Event Guide

All you need to know about getting around at the WD-40 Phillip Island 500


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Opening Hours

Public Gates 

Friday 20 April - 8.30am 

Saturday 21 April - 8.00am 

Sunday 22 April - 8.30am 

Park and View Gates 

Friday 20 April - 8.30am 

Saturday 21 April - 8.00am 

Sunday 22 April - 8.30am 

Ticketek Box Office 

Friday 20 April - 8.00am to 4.00pm 

Saturday 21 April - 7.30am to 5.30pm 

Sunday 22 April - 8.00am to 4.30pm 

Paddock Box Office 

Friday 20 April - 8.30am to 3.00pm 

Saturday 21 April - 8.00am to 5.00pm 

Sunday 22 April - 8.30am to 3.00pm 

Accreditation Centre 

Thursday 19 April - 8.00am to 5.00pm

Friday 20 April - 7.30am to 5.00pm 

Saturday 21 April - 7.00am to 5.30pm 

Sunday 22 April - 7.00am to 4.00pm 

Travel and Accommodation

About Phillip Island 

This island paradise is a precious gem along the Victorian coast. With expansive sandy beaches, spectacular rugged cliffs, world-class surf spots and safe havens for bathing, Phillip Island’s coastline is one of its biggest drawcards…and not just for people!

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Thousands of Little Penguins call the island home and every evening you can see them waddle up the beach at dusk to nest in the sand dunes of the nature reserve. The penguins aren’t the only wild Australian natives who love life on the Island - A huge fur seal colony claims Seal Rocks, many dozy koalas live in the gum trees at the conservation centre and wallabies, echidnas and a wide range of bird species can be spotted in the bush and seen up close at wildlife parks.

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Another of the island’s greatest attractions is the Grand Prix circuit, which is considered one of the most spectacular venues on the Grand Prix calendar. Adrenaline pumping action isn’t only for the professional petrol heads though. Thrill seekers can drive hot laps around the track too or zip around the 750m to-scale replica in a state-of-the-art SODI Go-Kart.

If pedal power or scenic strolling is more your pace, then the breathtaking scenery along the coastal trails and through bush to inland lakes can be enjoyed by bicycle or foot.

It’s a magical place for families with much to keep the kids entertained, and plenty for the adults too; award-winning wineries, restaurants and cafes serving fresh local produce, pubs with live music, farmers markets, surf carnivals, music festivals and more.  For more visitor information see visitphillipisland.com.

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Camping at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

Once again, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit is offering a pre-purchased camping, available packaged with event tickets, or if you have already purchased your event tickets you can purchase camping only.

Located in the Visitor Centre Gardens, campers have the opportunity to relax in good company a short stroll away from the Paddock with the campground also adjacent to the popular licenced Champions Cafe.

Book direct through  Ticketek.

Accommodation on Phillip Island 

A wide variety of accommodation is on offer on Philip Island, from comfy budget options to beachside luxury, you're sure to find something that's right for you. Visit www.visitphillipisland.com for more information.

Transport and Parking

From Melbourne by Car

Take the Monash Freeway (M1) to the Cranbourne exit, where you will turn into the South Gippsland Highway (M420). Follow this route to the Bass Highway (A420), through Grantville and Bass, then onto the Phillip Island Road (B420) to San Remo, over the bridge onto Phillip Island.


General admission parking is free for this event. The car park is located nearest to gate 1 off Back Beach Road.

Take the Monash Freeway (M1) to the Cranbourne exit, where you will turn into the South Gippsland Highway (M420). Follow this route to the Bass Highway (A420), through Grantville and Bass, then onto the Phillip Island Road (B420) to San Remo, over the bridge onto Phillip Island.

Park and View

The WD-40 Phillip Island 500 is paradise with pulse, so why not enjoy all the racing action from the comfort of your own car with Park and View. Located between between Turns 1 & 2 and 7 & 9 you’ll get an up close view as the Supercar drivers navigate the turns at the back of the track. You’ll be close to food and drink outlets, plus toilet facilities. There are two Event Shuttle Bus drop off/pick up spots near the Park and View area, so you can easily experience other areas of the event precinct.

Larger vehicles are requested to park at the rear of the park and view area. Please also note that semitrailers are not allowed.

Please refer to event terms and conditions for permitted items. BBQ's are not permitted.

Pricing options are listed per vehicle as an upgrade to your ticket price and each person in the car must have a valid event ticket. Pre purchase is recommended as upgrades will only be available on track if not sold out.

AVIS VIP Parking

Hire your car from AVIS while in Phillip Island, and you'll be in Pole Position with complimentary VIP parking at the WD-40 Phillip Island 500.


AVIS Car Park Location

Book your car now: www.avis.com.au

Bus Services

Shuttle buses will be running between the circuit, Cowes and San Remo on Saturday and Sunday of the event.

View the timetable here


Taxi Services

A taxi rank is located at Gate 1.


Ferry Services

Connect to the ferry via the V-Line train from Stony Point and catch passenger ferry to Cowes, Phillip Island. See InterIsland Ferries or phone 03 9585 5730.


