Event Guide

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Make the most of the Coates Hire Newcastle 500 using the comprehensive information about the event below. Check back as we near the event for more information.

Don't forget to download the Supercars Official App to use on the day so you don't miss a moment of the action.

Map

Find your way around the Coates Hire Newcastle 500 precinct with ease using the below event map.

For an even better experience on the day download the Supercars Official App for an interactive map and day planner.

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Opening Hours

EVENT ACCESS 

Gates will open to the public at the following times across the weekend:

Friday, 23 November - 8am

Saturday, 24 November - 8:15am

Sunday, 25 November - 7:30am

Supercars Membership Early Entry

Your Supercars Membership hard card will gain you early gate entry at the Coates Hire Newcastle 500. Just flash your hard card and you’re in 30 minutes early!

ACCREDITATION CENTRE

The Accreditation Centre will be a temporary structure located adjacent to Harry’s Café de Wheels at 199 Wharf Road, Newcastle.

The office will be open as follows:

DAY

DATE

OPEN

CLOSE

Wednesday

7 November

9am

5pm

Thursday

8 November

9am

5pm

Friday

9 November

9am

5pm

Saturday

10 November

9am

12pm

Sunday

11 November

9am

12pm

Monday

12 November

9am

5pm

Tuesday

13 November

9am

5pm

Wednesday

14 November

9am

5pm

Thursday

15 November

9am

5pm

Friday

16 November

9am

5pm

Saturday

17 November

9am

3pm

Sunday

18 November

9am

3pm

Monday

19 November

8am

6pm

Tuesday

20 November

8am

6pm

Wednesday

21 November

8am

6pm

Thursday

22 November

8am

6pm

Friday

23 November

7am

5pm

Saturday

24 November

7am

6pm

Sunday

25 November

7am

4pm

 

Accessibility Information

Supercars provides accessible facilities, including wheelchair friendly viewing points and amenities, at all events.

The Coates Hire Newcastle 500 will have dedicated facilities and services to ensure all attendees can make the most of the event.

The 2018 Coates Hire Newcastle 500 accessibility brochure can be downloaded HERE.

ACCESSIBLE PARKING 

There are a limited number of accessible car parks allocated along Wharf Road. A mobility parking scheme permit will be required to gain access to these car parks.

ACCESSIBLE TRANSPORT

Car – The accessible drop of zone is located on Wolfe St between Hunter St and Scott St. From there access the track via the accessible lifts at Gate 1 entrance on Wharf Road. Access to Wolfe Street is provided via King Street. 

Bus – Shuttle buses will operate between Newcastle Interchange and Market St Lawn, between McDonald Jones Stadium event parking and Newcastle. Buses will also run to and from the concert venue at No.1 Sportsground on Saturday evening. Most buses are wheelchair accessible.

Train – The closest train station is Newcastle Interchange, which is a fully accessible station.

Ferry – Stockton ferry vessels and wharves are fully accessible.

Visit transportnsw.info for more details on accessible travel and to plan your trip. 

VIEWING FACILITIES 

There are dedicated viewing areas which include shaded unreserved wheelchair seating located adjacent to the track. These areas are attended by volunteers throughout the event and allow access to those patrons with a disability plus one companion.

These accessible viewing areas are located:

  • Along Wharf Road on Pit Straight (drivers right).
  • On the main oval at turn 12

CONCERT VIEWING FACILITIES 

There is a dedicated viewing platform location on the main concert oval which includes unreserved wheelchair seating. This area is attended by volunteers throughout the concert and will allow access to those patrons with a disability plus one companion.

ACCESSIBLE TRACK ACCESS

Gate 1 provides accessible entry to the track and the accessible viewing areas.

PASSENGER HOIST LIFTS

Passenger hoist lifts connect to each end of the over-track pedestrian bridge at Gate 1 on Wharf Road and facilitate entry to the infield.

LIFT ACCESS TO PIT BUILDING 

For any corporate clients who have tickets in the Pit Building, there is a lift on the ground floor half-way along the building.

TUNNEL UNDER TRACK

There is a tunnel under the track which provides access from the inside of the track to the Newcastle Surf Life Saving Club (Gate 4).

AMENITIES 

Accessible toilet amenities are located:

  • Inside Gate 1 along the path
  • Behind Accessible Viewing areas along Wharf Road
  • Main Oval (behind accessible viewing area s13)
  • Eastern end of Pit Building - to Service Pit Building corporate guests only
  • Located behind S7 near Nobbys Beach Surf Life Saving Club
  • Located in permanent toilet block at the end of the tram shed, next to the pond
  • Located at Pacific Park

COMPANION CARD 

Companion Cards are accepted at this event for general admission tickets and access to the accessible platforms. If a Companion Card ticket is required, then the Companion Card must be presented at the time of booking and also carried with the person when attending the event. To book Companion Card tickets please call 132 849 or visit any Ticketek outlet.

TRACK CROSSINGS

There are dedicated times within the race program where racing will cease and patrons with disabilities will be able to cross the circuit to access or exit the infield. The track crossings are located:

  • Under the bridge on Hunter Street
  • At the pit entry end of the pit building, at the support category access point
  • Opposite Nobbys Beach Surf Life Saving Club

Track crossing times will be displayed at the crossing locations.

Please note that scheduled track crossing times may vary due to unforeseen on-track activity.

Track Crossings

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

10:00am

10:25am

9:40am

12:35pm

1:50pm

11:45am

4:15pm

12:15pm

1:30pm

4:40pm

3:00pm

2:55pm

 

Official Charity

Supercars Australia official charity for 2018 Coates Hire Newcastle 500 is the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.

Supercars is proud to partner with the iconic search and rescue service which has helped to save thousands of lives across Newcastle, the Hunter Region and throughout northern NSW.