Celebrating 50 years of the Southern Cross Rally

The Event

One of Australian rallying’s most famous events, the Southern Cross Rally, was run from 1966 to 1980. It was Australia’s first truly International rally, attracting top factory teams and the world’s best rally drivers.

2016 will see the 50th anniversary of the first Southern Cross Rally held in 1966. To celebrate this important milestone, this event will allow both past participants, and those who missed the opportunity to compete in this great rally, to enjoy a competitive event as part of the celebrations.

The event will start in Albury on November 9 and proceed through Gippsland in Victoria to Canberra and Sydney, then on to Port Macquarie and finishing in Coffs Harbour on November 19. The finish will coincide with the running of Rally Australia, the final round of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship

To put the icing on what will be an exciting ten days of competition and social activities, competitors in the Southern Cross Gold Anniversary Rally have been invited to compete over some of the Rally Australia special stages ahead of the world rally championship cars. This will be a special and exciting finale to what will be an exceptional event.

Event Organisers


The Route


Vehicle Eligibility & Apparel, and Licence Requirements



Southern Cross Gold Anniversary Rally

November 8 - 19, 2016