's FREE!

Our 50-page Spectator Guide covers everything you need to know about enjoying the 2021 Shannons Adelaide Rally. Click on the image to download.

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Wairoa Spectator Stage is a new stage for 2021, specially designed to allow convenient access for spectators to see the whole field in action.

Running for one kilometre from Aldgate main street through the esses to Stirling, Wairoa offers exciting elevated viewing positions along its length with toilet facilities, a coffee cart, security and event officials in place.

In Aldgate, fans can see the cars up close as they form up along the main street, while the main viewing area can be accessed from the Stirling end.


action every day

Spectators are in for a treat on each of the four days of competition, with dedicated spectator zones offering convenient access to the action without the need to enter closed road stages.

Our spectator zones offer exciting views of the action, with facilities such as public toilets and coffee carts for your comfort.

So bring a chair, pack the camera and enjoy the spectacle of tarmac rally!


Gouger Street Party has been a fixture on the Adelaide Rally calendar since 1997.


After a Covid-induced hiatus last year, it's back for 2021!

Selected vehicles from the Rally field converge on the city's popular restaurant precinct in the afternoon, making for the perfect spot for after-work drinks on a Friday evening, and the perfect opportunity to settle in for a meal after checking out the cars and shopping in the market and local stores.


Bridgewater lunch stop & spring fair

Bridgewater Lunch Stop debuted in March this year for our rescheduled 2020 Rally and was a brilliant success.

Crowds thronged to Bridgewater Oval to check out the Rally field, and enjoyed the delicious offerings from Bridgewater Mill, and checked out the market stalls in the Mill precinct.

For 2021, Bridgewater is back – it's a family friendly way to get up close to the Adelaide Rally.

east end finale

After four days of intense competition and spirited touring, the entire field converges the East End for the East End Finale. Greeting the rally field is a street party taking in Rundle Street East, East Terrace, Rundle Road and Rymill Park.

Here the rally winners are lauded with a podium presentation, surrounded by vehicle displays, automotive brand activations, drone racing, free kids’ activities and 500 cars on display. 

It's the perfect finale for a sensational event and it's FREE.


safety first

Motor racing is dangerous and for your safety we ask that you always follow the directions of marshals and officials.

The event does not suggest that you spectate in closed road areas. Look to the green maps on the ROUTE MAPS page for designated spectator areas that are easily accessed and have toilet facilities and event officals on site.

The best way to view the cars is at the free community events and at the dedicated spectator zones.

Within the areas of our free community events, there may be vehicles moving in close proximity to the crowd - always keep a look out for and give way to these vehicles. Use common sense and be aware of your surroundings at all times.


Notwithstanding the above information, please refer to the MOTORSPORT AUSTRALIA disclaimer below.


•    STAY ALERT! The unexpected may happen
•    WAIT until the road is reopened and event staff are removing safety tapes before you consider crossing the. This is usually after the published road opening time.

•    BE AWARE That there can be delays and long or also very short gaps in between the running of cars. Never venture onto the road.

•    STAND where you can see competing cars coming and going
•    LEAVE ROOM to move away quickly
•    SPECTATE from behind the green and white or orange (town stages) tapes
•    SUPERVISE CHILDREN closely and constantly
•    KEEP ANIMALS on a lead
•    OBEY OFFICIALS – they have been trained in safe spectating procedures and the stage will not progress until instructions have been followed
•    STUDY and be aware of the spectator exclusion zones in the diagram on this page 


•    SIT OR STAND in spectator exclusion zones as shown in the diagram
•    SIT OR STAND close to the edge of the road 
•    STAND BELOW ROAD LEVEL, in gutters or culverts or below embankments
•    SIT AT ROAD LEVEL – standing will allow for a quicker escape if required
•    SIT OR STAND behind the red and white tape
•    SIT OR STAND in front of arrows or signs relevant to the running of the Rally
•    BE DISTRACTED – always face competing cars
•    STEP ONTO THE ROAD to cross the road or for any other reason, until the road is officially reopened
•    PLAY GAMES with your safety or that of other people

spectator exclusion zones

The red areas in the diagrams below show spectator exclusion zones on different types of corner. Never stand in the areas shaded red.

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People residing in or near closed-road rally stages should familiarise themselves with the spectator safety information above. 


We do not recommend spectating the rally within the closed road sections, outside of designated spectator zones. Spectators must follow directions given by officials. Do not enter private property without permission. Police will be in attendance.

Please note the spectator exclusion zones in the diagram above. Never stand in the areas depicted in red. Cars frequently leave the road on rally stages. Always assume something will go wrong and a car will continue on its trajectory when leaving the road.  Be smart and safe. Spectators have recently been killed at other events when failing to adhere to the advice above. Motorsport is dangerous and there is a real possibility of injury or death when participating or spectating motorsport.


Persons are reminded that motorsport is dangerous and accidents do happen. All care is taken to protect the public but you are warned that there is a possibility of an accident causing property damage, injury or death. In exchange for being able to attend or participate in the event, you hereby acknowledge that the entry to the event has a degree of danger and agree to release Massive Events Corp P/L, Rally One P/L, Motorsport Australia, clubs, corporations, organisations and persons having any connections with the promoting, organising or conduct with the event shall have no liability to you except in regard to any rights you may have arising using the Trade Practice Act 1974. This includes:
•    to release Motorsport Australia and Australian Motor Sport Commission Ltd, promoters, sponsor organisations, land owners and lessees, organisers of the event, their respective servants, officials, representatives and agents (collectively, the 'Associated Entities') from all liability for your death, personal injury (including burns), psychological trauma, loss or damage (including property damage) ('harm') howsoever arising from your participation in or attendance at the event, except to the extent prohibited by law;
•    that Motorsport Australia and the Associated Entities do not make any warranty, implied or express, that the event services shall be provided with due care and skill or that any materials provided in connection with the services shall be fit for the purpose for which they are supplied; and to attend or participate in the event at your own risk. 
You acknowledge that:
•    the risks associated with attending or participating in the event include the risk that you may suffer harm as a result of:
- motor vehicles (or parts of them) colliding with other motor vehicles, persons or property;
- acts of violence and other harmful acts (whether intentional or inadvertent) committed by persons attending or participating in the event; and
- the failure or unsuitability of facilities (including grand-stands, fences and guard rails) to ensure the safety of persons or property at the event.
•    motor sport is dangerous and that accidents causing harm can and do happen and may happen to you.
You accept the conditions of, and acknowledge the risks arising from, attending or participating in the event and being provided with the event services by Motorsport Australia and the Associated Entities.

A full copy of the disclaimer is available HERE.