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Bathurst 12 Hour

Bathurst 12 Hour

Come to Mount Panorama and to witness one of the biggest car races on Australia’s racing calendar.

Considered to be the launching point for the Australian motorsport season, the Bathurst 12 Hour is held in the height of the summer season in January / February each year.

Bathurst 12 Hour 2023 Race Dates, Start Time, TV, Tickets & Program

This event races GT3, GT4 and invited production-based or specialised endurance vehicles with four classes permitting 3 or 4 drivers. First racing in 1991, the Bathurst 12 Hour now attracts thousands of visitors each year to Mount Panorama to watch this exciting race. The race is also televised live on TV in Australia and is typically viewed by millions around the world.

Ticket sales commence in May, giving visitors the opportunity to secure their spot early. Grandstand and general admission tickets will be available as well as camping passes for visitors to make the most of this huge event.

Trackside camping is also available during this event with a number of campgrounds available including McPhillamy, Reid & Sulman, Paddock and Tent City. Toilets and showers are available on-site, however, there is no power to the campsites. Private generators are welcome. Alcohol is permitted in the campgrounds, but only in ‘reasonable’ quantities. You can park your car at your campsite, as long as it fits within the perimeter of your site. Animals are not permitted in the campgrounds.

To get to Mount Panorama from Sydney, travel along the Great Western Highway, through the Blue Mountains. The trip takes around 3.5 hours, but on busy race days, can take up to 5 hours with traffic, so ensure you leave enough time to make the journey. Train and bus services also operate and stop at the Bathurst Railway Station, located at the bottom of Keppel Street.

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