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The Shannons Adelaide Rally features dedicated spectator zones on each day of the event, including the likes of Wairoa and Strathalbyn, which have been specially designed for viewing the rally action up close.

Plus you can get up close to all of the cars at our famous community events – Gouger Street Party, Bridgewater and Strathalbyn Lunch Stops and more. It's fun for the whole family and it's FREE!

Dedicated spectator stages are shown routes page.

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  • two stages each day

  • up to 5 hours of live footage per day

  • multi-camera rally action

  • rally action wherever you are!


The Strathalbyn lunch stop offers spectators plenty of opportunity to get up close to cars and drivers as they stop in the historic township.

Beginning on Albyn Street, the cars regroup adjacent the Soldiers Memorial Gardens before heading up Russell Street and High Street.

Spectators have plenty of options for food and drink from local traders, plus there's plenty in town for car enthusiasts, including Collectable Classics and the Gilbert Motor Museum.

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! Make sure you read the safe spectating information HERE.


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

The Shannons Adelaide Rally field converges on the city's popular restaurant precinct, making for the perfect spot to settle in for a meal after checking out the cars and shopping in the market and local stores.


See the whole rally field gathered on the Bridgewater Oval.

Right in the heart of the Adelaide Hills, Bridgewater is adjacent to Aldgate and Stirling with the Bridgewater lunch stop taking place ahead of the Wairoa Stage. 

STRATHALBYN town stage

The Shannons Adelaide Rally comes to the heart of Strathalbyn with the Strathalbyn Town Stage. Following on from the Strathalbyn Lunch Stop at the Soldiers Memorial Garden, the full rally field will take to the town streets for a new stage to the Shannons Adelaide Rally.

The stage starts on Catherine Street, turning onto Donald Street and Rankine Street before Sunter Street, crossing the St. Andrews Bridge before the stage finish.


Spectator points will feature across the stage for the free community event.

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.  Be smart and safe.  Motorsport is dangerous.


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.

Motorsport is dangerous
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