ULTIMATE Guide to 2019 Vodafone Gold Coast 600

This is your ultimate guide to the 2019 Vodafone Gold Coast 600! Find out everything from available tickets and where to watch, as well as some top tips for getting through your first GC600 in one piece.

Quick info: Vodafone Gold Coast 600

When: 25 – 27 October 2019

Where: Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast

Tickets: Starting at $31 for Pit Lane Walk tickets.

GC600 Concert Line-Up: Eric Powell, Carl Cox, Example, Hot Dub Time Machine, Mental as Anything, The Vanns, Kingswood.

We Answer the Most Frequently Asked Questions About the GC600

How much are Gold Coast 600 tickets?

Grandstand Tickets

Pit Exit Stand 3: All $31

Tedder Ave Stand 23: From $312

Tedder Ave Stand 24: From $312

Grid Stand 12: Sold out

Grid Stand 13: Sold out

Chicane Super Stand 15: Sold out

Beach Chicane Stand 22: Sold out

Buy Gold Coast 600 tickets on Ticketek.

Trackside Tickets

3 day: From $118

2 day (Fri/Sat): From $113

2 day (Sat/Sun): From $113

Friday only: From $51

Saturday only: From $92

Sunday only: From $82

TGIF Friday Only (Entry after 4:00pm): $42

Shop GC600 Trackside tickets on Ticketek.  

Fanstand Tickets

3 day: From $153

2 day (Sat/Sun): From $133

Friday only: From $67

Saturday only: From $92

Sunday only: From $92

Browse available fanstand tickets on Ticketek.

Pit Walk Tickets

All tickets: $31

Sold out: Saturday session 2 & Sunday session 2

Tickets are available on Ticketek

Where is the GC 600 concert held?

All entertainment during the Gold Coast 600 are held on the track. Tickets for each concert are included in same-day event tickets.


Friday 25 October — Vodafone Club 600 Stage (18+)

Eric Powell (From 6:30pm)

Carl Cox (From 7:30pm)

Saturday 27 October — Vodafone Club 600 Stage (18+)

Example (From 6:00pm)

Hot Dub Time Machine (From 7:45pm)

Saturday 26 October — Hill Stage (all ages)

Mental as Anything (From 6:00pm)

The Vanns (From 7:15pm)

Kingswood (From 8:15pm)

What TV station is GC600 on?

Of course, not all of us are lucky enough to live near the event, be able to travel to it or have the funds to attend. However, the GC600 is on free-to-air TV and other networks, so you don’t have to miss out on a minute of the supercar action.

  • Free-to-air Network Ten
  • Live stream via Kayo Sports (subscription required)
  • Fox Sports (subscription required)

Is the GC600 18+?

While some of the entertainment after the race days are 18+, the actual Gold Coast 600 is not. Children do need to be accompanied by an adult at all times. It’s worth noting there will be alcohol at the event available to those of legal drinking age.

Beginner’s Tips for Going to the Gold Coast 600

1. Do at least one lap around the track.

There is a lot on during the Gold Coast 600, including merchandise stalls, kid’s play areas, different food and drink options. Walk around the GC600 closed-off area at least once to take it all in. 

Better still, you can get different angles of the various practice runs and races. Some corners are first-in-first-served for views, as you’ll soon learn.

2. Slip, slop, slap.

Unless you have a corporate package or a grandstand ticket, you’re going to be in the sun a lot during the GC600. Wear sunscreen and reapply it every couple of hours. If you can, wear a hat, sunglasses and cool, but long-sleeved clothes. 

In past years, it’s also been quite hot and there has been a storm or two. Our tip is to pack a fold-up poncho and buy one of those handheld misting fans you’ll see around the venue. Trust us, you’ll be thankful you did when an afternoon shower kicks in or you’re sweating in the midday sun.

3. Get cash out before going inside the GC600.

Many vendors have Paywave facilities these days, and there are ATMs inside the Gold Coast 600 location. But be warned, those portable ATM machine fees can be quite expensive, especially if you’re making multiple trips.

Remember, if you’re traveling to the Gold Coast for a holiday and the GC600, tell your bank. The last thing you want is to be thirsty or hungry and have your account be locked due to suspicious activity.

4. Stay hydrated.

Alcohol is for sale at the Gold Coast 600 for those who are over the age of 18. However, it’s a long few days, and like we’ve already mentioned, you will be hot. When you sweat, you lose valuable water, so ensure you’re drinking more water than you normally would.

For those who are prone to thigh chafing, a good tip is to run a deodorant stick over your inner thighs where this normally occurs at the beginning of the day. Or, wear some anti-chafing shorts.

5. If you have sensitive ears, bring earplugs.

V8 supercars are loud! Like, really loud. If you have sensitive ears or you’re bringing a young child or someone sensitive to noise, ensure you have some earplugs handy. 

The Royal Australian Airforce are also known to do a fly-over during the GC600 and they are also deafening. Although, you probably won’t get much, if any, notice when this will happen.

Speaking of sensitive, wear comfortable shoes because everyone’s feet are tired by the end of the weekend. While you won’t be running, these tips for finding functional, yet comfortable running shoes can be applied to shoes you’ll be walking in a lot too.

6. Keep track of your wristband or lanyard.

Tickets to the GC600 come in the form of a wristband or lanyard. No wristband or lanyard, no entry. As the tickets are quite costly, you definitely don’t want to lose your lanyard or wristband as you won’t be able to get a replacement.

Note: If you are staying or live within the track perimeter, you’ll be given a lanyard or wristband. You’re unable to bring other people into the perimeter unless they also have a ticket. You’ll also be unable to park anywhere on the track or in the perimeter.

Where can I keep the party going after GC600?

Surfers Paradise is the nightlife hub of the Gold Coast, so there are endless places to head onto with friends and/or family. Many venues will have special offers during the GC600, so it pays to have a look at different social media pages and website what’s on pages before choosing where to go.

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