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2024 Lazer Rally of the Bay – Cancelled for 2024

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2024 Lazer Rally of the Bay Cancelled Due to Unforeseen Circumstances

It is with great disappointment that North Shore Sporting Car Club announce the cancellation of the 2024 Lazer Rally of the Bay. Unfortunately, recent landslides and severe weather events have rendered two of the major stages unavailable, making it impossible to proceed with the event as planned.

The organising committee have explored every possible avenue to keep the rally on track, including a significant re-route. However, given the current situation and the limited time frame available, the team have found no viable options to move forward. Postponing the rally until later in the year is also not feasible, as the committee must consider other scheduled events and the impact on all participants and stakeholders.

This news is devastating for everyone involved, from the dedicated and hardworking volunteers and sponsors, through to the competitors and fans who loyally support the event. Despite this setback, NSSCC are committed to regrouping and starting the planning process for the 2025 Lazer Rally of the Bay, and are determined to make it an even bigger and better event!

The Event Secretary will be in touch with all competitors to organise refunds.

The organising team and NSSCC committee deeply appreciate the understanding and support during this challenging time and look forward to seeing you in 2025 for an unforgettable rally experience.

The Lazer Rally of the Bay, organised by the North Shore Sporting Car Club, is one of the premier events on the NSW rally calendar, attracting competitors from all over the state and beyond. Known for its challenging stages and breathtaking coastal scenery, the rally has become a favourite for both drivers and spectators alike. This year’s event was set to include stages through the stunning forests and along the beautiful riverfront, promising an exhilarating experience for all.

For further competitor information, please contact:
Adriana Pallister on

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GREAT NEWS FOR SPECTATORS: Watch the cars in the Forest on Saturday 27th July, 2024. Spectator Instructions will be closer to the event date!

2024 Spectator Instructions - AVAILABLE CLOSER TO THE EVENT

Event Documents

Previous Rally of the Bay Media Overview

Previous Rally of the Bay Media Report

Become an Official

Grab your own spectator point, contribute to the rally community and earn free membership at one of Sydney's oldest and largest clubs!

We need officials for road closures, control points, SOS points, service park, rally start, rally HQ and various other officials. No experience required as we’ll find a job that suits you and give you any training required to do the job.

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Book Now
The Batemans Bay Marina Resort is offering accommodation deals for teams at this year’s event. Make sure you mention the rally when you book.
Why stay at the Batemans Bay Marina Resort?
  • Plenty of Truck and Trailer Parking
  • Next to Rally HQ
  • Conveniently located near the Service Park
  • Great prices
  • Plenty of Villa options for all sized teams
  • Opposite Club Catalina – walk to great food and facilities
  • Friendly staff and easy booking
Call or email to book: 02 4472 4392 |
Pace Notes

Smoothline Stage Notes Available for the Event

Smoothline Stage Notes provide rally teams with high-quality, succinct directions that are easy to digest. Crafted by one of the most successful pairings in Australian Rallying, Steve Glenney and Bernie Webb.

Tap into Steve and Bernie’s experience through Smoothline can give you the confidence to safely perform to the best of your potential while enjoying the experience.

Smoothline stage notes are now available for the Lazer Rally of the Bay. Head to the Smoothline website to order yours now. Download a sample of the notes here.

Please note: These notes are created and supplied by an external organisation under the terms of their agreement that you will need to sign. The event and the North Shore Sporting Car Club have no role in creating or supplying them.

Rally Social Hub – Club Catalina

A venue with something for everyone

Catch up with friends, grab a meal and maybe even fit in a round of golf. Visit the SOCIAL HUB for the Lazer Rally of the Bay, at Club Catalina, right opposite Rally HQ on Beach Road.

Club Catalina features a 27-hole championship golf course, bars, bistro and coffee shop. The best place to relax while visiting the Lazer Rally of the Bay. We’ll see you there!

Scoring Points in NSW Series

Make sure that you familiarise yourself with the series regulations that apply to you. Each of the series has specific requirements and these can be found on the Rally NSW website and general regulations on the Motorsport Australia website.

Some of the conditions that exist include:

  • G4 and AP4 category cars are now eligible for NSW series points
  • R5 category cars are NOT eligible for NSW series points
  • Driver grading restrictions are in place for the Clubman Series
  • The Roadbook must be used to score points in the Clubman and Hyundai Series
  • Frontal Head Restraints must be used

Please consult the relevant series conditions and regulations for the complete list of rules and regulations.

Event Partners

Need Supplies?

Don’t travel all the way to Batemans Bay with a car full of food, drink and other supplies, get it when you arrive at one of the fantastic shopping centres in the heart of Batemans Bay. Visit the Bridge Plaza or Village Centre for everything you need.

The Village Centre and Bridge Plaza Shopping Centres are a Major Partner of the Rally of the Bay and we’d love you to support the businesses that support the rally. Head in to get your supplies.

There are all the major chains – Woolworths, Coles and Aldi, plus a range of specialty shops, cafes, pharmacy and everything you’ll need for a rally is right here in the Bay.

Support local jobs and buy local!

