Club Rules

Spectator Rules and Conditions of Entry

These guidelines are set by the Department of Environment and Heritage and Aboriginal Affairs. Lake Gairdner is dedicated under the South Australian National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972.


Management of Spectators and Visitors

  • Lake Gairdner is a public road. All vehicles must adhere to the motor vehicle rules and regulations as they apply in South Australia. Vehicles must be registered or have a permit, motorcyclists must wear helmets, all drivers and riders must be licensed.
  • All vehicles driving on to the lake will be inspected for excessive fluid leaks.
  • Whilst on the salt all vehicles must be parked on a protective tarpaulin. Failure to do so will lead to expulsion from the salt.
  • A specific zoned and cordoned area must be zoned for visitors going to activities on the lake surface. See Track Map.
  • Owners of vehicles parked in the wrong place will be given one opportunity to remove their vehicle, failure to do so will result in the vehicle being moved for them.


Access, Camping and Accommodation

  • All access to the salt lake is via the Mt. Ive station road. Outside of Speed Week, all arrangements and payments for access provisions to the lake access ramp must be made with the management of Mt. Ive station. During Speed Week a Lake Entrance access fee must be paid per person at the Registration Caravan in the pits. Upon payment you will be issued with an arm band to be worn at all times.
  • No camping or accommodation arrangements are permitted on the lake surface with the exception of a two-person security guard crew.


Inspection of Land Speed Activities

  • Periodic inspections of all land speed activities on the lake surface will be made by DEWNR rangers to ensure all requirements are being met or complied with.
  • A final inspection will be completed after all activities are completed to determine the refund of the environmental impact bond.


Disposal of Waste and Restricted Materials

  • The use of glass materials on the lake surface is banned as the white surface renders glass objects almost invisible and consequently a serious danger if broken.
  • Spectators are reminded that what ever they bring onto the lake they should take with them when they leave, especially cigarette butts.


5 Commandments for Entrants and Crews

  1. Dust off procedure All vehicles entering and leaving the Lake must beblown off thoroughly with a supplied leaf blower to remove dust (entering) and with a broom to remove salt (departing) from underneath guards/chassis etc. This procedure is to be carried out at entry/exit point to the lake.
    Entry Point

  2. Provisions for Structures and Shelters
    Temporary portable hangar accommodation may be erected on the lake surface to provide land speed vehicle cover. However the extent and size of such structures, and how they are anchored and erected must be arranged with DEWNR.

  3. Storage of Fuel and Lubricants, Vehicles and Equipment
    All fuel and lubricants on the lake surface must be stored with a collapsible containment bund made of impervious oil resistant material, with sufficient capacity and strength to contain the volume of fuel stored.
    All vehicles, equipment, generators, batteries and tools must be located on impervious oil resistant tarpaulins to prevent oil damage to he salt surface.

  4. Campsite
    Members staying at the Mt.Ive camp are asked to take extreme care of the sensitive saltbush and bluebush through the western myall woodland.

  5. Course Closures
    The course will be closed at any time the committee feel it is unsafe to race.
    The Chief Steward can close the track anytime there are considered to be not enough cars running or likely to run.