First appearing on the Australian motorsport calendar in 1991, the Gold Coast street circuit is a high speed, concrete-lined, thrill ride that was shortened for the new look event in 2010. The temporary street track has proven to create carnage in the past, particularly when drivers don’t show the patience required for victory. The BOOST MOBLIE GC500 circuit sees the track cover 2.96km. The layout allows for better spectacle, providing fans with great on-track action and entertainment value. The track layout and design means is designed to reduce disruption to the local traffic and residents.
From 12.01am on Friday the 25th of October to 9.00pm on Sunday the 27th of October 2024, the GC500 event precinct (including Rhapsody Resort), will be secured and entry will be via an Accommodation Access Pass and a valid event ticket only. There will be no vehicle access to Rhapsody Resort (including carparking) between 7.00am and 7.00pm daily during the event. From 7.00pm until 7.00am vehicle access is possible for Northbound traffic at Gate 6, on the Esplanade and at Gate 8, Pacific Street for Southbound traffic. The circuit will only be drivable one way so may require a lap of the circuit to get back to Rhapsody.
If you are driving to Rhapsody after 12:01am on Friday you will require an accommodation access pass to be mailed to you and/or valid race ticket to enter through supercars ticket checks/security please contact the resort to arrange.
Please note: All guests staying in house during the GC500 event (Friday 25th – Sunday 27th October 2024) will require an event ticket PLUS an Accommodation Access Pass to enter the building during race hours and the precinct after hours. An Accommodation Access Pass is not a ticket and does not grant access into the event precinct. The cost of the Accommodation Access Pass is $25 per person and includes access to Rhapsody Resort on all 3 days of the event. Accommodation Access Passes are wristbands and there is a different colour for each day therefore you will need ensure you have 3 wristbands per person (one wristband per day). Accommodation Access Pass are payable direct at the resort.
If you are staying at Rhapsody Resort between (16th October – 2nd November 2024) and are driving or being dropped off in a vehicle to the Rhapsody Resort you will be affected by the traffic restrictions around Surfers Paradise North which includes access to Rhapsody Resort.
Friday the 25th of October – At 7am – Track closed for racing. There is no access to the track between 7.00am and 7.00pm on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday and is limited to local traffic only, with correct accreditation/passes, between 7.00pm and 7.00am each day. Road is returned to normal direction with lanes open at 5.00am Friday 1st of November.
What to expect – All lanes affected in both directions – Delays expected (during active hours) – Diversions are in place.
Residents living in the race precinct including in-house guests staying at the Rhapsody Resort will need accreditation to enter and leave their homes or accommodation. From 12.01am on Friday October 25th to Sunday October 27th, the BOOST MOBILE Gold Coast 500 precinct will be secured and entry will be via accreditation accommodation pass or a valid event ticket only (Ticketek, Corporate Pass, etc). It is important that you carry your accreditation with you at all times, as it will be necessary to show this to security in order to re-enter the precinct.
Reveller who have a pre-purchased event ticket or hold official accredition passes to the GC500 event can travel free to and from the event on the G: link Trams, Surfside buses and Queensland Rail City Network trains From Friday until Sunday (inclusive). Kids 12 and under can travel for free on certain public transport services when they are with an adult who is in possession of a vaild entry ticket. Plan your public transport journey with the Translink Journey Planner available from the Translink website or by calling Translink on 13 12 30. The best way to travel to the BOOST MOBILE Gold Coast 500 event is public transport as parking is limited in areas surrounding the event.
Trams will increase in frequency to service stations at Main Beach and Surfers Paradise North as often as every six and a half minutes. If you are heading North, approximately 600 metres from Gate 6. If you are travelling from the North the closest station is Main Beach, the closest entry is Gate 2, the underpass.
No Parking access between the hours of 7.00am-8.00pm at: Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise Boulevard, parts of the Esplanade (Budds Beach), parts of Main Beach Pde (McIntosh Island), Pacific St, Cable St, Hill Pde, Serisier Ave, parts of Breaker St, parts of Ocean Ave and the Gold Coast Highway eastern lanes at McIntosh Island. Resident and transit access with passes reopen 8.00pm-7.00am. The Gold Coast Highway western lanes will open for two-way traffic. There is resident-only access with passes on McIntosh Island.
This Years entertainment :
Friday – TBA
Saturday – TBA
Sunday – TBA
Location: A new purpose built stages now located inside the track – Entertainment is included in any same-day Supercar ticket, tickets can be purchased on the evening of the event at the Ticketek Box Office. This is a ticketed event.