SAE-A Cancels Formula SAE-A 2020 

After careful deliberations by the FSAE-A Organising Committee, we have decided to cancel the 2020 event due to COVID-19 and the uncertainty around future public events here in Australia.

The FSAE-A Organising Committee is now looking at alternatives such as on-line static events and a modified dynamics events program, details of which will be communicated very soon.

Although we can understand the disappointment of this decision, the safety of our students and volunteers is our number 1 priority.

Now in its 21st year, Formula SAE-A is a motorsport competition where university students design, build and compete in their very own Formula-style open-wheeled racing car. Each December, thousands of students, volunteers and spectators get to experience 30+ university teams pitting their machines head-to-head in this educational program.

And the secret’s out... The event is now also attracting teams from all over the world including the UK, Germany, India, Japan, New Zealand, and USA.

Formula SAE-A is proudly presented by the Society of Automotive Engineers Australasia, working to enhance university education by bringing industry into the classroom and a great way to see STEM in practice. So if you're interested in automotive engineering or motorsport, come and check out the action.

How to register

Formula SAE-A is open to teams from Australia and New Zealand universities, TAFE colleges and overseas teams.

Your university must agree to participate in the Formula SAE-Australasia competition, and provide a formal letter of participation on university letterhead and signed by the Faculty Advisor or equivalent authorised person. A letter template is available to Download

 All members of Australia and New Zealand teams must be members of SAE-Australasia. Team members from overseas must be members of their local SAE Society, ATA, IMechE or VDI. If no local society membership is available, all competing team members must apply to become members of SAE-Australasia in order to compete at the event. Students can apply to join SAE-Australasia here.


Team registration update (30 April 2020)

As you may be aware, Formula SAE-Australasia team registrations for the 2020 event were scheduled to open on Monday 20th April and close on 3rd July; however due to the ongoing developments with the Covid-19 situation, this registration date will be delayed as SAE Australasia decides the best way forward, which we are aiming to do by 30 June. There will no penalties to teams registering. 

Thanks for your patience. We look forward to providing further updates shortly.


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