Mildura Regional Motorsport Strategy


The Sunraysia region has a long and enviable reputation as a centre for motorsport excellence, producing numerous national and international competitors and events over many decades.

Motorsport is also a significant contributor to Sunraysia’s economy, injecting $21 million annually.

The Mildura Regional Motorsport Strategy aims to build on this, further elevating motorsport’s position as both a major economic driver for the Sunraysia region and an even more popular sport and pastime for the community.

Motorsport’s status as a key economic driver for the region, combined with its high participation rates and Sunraysia’s reputation in the state and national motorsport community makes the Strategy one of Council’s Major Projects.

The Strategy also has the backing of Motorsport Australia and was officially endorsed by Mildura Rural City Council in December 2023. A copy of the Strategy is available to download on this page. 

New approach

The Mildura Regional Motorsport Strategy takes an innovative approach to growing motorsport, based around an alliance of local clubs, Mildura Rural City Council and state and national sporting bodies.

This approach is focused on building the capacity of local motorsport clubs, allowing them to grow their membership bases, improve their facilities and operate more sustainably.

By doing so, clubs will improve their ability to host more and bigger events, as well as increase participation.

This strategy could be the first of its kind in Australia and has attracted financial support from Sport and Recreation Victoria to make it a reality. 

Key milestones

March – April 2023

  • Initial face-to-face consultation session with local motorsport clubs and groups.
  • Comprehensive review of previous studies and materials related to growth of motorsport in the Sunraysia region.

April – July 2023

  • Site visits and audits of all local motorsport venues
  • Attendance at key major motorsport events by project lead consultant
  • Interviews with 43 key motorsport stakeholders
  • Development of comprehensive findings and opportunities paper
  • Completion of Mildura Regional Motorsport Strategy draft

August – October 2023

  • Call for expressions of interest to become a member of the Mildura Regional Motorsport Alliance
  • Establishment of the Mildura Regional Motorsport Alliance
  • Development of club strategic/facility development plans

November - December 2023

  • Completion and endorsement of Mildura Regional Motorsport Strategy

Early 2024

  • Launch of the Mildura Regional Motorsport Strategy