This year, for the first time, the Formula SAE-A competition will be held at Winton Motor Raceway in Winton. Winton is a town near Benalla, Victoria, Australia.

Winton is located just a little over 2 hrs from Melbourne by car, travelling via the National Highway M31 and Goulburn Valley Fwy/M39.

If you prefer the train option, V-Line operates a train from Southern Cross Station, Melbourne to Benalla 4 times a day Mon-Fri and 3 times a day on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets will cost you around $13.50 concession up to $35.40 for first class travel and the journey will take approximately 2 h 40 min – Tel 1800 800 007 or for more information or to book a fare. 

Winton-Benalla Accommodation

 Winton Motor Raceway Campground 41 Fox Street, Winton VIC 3673                    
 03 5760 7100
 Benalla Showgrounds Caravan Park Cecil Street, Benalla VIC 3672                                      
 03 5762 2323           

 Glider City Motel                 
 2 Witt St, Benalla VIC 3672 03 5762 3399  
 Top of the Town 136-138 Bridge St, Benalla VIC 3672 
 03 5762 4866
 Avondel Motor Inn 21 Bridge St W, Benalla VIC 3672 03 5762 3672
 Rose City Motor Inn 1 Faithfull St, Benalla VIC 3672 03 5762 2611
 Executive Hideaway Motel 71 Samaria Rd, Benalla VIC 3672 03 5762 4055
 Comfort Inn Benalla 48 Bridge St W, Benalla VIC 3672 03 5762 4088
 Benalla Holiday Park 115 Sydney Rd, Benalla VIC 3672 03 5762 3434

Winton Motor Raceway Campground

Volunteers and Teams may also choose to camp onsite at Winton Motor Raceway. The campground is capable of accommodating in excess of 4000 patrons, with hot showers and toilets available. The cost of camping is $60 per person for Thursday morning until Tuesday morning (inclusive), irrespective of the duration of stay. Tents, caravans and motorhomes may be brought into the campground. No glass or campfires are permitted onsite, but BBQs may be used.

To secure a camp site, participants must register and pay online ( at least two weeks prior to the event. Access to the camping area will be restricted to participants with the appropriate wristband. This will be issued to eligible participants by Winton Motor Raceway security. For further information, please contact Winton Motor Raceway (+61 3 5760 7100 or

CAMPING EQUIPMENT: Camping equipment should be hired or purchased by teams. The organisers recommend that teams purchase/hire their equipment in Melbourne prior to arriving at Winton Motor Raceway. If teams plan ahead, it is often less expensive to purchase equipment through discount online retailers than to hire it. Equipment can be shipped to a host university within Australia, or directly to Winton Motor Raceway. Please notify the organisers ( at least one week in advance if you intend to have equipment shipped directly to the venue.

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