Rally Australia

15 – 18 November 2018


Coffs Harbour


Time Zone

UTC +11.



21 (318.33km)








2017 Results

1. Thierry & Nicolas / 3. Hayden & Seb / 13. Andreas & Anders




Rally Australia

The first edition of Rally Australia came in 1988, as part of the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship and just a year later, the event made its debut on the WRC calendar. Until the year 2006, Perth served as its host city in the West of the country. After a brief stint in New South Wales from 2009, the event came to its current location of Coffs Harbour in 2011. The rally is highly regarded by fans and crews alike, a fact that is supported by it being crowned FIA Rally of the Year on three separate occasions: 1995, 1999 and 2000.

Fast Facts

  • Rally Australia represents the longest journey of the season for the team. Coffs Harbour is 16,298 km from Alzenau in a direct line.
  • The 2016 itinerary had 23 special stages, the second highest number of any rally on the calendar, just one short of Finland.
  • Despite the large number of stages, the combined stage distance in 2016 was actually one of the lowest of the year at 312.98km.


296 Days
8 Hours
18 Minutes
2 Seconds
First car out for shakedown (UTC)


  • The rally includes a stage through the town of Coffs Harbour and a stage around a local racetrack.
  • The 50km Nambucca stage, one of the longest of the season, is a firm driver favourite with numerous surface changes, beautiful scenery and a fast, flowing nature.
  • The centre of Australia’s banana industry, you can’t escape the site of the Coffs Harbour Big Banana – the area’s biggest tourist attraction.



Leg One: THU 16 / FRI 17 November
Leg Two: SAT 18 November
Leg Three: SUN 19 November

Getting there

  • Coffs Harbour Airport (CFS) – 4 km
  • Gold Coast Airport (OOL) – 298 km
  • Newcastle Airport (NTL) – 365 km
  • Brisbane Airport (BNE) – 400 km
  • Coffs Harbour – 6 km
  • Coffs Harbour Coach Terminal – 5 km
Service Park Coffs Harbour, Stadium Drive, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 (Australia), 30°19’25.1”S 153°05.36.6”E
Distances to Service Park



Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P1)

Hayden Paddon / Seb Marshall (P3)

Andreas Mikkelsen / Anders Jæger (P13)


Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P3)

Hayden Paddon / John Kennard (P4)

Dani Sordo / Marc Martí (P5)


Hayden Paddon / John Kennard (P5)

Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P7)

Dani Sordo / Marc Martí (P8)


Hayden Paddon / John Kennard (P6)

Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P7)

Chris Atkinson / Stéphane Prevot (P10)