Frequently asked questions
Virgin Australia Supercars decides the calendar for Supercars rounds.
August 8-9 was deemed the most suitable date for the Darwin round after they re-jigged the calendar in light of COVID-19 restrictions.
We know people love the Darwin round and we are working hard to confirm what spectator options are possible.
All decisions will be made following the latest health advice and we will provide more information as soon as possible.
It is unlikely the usual number of spectators will be possible, but limited numbers may be able to attend in some way.
We are still working through what this year’s event looks like and whether or not spectators will be possible. We will provide more information as soon as possible.
At present, anyone entering the Territory needs to go straight into NT Government-approved quarantine for 14 days, at their own expense.
We have no control over border restrictions, but if spectators are allowed at Supercars and you can get here, we’d love to see you.
The event will only go ahead pending the approval of a COVID-19 Safety Plan.
The Plan will include measures to protect the local community. This could involve drivers and teams remaining in isolation ‘bubbles’ to limit their interaction with Territorians.
At the track, they will be physically distanced from each other and spectators, if spectators are allowed.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s event will look very different and there will be no concerts, even if spectators are allowed to watch the racing.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Nitro Up North will not be able to proceed this year.
COVID-19 restrictions mean there will be no support categories this year.
We are working hard to provide more details about what the event will look like, and whether spectators will be allowed, as soon as possible.
Supercars is an important sporting event and the championship is eagerly fought out between some of the world’s top drivers. It is an important part of their sporting career.
Supercars attracts an international audience. Every year millions of people tune in around the world to watch the different rounds on TV. This provides a revenue stream for organisers, which allows them to continue holding the event each year. It also advertises the Territory and Australia as a must-visit destination for people located interstate and overseas.
It is important the season continues so Supercars will be viable in future years for both trackside and TV armchair fans.
We are living in unprecedented times and, although restrictions are easing at present, no one can predict if that will continue.
Even if restrictions ease further and border restrictions are lifted, it is unlikely there will be enough time to put in place everything needed to hold the Supercars event in its usual format.
We will continue to monitor any changes to restrictions closely, in partnership with the Northern Territory Department of Health and Supercars.
Ticketek and TicketDirect will contact anyone who purchased a ticket for the July 2020 event to arrange a full refund. They will be given the opportunity to purchase a new ticket for the August date, should spectators be permitted.
If spectators are allowed, anyone who purchased a ticket for the July event will be given first refusal of a ticket to the August event.
If there are still tickets left after that, details about how to purchase them will be provided at www.darwinsupercars.com.au
Supercars has not yet confirmed what TV channel the Darwin round will be shown on.
If spectators are allowed at this year’s event, it will only be via general admission tickets.
We are still examining whether the event can go ahead with spectators. If it does, we will provide more details nearer the time about what spectators can expect in the way of facilities.
Virgin Australia Supercars will announce the calendar for next year’s event. Sign up to the mailing list to receive updates.
We are working hard to provide more information as soon as possible.
Whether the event goes ahead with or without spectators, we still need help from our valuable volunteer officials.
Your safety is of paramount importance to us, and we are busy working with Supercars and Motorsports Australia to ensure physical distancing guidelines can be adhered to.
If you can no longer volunteer due to the date change, please email Natasha.Bury@nt.gov.au to let us know.
If you are based interstate, your attendance will depend on border restrictions in place at the time. At present, anyone entering the NT from interstate must go straight into NT Government-approved quarantine for 14 days, at their own expense.
If you are based interstate and your position is deemed essential, we are working on ways you can attend as part of our COVID-19 Safety Plan. This may include being part of an isolation ‘bubble’, which would restrict your interaction with Territorians.
If you are based interstate and border restrictions are lifted, let us know whether you are able to travel to the NT by emailing Natasha.Bury@nt.gov.au