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Perth Motorplex

The Perth Motorplex, Kwinana Beach is conveniently located 30 minutes from Perth's city centre. The multimillion dollar facility opened in December 2000 has become the hub for automotive based activities including Drag Racing, Dirt Track Speedway, Burnout competitions, Street Machine Car shows, Monster Trucks, Stunt Shows and Super Cross events.

The motorplex has also hosted some of the biggest names in the Concert Industry including Guns n Roses, ZZ Top, Korn and Rose Tattoo. 

The Perth Motorplex suits all tastes with a variety of catering outlets with licensed bars located in the venue selling mid strength alcohol products. (Please note: It is illegal to bring alcohol in Western Australian Sporting venues).

With easy access through Anketell Rd to a generous car park patrons can choose convenient paid parking or free general parking. Offers great views from all spectator areas with Silver tickets and popular Gold reserved seating tickets with pit paddock access.

The Perth Motorplex has the latest state of the art stadium lighting with significant impact during evening events. 

Major events including Drag Racing and Speedway are held from October to April each season with Street Drag Racing running each and every Wednesday night from September through to May.


26 August 2016

Perth Motorplex Sanctioning Body Preferred Respondent Announced

The Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) has been announced today as the preferred respondent to be the sanctioning body for drag racing competitions at the Perth Motorplex following a competitive tender process.

VenuesWest CEO David Etherton said driver, spectator and staff safety were at the forefront of the decision. Sanctioning bodies play an important role in establishing and overseeing the rules with which a race or event must comply.

“ANDRA has been providing drag racing sanctioning services in Australia for more than 40 years,” Mr Etherton said.

“The tender evaluation panel noted that ANDRA’s demonstrated experience and approach to resourcing sanctioning services, drag racing rules, regulations and support, and services to competitors made it the clear choice for Perth Motorplex.”

ANDRA has a long and established history in providing sanctioning services at the Perth Motorplex and was the sole provider for a 15 year period until December 2015. The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) was approved as an alternate sanctioning body for drag racing events late last year when the previous operator, Kwinana Motorplex Pty Ltd, sought alternative arrangements for selected events.

Following VenuesWest’s commitment to assume the role as Perth Motorplex interim operator from 1 July 2016, VenuesWest commenced a tender process to appoint a drag racing sanctioning body for Perth Motorplex events.

“With the recent appointment of Shane Walsh to the new role of General Manager for Perth Motorplex and this key development in the sanctioning body process, we can move forward with delivering a high quality season of drag racing, burnouts and speedway racing at the venue,” Mr Etherton said.

“We are hopeful we can swiftly do a deal with ANDRA to finalise the tender process. VenuesWest will work with ANDRA to determine how alternatively-licensed drivers will be transitioned to an ANDRA licence and transitioned into events sanctioned by ANDRA.”

VenuesWest is Western Australia’s provider of premier sports, recreation and entertainment venues and its portfolio includes the world class Perth Arena and the redeveloped nib Stadium as well as Perth Stadium to be completed in 2018.

These are in addition to HBF Stadium, HBF Arena, WA Athletics Stadium, Bendat Basketball Centre, Midvale SpeedDome, Perth Motorplex, Champion Lakes Regatta Centre, WA Rugby Centre, State Netball Centre and the Western Australian Institute of Sport High Performance Service Centre.  

For further details please refer to the FAQ sheet below. 

FAQS: Perth Motorplex Drag Race Sanctioning | 26 August 2016 pdf 358.81 KB


Perth Motorplex Management

VenuesWest will take over interim management of Perth Motorplex from 1 July 2016 following the decision of the current operator, Kwinana Motorplex Pty Ltd to withdraw from management of the venue.

VenuesWest has owned the venue on behalf of the State Government since 2000 and has a long history of venue management across other well-known Perth sport and entertainment venues such as HBF Stadium, HBF Arena, Midvale SpeedDome, WA Athletics Stadium, Bendat Basketball Centre and nib Stadium.

VenuesWest CEO, David Etherton said that a VenuesWest management solution provided the best short term solution available to ensure the continued success and viability of Perth Motorplex.

“VenuesWest will take over management of Perth Motorplex from 1 July 2016 for a period of up to two years, allowing the Perth motorsports community to continue to compete in and enjoy their racing.” Mr Etherton said.

Please direct any enquiries to venueswestmotorplex@venueswest.wa.gov.au

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