GC600 weekend: What you need to know

The Gold Coast 600 is happening this weekend with something for everyone on and off the track, it’s time to enjoy being in the South-East.

ALEX HEINKE reports.

Firstly the basics, the three-day event, starting Friday is full of entertainment from models, live music and the main attraction, racing.


On Friday the cars will begin to rev up with training laps and preparations commencing with the official races occurring throughout Saturday and Sunday.

There a variety of ticketing options from 3 day to 1 day, Grandstand to Fanstand and Adult to child. Full details can be found at the official GC600 website.

Being a street event, there will be road closures and public transport system changes.

All Gold Coast 600 ticket holders can travel free on TransLink services, including the light rail, bus and trains.

First services begin on Friday October 23 and run until midnight on Sunday, October 25.

To travel free all you need is your pre-purchased Castrol Gold Coast 600 ticket or your official accreditation. Tickets purchased at the gate are only valid for free post-event travel.

For more details and to complete your journey planner visit translink or call 13 12 30.

Road closures include parts of the Gold Coast Highway between Surfers Paradise and Southport, while north and south bound sections of Main Beach are also closed across the whole weekend.

For a full breakdown of traffic closures click HERE.

Gold Coast Cabs are also adding extra services across the durations of the GC600 carnival.

Entertainment is befitting that of a day at the trackside with Aussie rock veterans Cold Chisel performing.

Most of all enjoy the weekend and stay safe!