Contacts and Organising Team

Ian Bigg

Ian Bigg

Clerk of Course/Event Manager

M: 0425 378 048

Phil Morley

Results Manager

Please contact the Rally
Secretary for information

Scott Schubert

Logistics & Support

M: 0419 851 247

Adriana Pallister

Assistant Clerk of Course / Event Secretary

M: 0418 611 224

John McCredie

Media Manager

M: 0413 042 763

Peter Harris

Peter Harris

Road Director

Veronica Stack

Assistant Event Secretary

M: 0429 274 603

Brett Middleton

Partners & Commercial Mgr


Rhiana Froome

Officials Coordinator

P: 0404 444 684

Sarah Bell

Competitor Relations Officer (CRO)

M: 0437 866 887


Frequently Asked Questions

What is this Sportity thing I keep hearing about?

Sportity is a mobile app that is being used by the ARC and NSSCC for the Official Event Noticeboard. You can download the app from the Google or Apple Appstore. No credentials are needed to sign-in to Sportity, you use it anonymously with the password NSSCC.

Can I spectate at the Rally of the Bay?

Yes, at this stage we plan to have three spectator points. See the spectator section on this page for details and consider volunteering for an official role to get your own private spectator point.

Do I need to get regionally scrutineered?

Please see Sportity or the Documents section of this webpage for Scrutineering Requirements.

Will there be a presentation and awards handed out after the rally?

Yes, an after event presentation is planned to be held at Club Catalina (154 Beach Road, Batemans Bay) immediately following provisional results being declared.

I really need my morning coffee, will this be available?

We are planning on inviting a coffee van, so hopefully coffee will be available throughout the event. There is also a range of Cafe’s and fast food outlets in Batemans Bay that will be open.

What time is documentation open?

Please refer to Sportity or the Documents section of this webpage for the documentation options. Fasttrack documentation is highly encouraged.

What happens if I am caught speeding during Recce?

And you will be caught! Again this year RallySafe Recce Lite is mandated for all competitors who undertake recce. Any offence will be notified to the event officials and may result in exclusion from the event.

What official timing is used?

100% of the event will use RallySafe and road cards will also be used. All timing and messaging will be through RallySafe, however there will be a backup system and clocks at each stage start.

How do I know what my stage time is if there is only Rallysafe?

Rally safe will display it automatically when you cross the flying finish line. PLUS, you can also look at ChrisSport for full results update live.

Will I have a road card and will I have to hand it to control officials?

Yes. The event will be using Rallysafe for all timing and check-ins, however a time card will also be provided and this must be used at all time controls.

Where is Rally HQ?

At the Batemans Bay Marina Resort, 49 Beach Road, Batemans Bay. This is the same location as last year, the resort has simply changed it’s name.

Can I just drive into the Batemans Bay Marina Resort to visit Rally HQ?

Yes, the boom gate will be open most time’s during the rally.

Where in the Batemans Bay Marina Resort is the HQ building?

Rally HQ is in the Sea Breeze room on the river side of the premises.

Will there be any tyre trucks be in the Service Park?

Yes. There will be tyre suppliers and we recommend event partner Hoosier Tires.

Can I get media exposure for my team?

Yes. NSSCC has engaged OHM Productions to provide all media services for the Lazer Rally of the Bay. You can send information about your team to

Is there a no wheel-spin rule and if so why?

Yes, a no wheel-spin rule will apply. This rule has been put in place to conserve the forest roads and reduce the impact on the local community who use the roads on a daily basis. It is part of our ‘tread lightly’ approach to running the event.

How will the no wheel-spin start be managed for cars with launch control?

These Cars will be carefully monitored and the start control officials will be provided with advice on how to tell between launch control and wheel-spin.

Can I be near another competitors team at the Service Park?

Yes. When you fill out the Google form, you will be able to select who you want to be located next to.

I need to purchase food and supplies. Should I bring them with me or buy them when I get to Batemans Bay? Where is the best location to buy it?

The Bridge Plaza and Village Centre is a major partner of the rally and we encourage you to buy your supplies in Batemans Bay to support the local community. Please visit Coles, Aldi, Woolworths and the many speciality stores to get you supplies. And while you’re doing it, mention that you are with the rally so they know we are supporting the local community.

Can I buy food at the service park this year?

Yes. There will be food vendors at the Service Park for this years event.

Can I buy a video package for just my team?

Yes. OHM Productions will be offering a range of video packages for teams. Check out the options HERE to arrange yours, give them a call on 0413 042 763

Are we able to do the event blind using just a road book? I only want to do blind events, especially leading up to the Alpine Rally.

Yes. You can use just the road book. The road book is completely suitable for teams wanting to complete blind to improve their skills in the lead up to rallies like the Alpine and Sunraysia Safari.

I want to do the rally blind, is there a good road book?

Yes. We go to a lot of effort to ensure the road book is consistent and an accurate description of the stage. The road book we supply is considered one of the best for reliability and detail of the route.

Will I need to run lights on my rally car?

Yes, There will be a night stage on Saturday evening. You may also find you need lights for some of the latter stages, depending on your seeded start position.

I have entered the rally using the online form, but my name isn't appearing in the entry list on this page. Am I entered?

The entry list is only updated once confirmation of payment is received through the automated entry system. Sometimes this can take up to 24 hours, so be patient and if you are not on the list after 24 hours, contact our event secretary.