FAQs

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tourism@walcha.nsw.gov.au

GENERAL INFORMATION

Yes, as per NSW Govt health directives, all ticket holders for the 2021 Walcha Motorcycle Rally will have to show proof of double COVID vaccination status or a signed medical exemption to gain entry to the Rally.

We do apologise,  however we are obliged to adhere to the current public health order for the event to go ahead. 

Terms and conditions of the event can be found HERE 

Walcha Motorcycle Rally will be operating under NSW Government health directives regarding Safe Workplans, restrictions and vaccination status at the time of the event. Tickets will be refunded in the event of a cancellation. 

COVID-19 rules | NSW Government

Yes.
You will need to purchase a Rally Pass or Day Pass. 
With proof of this purchase, you will receive a wristband on arrival to the Showground.
Your wristband must be worn at all times. 
No wristband = no entry. 
Rally Passes & Day Passes are available from  www.walchamotorcyclerally.com.au

Children aged 16 years and under are admitted free in the company of a supervising, paying adult. 

These children will be issued with a wristband which must be worn at all times.  The accompanying adult is responsible for the minor’s behaviour and safety, ensuring they are supervised at all times.

As part of your Rally Pass or Day Pass ticket price, you can access the free continuous loop bus.  The bus will picks up and drops off at the showground, Walcha CBD, pubs and other Walcha venues during the event.  The shuttle bus will run Thursday (5:30pm - 10:30pm), Friday & Saturday (9am - 11:30pm).

Yes, Walcha Taxi Service -  seating up to 9 passengers. Ph: 0436 131 008

Breakfast Fri to Sun
6am - 9am (Rotary & Lions)

Dinner - Thursday
4pm-10pm (Pizza on Wheels)

Lunch & Dinner - Friday & Saturday
1pm - late (Rotary & Lions BBQ,  Mak's Turkish Gozleme, Pizza on Wheels,  Fenwick Teahouse)

Espresso Coffee
Thursday to Sunday morning (Bean about Espresso)

Thursday
4pm - 10pm

Friday & Saturday
1pm - 11:30pm

 

There is no ATM at the showground.  ATM facilities are available in town at; Commonwealth Bank, Regional Australia Bank, Transwest Fuels & the Supermarkets in Walcha. 

Tap & Go payment will be available at the showground main gate Registration and at the showground Bar.

No, The Walcha Motorcycle Rally is a licensed event, please don’t bring your own alcohol to the event.   Alcohol at the event must be consumed within the bar area.

Please see Camping FAQs for alcohol allowed in the campground.

Spring temperatures range from a minimum of 7°C (overnight) to a maximum of 22°C (daytime).  However New England High Country weather can be unpredictable.  Please come well prepared with plenty of warm clothing (jumper, wind jacket) for evenings.

750m - so walking distance to town from showground.  Alternatively,  jump on the free loop shuttle bus (for ticketholder only).

Exhibitors at the Showground on Friday & Saturday from 1pm include:
Harley Davidson Aust with demo models,  Ural Australia, Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club,  Adventure Rider Magazine,  Harry's Motorcycles & Mechanical,  Oxley Riders,  Live to Ride Magazine,  Oz Trikes, Shannons,  MotoFest Wauchope,  Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service,  New England Antique Machinery Club,  New England Model Railway Club, Sponsors (IGA & Tobco).

Yes, the showground is wheelchair friendly.

We would prefer pet's to be left at home.  However, well behaved, crowd friendly pet on leads will be allowed as long as you clean up after them.

CAMPING

Yes, DIY camping is available at the showground for a flat rate of $30 per person (for up to 3 nights - check in Thursday, Check out Sunday).  You will need to purchase the ADD ON - CAMPING at Showground when purchasing your Rally Pass or Day Pass ticket for the event.  

Toilets and hot showers are available for those people staying at the Showground.

There will also be a security presence.

Yes, campervans, caravans, tents are all welcomed at the Showground.

Yes, you may park alongside your tent. However, there are strictly no vehicle/bike movements allowed in the camping area between sunset and sunrise. If you are planning on using your vehicle/bike during the evening then you will need to park outside the showground.

If you want to camp with friends, please try and arrive together or as closely together as possible. We cannot reserve camping spaces for you.

Yes, campfires are permitted if conditions are favourable.  Firepits will be placed in locations in the camping ground for you to utilise.  Please remember to be mindful and respectful of other campers. Remember: Fire embers and tents don't mix!   Firewood is supplied thanks to our sponsor Jonesy's Firewood.

Yes,  there are around 60 undercover individual horse stalls that can be accessed - if you were coming with a swag. 

We do not have specific powered sites. However, there is power in the campgrounds on a first in, first served basis.  

Camping is located in designated areas at Walcha showground – Derby Street, Walcha.

There are a few rules to ensure the safety for all at the Campground.  These include:-

  • No vehicle/bike movements are allowed in the camping area between sunset and sunrise.
  • Only campers with Walcha Motorcycle Rally camping wristbands are allowed in the campground.
  • Noise should be kept to a minimum after 10pm

Security guards will be on-site patrolling the area from Thursday 18 November to 6am Sunday 21 November.  The showground gate will be manned for the rally. 

Yes, you may bring alcohol to your campsite.  There is a daily limit of 12 cans beer / lager / cider / pre-mixed drinks OR 2 bottles of wine per person OR a combination of the two i.e. 6 cans and 1 bottle.  However, you are not allowed to take alcohol across to the Rally event at the showground as this is a fully licensed event.  

Small quiet generators are permitted but please be respectful of other campers with regards to noise. Generators must be turned off at night when people are sleeping.

EXHIBITORS / FOOD STALLS

Yes, we welcome exhibitors and food stalls to apply for a site at the showground. 

The event program includes events and activities at the showground from 1pm – 9pm on both Friday 19 November and Saturday 20 November. 

Please get in touch with us at tourism@walcha.nsw.gov.au for further information on exhibition or stall sites.

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