Jul 14


Kyogle, NSW

Event Type


Clerk of Course

Stephen Davies
0419 495 174

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The Gold Coast Tweed Motorsporting Club Inc. invites competitors and officials to the iconic Brakes Direct Border Ranges Rally (BDBRR).

The organisers have attempted to offer a rally that is ‘not the norm’ and hopefully cater for a multitude of differing competitor’s wants and desires. The supplementary regulations will require a careful read as they are structured to allow a ranges of events within the overarching main event, the Brakes Direct Border Ranges Rally. Whatever category of the event you enter you will be competing over world class shire road stages.

Before I get into details I want to take this early opportunity to especially thank the Kyogle Council, the NSW Police, and the residents in the region for their valued support and enthusiasm.

I also thank all our sponsors and partners who have come on board, particularly Brakes Direct, who is again the naming rights sponsor. The Commercial Hotel in Kyogle is generously supporting our Officials. Connect Accountants & Advisors and Dave’s Bakehouse, both local companies, are back again supporting the event. Also back again is Rallytorque supporting the Escort Challenge. Thank you to Midas at Tingalpa for offering their premises for scrutineering.

The GCTMC Inc. wishes to acknowledge the support shown by members of the other Clubs and the over 200 hundred Officials who make this event possible. Without their assistance and professionalism this event would possibly not proceed. Thank you to Rally NSW for their support in supplying some of the equipment to conduct the event.

Event Format:

The BDBRR will run over three days and competitors can either pace note the stages or run from the complete road book supplied. All stages are first class shire roads in close proximity to Kyogle and the Service Park / Rally HQ. Short liaisons on tarmac are a feature of the event.

Friday is for reconnaissance, Media Stage and the Ceremonial Start.

Rounds of the MTA NSWRC, P3 Solutions QRC, ECCRS, and Leg 1 of the BDBRR will be conducted on Saturday.

Leg 2 of the BDBRR, a round of the QLD Clubman and QLD Novices Series, as well as an Allcomers event, will be conducted on Sunday.

RallySafe will be compulsory for ALL crews. Two MIVs and three RFS crews will be attending both days of competition and the NSW Police will be in attendance.

Friday 13th July:

Friday is for reconnaissance (and a Media Stage; please see further explanation below). Smoothline Stage Notes will be available for purchase. Clubman and Allcomer crews competing only on Sunday only may complete reconnaissance on Saturday.

A detailed layout of the stages will be supplied direct to competitors. As the stages are on shire roads we do not want local residents being annoyed by people out to ‘have a look’ at the stages leading up to the rally hence this information is not available on the web site. We are not necessarily referring to competitors so please don’t take offence.

A shire road Media Stage will also be conducted close to the Service Park on Friday morning between 10.00am and noon. Competitors are invited and encouraged to attend. There is a fee of $120 charged as the CAMS fee per car is $100. CAMS supplies equipment for passengers for the day.

To allow for the concerns of crews who attend the Media Stage, Thursday afternoon may be available for reconnaissance by prior negotiation with the organisers.

A Ceremonial Start will be held late Friday afternoon / early evening in town. Briefing will be held for crews competing on Saturday and the two full days of the BDBRR. There is no overnight parc ferme.

Saturday 14th July:

Saturday’s four ‘shortish’ shire road stages will be conducted three times at 1 minute intervals totalling 103 km of competitive and will include passes through the famous Hilliard’s Spectator Point. There a three new stages on Saturday.

Saturday evening is a blast around the Kyogle Showground which will not be counted in the scoring, but is compulsory. Presentation of trophies for Saturday’s events will follow. There will not be an overnight parc ferme.

Sunday 15th July:

Three longer stages run twice at two minute intervals will be for Leg 2 of the BDBRR, the QLD Clubman and QLD Novice Series competitors, and an Allcomer event as well. Presentation of trophies will follow.

Please note: There are 60 entries available on Saturday and 35 on Sunday. Entries will be distributed equitably between the differing categories.

Entry Fee:
Competitors please acknowledge that this event is not the usual rally event that starts and runs in a forest. The costs associated with conducting a major rally on Shire Roads is substantial but hopefully the enjoyment of the competition is also substantially increased; and so too is the opportunity to promote the sport.

