Gold Coast 500 Guide & Trackside Accommodation

The Gold Coast 500 is run on the streets of Surfers Paradise featuring Supercars battling for championship points along with supporting races throughout the event. The now-famous Surfers Paradise Street Circuit is a 3 km track that runs along Surfers Paradise Esplanade and Main Beach Parade, Breaker Street, the Gold Coast Highway, and Surfers Paradise Blvd.

Full Event Details for 2023 will be released closer to the event date around October.

Past Event Details

Opening Hours General Admission

Gates will open and close to the public at the following times across the weekend:

First day – 7:45 am to end of the last race
Second day – 7:15 am to end of the last race
Third day – 7:15 am to end of the last race

Supercars Membership Early Entry – Your Supercars Membership hard card will gain you early gate entry at the Vodafone Gold Coast 600. Just flash your hard card at Gate 1 & Gate 6 and you’re in 30 minutes early.

Trackside: This year there will be 2 new stages located inside the racetrack. Located at the rear of the pit complex, the Club 600, will host DJ Carl Cox, DJ Eric Powell, Hot Dub Time Machine and Example. The Hill Stage, located near the final corner hill area, will feature acts including Kingswood, Mental as Anything, and The Vanns. Other attractions GC500 include Merchandise Alley, Hino Sports Deck, Coopers Roll Bar, and the Supercars SuperKids Zone.

On Track: Support races include East Coast Bullbars SuperUtes Series, Porsche Wilson Security Carrera Cup Australia, Aussie Racing Cars Series, CAMS Australia GT Championship.

Track map with entry gates

GC 500 Accommodation 2023

Accommodation near the track and those with track views book out a long way in advance. Here are the hotels and resorts near the track.

With track views (request room with track view)

Surfers Paradise JW Marriott Resort & Spa – the five-star hotel features a private saltwater lagoon, sandy beaches and an artificial reef with tropical fish, 5 on-site dining options, the Ruby Spa and a fitness centre. The air-conditioned rooms feature a private balcony offering views of the Gold Coast Hinterland, Surfers Paradise skyline or Pacific Ocean.
Narrowneck Court Holiday Apartments – Located opposite Main Beach, Narrowneck Court offers self-contained accommodation with private balconies and magnificent ocean views. Guests have access to free Wi-Fi internet, an outdoor swimming pool and barbecue facilities.
Seacrest Apartments – Guest facilities include 2 heated pools, a tennis court, a sauna and a games room. The air-conditioned apartments offer 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with free satellite TV and a DVD player plus fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities.


Walking distance to track


Sovereign – a 6 min walk from Gate 6, the four-star hotel features a hot tub, restaurant, a day spa with a sauna and a lagoon-style swimming pool featuring a waterfall.
Ruby Gold Coast – A seven-minute walk from Gate 6, the four-star Arise Ruby Collection provides accommodation with free WiFi, a garden with an outdoor swimming pool, pool views, and access to a fitness room and a sauna.
QT Gold Coast – A four-minute walk from Gate 6, the five-star QT Gold Coast is a designer hotel featuring an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, a restaurant and a bar. All rooms boast a spacious balcony offering stunning ocean views.
Quarterdeck Apartments – A nine-minute walk from Gate 6. Three-star. All Olympus Apartments have full kitchen, laundry and ironing facilities. The bright and large living rooms have a flat-screen TV with free cable channels and private balcony.


Also, see our guide to Surfers Paradise for more accommodation picks. Most accommodation in Surfers is within walking distance or at worst, a short tram ride on the G:Link. Broadbeach and Southport are also convenient places to stay with easy links via the G:Link tram.

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