Spectator Information 2016

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Welcome to the 2016 International Rally of Queensland, where the best drivers from the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship, the Kumho Tyres Australian Rally Championship and the MRF Tyres Queensland Rally Championship will battle it out on the tough and demanding roads in the Imbil State Forest.

To allow you to see the stars and cars at their best and from different locations the Organisers have provided dedicated spectator points on Saturday and Sunday. And don’t forget to visit the Globe Roamer Service Park at the Mary Valley Showgrounds in Imbil throughout the weekend to see the cars up-close.

Spectators will find the Imbil community is very welcoming and loves having an international rally visit their township. Please respect their hospitality and goodwill by driving sensibly and always complying with local speed limits.

As a spectator, you’ll be sharing the roads around Imbil with rally cars, service vehicles, officials and users. Heavier traffic will require drivers to be aware of rally cars and other vehicles turning or stopping. If the weather is dry, gravel roads may be dusty with reduced visibility. To avoid accidents, please drive safely at all times.



Casey’s Corner
Casey’s Gully Road

First car on stage -
Saturday 10.31am (SS4) and 2.37pm (SS8)
Sunday 9.30am (SS11) and 1.51pm (SS15)

Approx. 3.5 kms west of Imbil on Yabba Creek Road (bitumen). Look for the rally sign marking the turn-off to the left into Casey’s Gully Road. The spectator parking area is approx. 1.9km in from the turn-off. Allow 10 minutes to drive from town.

Rally cars pass Casey’s Corner twice each day. On Saturday, cars approach downhill and turn hard right into a long straight. On Sunday, they arrive from the reverse direction. Spectator areas are located adjacent to the corner on both sides of the road, on the uphill side.

Toilets are available.

MAP 1 Caseys Gully
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MAP 2 Caseys Gully
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Brownie’s Hairpin
Derrier Road

First car on stage -
Saturday 10.31am (SS4) and 2.37pm (SS8)
Sunday 9.30am (SS11) and 1.51pm (SS15)

Approx. 7 kms from Imbil on Yabba Creek Rd (bitumen). Allow 20 minutes to drive from town. Look for the rally sign marking the turn-off to the left into Derrier Rd, after the Yabba Creek No. 3 bridge. The spectator parking area is approx. 1.5km in from the turn-off, with a 500m walk after parking.

Rally cars pass Brownies Hairpin twice each day.
On Saturday, cars come downhill and make a hard right turn onto the main forest road before turning left into a loop past the Spectator Point and turning back onto the main forest road.  Cars will be visible for about 300 metres.
On Sunday, cars approach at speed along the main forest road and turn right into the loop past the Spectator Point before turning left onto the main forest road and then turning very hard left uphill. This family-friendly point has catering, toilets and commentary on the event and the cars.

MAP 3 Derrier Rd
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MAP 4 Derrier Rd
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1. Parts of the forest areas are currently subject to a controlled wild dog poisoning program. These areas are well signposted and it is essential that you, your children or any pets do not touch any object on the ground that may look like old food or meat
2. Weather conditions can be changeable in Imbil and the adjoining forest areas can experience a range of temperatures in June. It is also possible that the area may experience rain.  Ensure you have hats and sufficient water, food and sun protection.
3. Native wildlife is less active at this time of year, but you may still see snakes and large goannas in the forest. Watch where you walk, wear suitable enclosed shoes and clothing and be careful of wildlife when driving
4. The organisers do not encourage pets (dogs, etc) in the forests or in the Imbil Showgrounds Service Park. If pets are brought to the event they must be restrained by a collar and lead and kept under control at all times.
5. If you have children, please keep them near you at all times as there will be rally and other traffic within the Service Park.  If you take children to Spectator Points please take special care to ensure their safety at all times.
6. If you witness or are involved in an accident or incident at any of the event locations or public area, this must be reported to a Competitor Relations Officer or the Event Secretary.





In exchange for being able to attend or participate in the event, you agree:

  • to release Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Ltd ("CAMS") and Australian Motor Sport Commission Ltd, promoters, sponsor organisations, land owners and lessees, organisers of the event, their respective servants, officials, representatives and agents (collectively,  the "Associated Entities") from all liability for your death, personal injury (including burns), psychological trauma, loss or damage (including property damage) ("harm") howsoever arising from your participation in or attendance at the event, except to the extent prohibited by law;
  • that CAMS and the Associated Entities do not make any warranty, implied or express, that the event services will be provided with due care and skill or that any materials provided in connection with the services will be fit for the purpose for which they are supplied; and
  • to attend or participate in the event at your own risk

You acknowledge that:

  • the risks associated with attending or participating in the event include the risk that you may suffer harm as a result of:
  • motor vehicles (or parts of them) colliding with other motor vehicles, persons or
  • acts of violence and other harmful acts (whether intentional or inadvertent) committed by persons attending or participating in the vent; and
  • the failure or unsuitability of facilities (including grand-stands, fences and guard rails) to ensure the safety of persons or property at the event.
  • motor sport is dangerous and that accidents causing harm can and do happen and may happen to you.You accept the conditions of, and acknowledge the risks arising from, attending or participating in the event and being provided with the event services by CAMS and the Associated Entities.



Do park your car sensibly so that it will not obstruct competitors, service crews or other spectators. In all cases obey parking signs or the instructions given by supervising officials. It is usually best to park your car facing the way out.

Don’t try to emulate rally drivers. Remember that if you give cause for complaint it will reflect on the whole rally. Drive carefully to and from Spectator Points, keep left at all times and be ready to give way if necessary on narrow roads.

Don’t LIGHT FIRES or SMOKE in forests. Do not smoke near a rally vehicle which is being serviced or in the vicinity of designated Refuel Zones. 

Do keep clear keep clear of Time Controls, including from the Timing Marker to the Control Area.  If Control Officials ask you to move, please help them by doing so quickly and quietly.

Do take all your rubbish and cans home with you. It is handy to have a bag or carton in your boot. Leaving rubbish in the forest reflects badly on the event and cans and paper add nothing to the beauty of the forest.

Do not enter the team service areas or crowd mechanics in the Imbil Service Park when they are working. They will not appreciate being restricted in their movements and you may be hurt if someone drops a wheel or a sump guard on your foot!

The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Ltd (CAMS) recognises that a UAV can create observing and recording opportunities in motor sport that have historically either not been available, or only available at a high cost. However, use of a UAV in an unregulated manner can create significant risk to others. This Policy governs the use of a UAV at an Event in a controlled manner. 
Rally spectators or media photographers or camera operators who wish to use UAVs at events are subject to a CAMS policy, including licensing and approvals.
Further information from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), the Australian Government statutory authority, can be found on the CASA website. Or for further information contact CAMS directly via www.cams.com.au.


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