Helicopter Services

Phillip Island Helicopters will be operating helicopter services between the circuit and Essendon, Morrabbin, Hastings and Tooradin Airports. 

Or maybe you would like to Park-N-Fly?  You simply park at Phillip Island Airport and they can fly you straight to the track without trying to find a close parking spot. Park-N-Fly is popular, so you will need to book early.

Even if you have another pick-up-point, give Phillip Island Helicopters a call and they can help plan your journey.

Phillip Island Helicopters are waiting to help with your enquiry. Call them on 03 5956 7316 or email info@pih.com.au


Virgin Australia

Supercars have partnered with Virgin Australia to offer a full range of packages to all events of the Supercars Championship. Virgin Australia operate from most cities into Melbourne for details on available flights and packages go to virginaustralia.com.au.     


Accessibility Information

Viewing Facilities

Accessible viewing is available either from the comfort of your vehicle or adjacent to the vehicle. There is no specifically built platform as such but the area allocated for parking and viewing is exclusive to patrons requiring accessibility.


There are a number of wheelchair friendly toilets in the precinct. Locations are:

• Next to the parking zone outside the Visitors Centre

• In the Supercars Paddock

• Outside the track near the Pedestrian Bridge

Access Around Precinct & Track Crossings

A free wheelchair accessible shuttle bus will operate within the venue stopping at all gates regularly. There are no track crossings at this event however the shuttle bus will operate to one infield location.


On presentation of official government accreditation, cars will be allowed to park in an exclusively designated space of Pit Straight. For access to this location you must enter via Gate 1.

Companion Card

Companion Cards are accepted at this event for general admission tickets and access to the wheelchair 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 disabled person when attending the event. To book companion card tickets please call 132 849 or visit any Ticketek outlet.

Other FAQs

Event Programs

Event programs can be purchased from the main gate entry points and from program sellers throughout the precinct.

Track Commentary

Tune into 87.6FM during the event to hear on track commentary of racing action and what's happening on and off the track.

Track Crossings 

There are no track crossings at this event. The inside of the track can be accessed via the tunnel or the Pedestrian Bridge.

Event Shuttle Bus

A free shuttle bus will operate within the venue stopping at all gates regularly.

Baby Change Tables

There are baby changing facilities in the Paddock Toilet block. 

Food Precinct

There are a number of food outlets to choose from located around the event precinct.

Patrons may bring in limited quantities of food and drink for personal consumption. No alcohol or glass is permitted to be brought into the precinct.

Alcoholic Beverages

Alcoholic beverages are available for sale from the numerous bars and licensed outlets located throughout the venue. Bars will operate from 10am daily.

 Liquor licensing laws prevent patrons from bringing their own alcohol into the venue. No glass is permitted.

Information Booth

The Information Booth is located near the Paddock Ticket Sales office on the western side of the over track bridge

The Information Booth will be the first point of contact for all lost property.


Police Services will be established within the vicinity and will be conducting roaming patrols throughout the days of the event.

First Aid

There will be several first aid facilities located around the circuit. Refer to Track Map for locations.

Restricted Items and Inspections

To ensure compliance with the Conditions of Entry and clause 23, Supercars may, at any time, require a Patron to open for inspection any vehicle, bag, basket or other receptacle, or turn out their pockets.  Patrons who fail to comply with such a request may be refused entry or directed to leave the Event.

  1. Patrons must not, without the prior consent of Supercars, have in their possession at the Event, or bring into the Event any:
  1. alcoholic beverage (unless purchased at the Event);
  2. glass bottle or glass container (unless purchased at the Event);
  3. beverage container with the manufacturer’s seal broken (unless purchased at the Event);
  4. chair, lounge, bench or stool, other than a folding chair or folding stool;
  5. clothing bearing any racist, indecent or obscene language or images;
  6. prohibited or controlled weapon, firearm, or any dangerous goods;
  7. animal, other than an assistance dog;
  8. whistle, loud hailer, horn or bugle;
  9. flare, firework, laser pointer, or distress signal;
  10. public address system, electronic equipment, broadcast equipment or similar device which may interfere with broadcast equipment or similar device being used by SCA or other persons authorised by SCA in connection with the Event;
  11. drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).
  12. vehicle including any golf buggy, bicycle, skateboard, roller skates, roller blades or scooter;
  13. item the possession of which does not have an ordinary and reasonable use by a Patron at the Event and which may be used to damage or deface property, buildings or any part of the area used for the Event (including without limitation any spray paint), disrupt or interrupt the Event, hinder, obstruct or interfere with any driver taking part in the Event, adversely affect public safety, excavate any part of the area used for the Event or erect any structure;
  14. item in such quantity that a reasonable person could infer that the item is to be used for commercial purposes;
  15. goods or tickets for the purpose of sale or commercial distribution to Patrons;
  16. camera lenses with a physical length greater than 400mm or any other item which might reasonably obstructs the view of any other Patron; or
  17. photographic, video or audio recording equipment SCA reasonably considers may be used in breach of clause 25, which may include (without limitation) audio recorders, camera tripods, selfie sticks, monopods or any digital recording equipment.