The Entry Fee includes costs for:

  • CAMS Permit fees and Public LiabilityInsurance
  • Onsite Medical Intervention Vehicles withParamedics
  • Police presence for the duration of theEvent
  • RallySafehire
  • Showgroundhire
  • Onsite Fire ServiceUnits
  • Road Book production and documentationprinting
  • Vehicle numbering and doorsignage
  • Trophies andAwards
  • Facilities and equipmenthire
  • Infrastructure costs such as radios, clocks, fire extinguishers,signage
  • Transport ofequipment
  • Road closure advertising and processing including road closureapplications
  • Signage for all road closures and notifications to all residents on thecourse
  • Film Crewsaccommodation
  • Prizes for our volunteerofficials
  • Community support fund to local Community Volunteer Organisations without whom the Event would not bepossible

Supplying an Official:

Each competing Crew is asked to supply one Official, or one of the Crew act as an Official, for one day only of the three day Event. A supplied Official may NOT be required to act as an Official when the Crew is competing as there are a number of choices. One member of the Crew could act as an Official when they are not competing (compete one day, officiate the next). The opportunity for a Service Crew Member to act as an Official could include any of the following; set up of the Showgrounds, reconnaissance entry checks of Crews, Friday set up of the stages, Friday Media stage road blocks, Saturday set up of the stages, Sunday tear down and clean-up of the stages.

PLEASE if you foresee difficulties PLEASE ring the Clerk of the Course. For planning purposes the Organisers would appreciate for this official registering using the link below.

Helping as an Official:

The organisers require assistance in conducting this huge event so if you are not competing please lend a hand. There are a multitude of jobs available including SOS points, driveway, road block and spectator marshals (all located on the course), control, regroup and service park officials.

Official’s registration link: https://gctmcinc.wufoo.com/forms/officials-2018-brakes-direct-border-ranges-rally/

Sponsorship Packages:

A range of very attractive Sponsorship Packages are still available for those companies wanting to be a part of this exciting event.


Community Support:

Local Community based service organisations will be providing food and drinks at the Kyogle Showgrounds all day Saturday and Sunday morning. Please support these organisations as they are there supporting us and allowing us into their community. If you intend to buy groceries, snacks, top up the tow car etc. please do so locally and let people you know you are with the rally.


There is a range of accommodation available in the region including camping at the Kyogle Showgrounds / Service Park and the Kyogle Caravan Parks across the road. Hotel accommodation is available in Kyogle, Lismore, Casino, Woodenbong and Urbenville as well as lots of wonderful guest houses in the area.

For further details, refer: http://www.visitkyogle.com.au/index.php/accommodation/



Stephen Davies

Clerk of the Course


Other Information:

  • All roads used in the Border Ranges Rally are shire roads.
  • Smoothline Stage Notes will be available  for purchase   <http://www.smoothline.com.au/www.smoothline.com.au
  • Rallysafe is compulsory for all competing crews.
  • Both the NSWRC & ECCRS  events will be Saturday only, which will comprise approximately 103.92 km competitive. This will be split into two heats for the purpose of pointscores. It is optional to compete on Sunday and to win the event outright, both days will need to be completed.
  • Thursday: afternoon rally HQ may be open for documentation, for crews that arrive early.
  • Friday:  Morning there will be a short 3km stage for media access/rides, VIP and sponsor rides and will also incorporate shake down runs for those who wish to do so. Hard Stand servicing will be available for this. Rally HQ will be open for documentation in the morning and Reconnaissance will be available from mid-morning. Crews will need to be back by late afternoon to attend a promotional Start under lights in one of the streets off the main street in Kyogle. No parc ferme after the promo start.
  • Saturday:  Event start at the showground. Saturday will finish with a compulsory blast around the showground under lights, but it will not count towards the results.
  • Sunday:  A further 60 km competitive approximately, finishing at the showground after lunch and  then podium.

Stephen Davies, Clerk of the Course


The event will be based out of the Kyogle showgrounds, servicing will be available were you are camped and there is no remote servicing required.


This is a PACE Noted event with a full A4 size road book supplied.


  • Rd 3 of the MTA NSW State Rally Championship
  • Rd 3 of the East Coast Classic Rally series
  • Rd 2 of the Qld Rally Championshiph

Organising team

Clerk of the Course : Stephen Davies

Deputy Clerk of the Course : Brian Everitt

Event Secretary : John Careless

Chief Safety Officer : Belinda Howard

CRO : Errol Bailey

NSW Rally Panel  Contact:

Should you need anything related to the series partners, the MTA and Rally panel related items
For this event the NSW Rally Panel representative is TBA.

Border Ranges Overview


Clerk of Course

Stephen Davies
Phone: 0419 495174
Email: Stephen.davies@borderrangesrally.com.au

Event Secretary

John Careless
Phone: 0413 250 005
Email: rjcareless@gmail.com