Rally Australia works with a number of local and regional stakeholders to coordinate the staging of the event.

While Coffs Harbour is the central location for the Kennards Hire Rally Australia, due to the nature of rallying, the event covers a large geographic footprint. This means some impact on the local community, including road closures and traffic restrictions.

Please visit this page regularly for the latest community information in the lead-up to the 2017 event. For further information, please contact the Rally Australia team.

Resident Information packs will be sent to all residents along roads to be used by the rally. If you have not received an Info Pack and live on a stage or have inquiries regarding road closures, please contact Community Engagement Officer Graeme Kady on 0499 175 225 or [email protected].

Spectator Points:
Visitors to Spectator areas will notice that catering is being provided by local community groups such as Sporting Clubs, local Schools and Service Clubs. The involvement of these groups allows them to fundraise for their individual projects and charities, so please support them.


There will be rolling road closures and changed traffic conditions in areas surrounding Coffs Harbour during the rally. Specific information will be published closer to event time.

For detailed information on the road closures and special event clear ways during the rally week and the event itself, go to, download Live Traffic NSW for iPhone®, iPad® or AndroidTM phones, or phone the Traffic Information Line on 132 701.

Some residents may have restricted access to their properties at various times. To help you understand how and when you’ll be able to move about your local area, please familiarise yourself with the changed traffic conditions to help you plan your day.

For further information contact Rally Australia Community Engagement Officer on 0499 175 225