Event Guide

All you need to know about getting around at the Sandown 500


Sandown Track Map V1

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Opening Hours

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

Event Access

Gate 2

Friday, 14 September - 7:45am

Saturday, 15 September - 8:00am

Sunday, 16 September - 8:00am

Supercars Membership Early Entry

Your Supercars Membership hard card will gain you early gate entry at the RABBLE.club Sandown 500. Just flash your hard card at Gate 2 and you’re in 30 minutes early!

Park and View

Gate 6B

Friday, 14 September - 7:15am

Saturday, 15 September - 7:30am

Sunday, 16 September - 7:30am

Gate 8

Friday, 14 September - Not open

Saturday, 15 September - 7:30am

Sunday, 16 September - 7:30am

Accreditation Centre

The Supercars Accreditation Centre is located at Gate 2 on Racecourse Drive.

Thursday, 13 September - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Friday, 14 September - 6:30am to 5:45pm

Saturday, 15 September - 6:30am to 5:00pm

Sunday, 16 September - 7:00am to 4:00pm

Transport and Parking


Located 30km from Melbourne, follow the Princes Highway south east taking the Racecourse Road overpass exit into Sandown Raceway.

Alternatively take the Citylink Toll freeway south east from Melbourne. Exit at the Ferntree Gully Road exit and turn right into Springvale Road. Continue to Princes Highway, turn left then left into the Racecourse Road overpass exit into Sandown Raceway.


Free car parking is available at Gate 2, Gate 6B and on the southern end of the circuit near the Railway Station. 

Car parks will be filled on a first in best dressed basis. Electronic signage will be updated when car parks have reached full capacity.

Please follow all signage and the directions of traffic controllers, who will direct you to the nearest available car park. Car parking is accessible off Racecourse Drive, from Princes Highway and Allister Road, from Corrigan Road.

Alternatively, for onsite parking with track viewing, upgrade your entry ticket to Park and View

Hire your car from AVIS while in Melbourne, and you'll be in Pole Position with complimentary VIP parking at the RABBLE.club Sandown 500.

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


Rail Service

Rail services will be operating to and from Sandown regularly. Take the train from Melbourne by catching either the Cranbourne or Pakenham line trains to Sandown Park Railway Station. Visit metlinkmelbourne.com.au for Train schedules.

PLEASE NOTE - Due to current maintenance works, buses will replace trains on sections of the Cranbourne and Pakenham line at selected times from Saturday 15 September to Sunday 23 September 2018. Visit Public Transport Victoria for live travel updates.

Event Shuttle Bus

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

Accessibility Information

Viewing Facilities 

A dedicated accessible viewing platform is located at the back of the Grandstand and also within the Park & View areas inside Gate 6B and 8. Patrons must have a general admission (Trackside) ticket to access this area.

The viewing area is attended by volunteers throughout the Event and allows access to those patrons with a disability and one (1) companion.


With the proper vehicle accreditation, accessible parking is available in the VIP parking section near the main Gate 2.


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

  • In the main grandstand
  • In the Park & View areas at Gate 6B and 8

Track Crossings

There are no track crossings at this event. A wheelchair accessible shuttle will be operating  at the circuit from 9am each day transporting patrons between gates.

Companion Card 

Companion Cards are accepted at this event for general admission tickets. 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.

Official Charity

Carry On Victoria 

Carry On is a charity supporting Ex-Service personnel and their dependants. It was formed by a group of World War I officers who were concerned for the welfare of their men and their families during the Great Depression. Since then, Carry On has supported returned service men and women and their families from all conflicts and for the past 15 years have included any person who has signed the dotted line to serve their country.

READ MORE: carryonvictoria.org.au



ATMs are located in the following areas :

  • Merchandise Alley
  • In the Grandstand Stairwell up from Gate 2

Event Programs 

The official event program will be sold at the Ticketek Box Office, Paddock Box Office, and Official Supercars Program Store in Merchandise Alley for $10 each.

First Aid

First Aid will be operating a total of 3 first aid facilities located around the circuit:

  • Inside Gate 2
  • Park and View, inside Gate 6B
  • Park and View, inside Gate 8

Food and Beverage

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 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 just inside Gate 2. The Information Booth will be the first point of contact for all lost property.

Parents Room

A Parents Room with baby change facilities is located outside Merchandise Alley, under the big screen.

Track Commentary

Tune into 99.7 FM during the event to hear commentary of racing action and what’s happening on and off the track.


Victorian Police will be in attendance for the duration of the Event.