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About Motorsports NT

MotorSports NT is now in its eighth year as Peak Body for Territory motor sports.  It has been an exciting time and our growth has been quite staggering given that we originally started with the 6 clubs that operated at the Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex (HVMSC) in February 2007 to having 16 affiliated clubs across the Northern Territory and now represent nearly 10,000 licensed competitors, pit crew, volunteers and officials.  Our surveys confirm that motor sports is arguably the most patronised of all Territory sports with over 150,000 spectators and participants annually!

It is interesting to note that the Northern Territory is the only Australian State/Territory that actually has a “Peak Sports Body” representing the interests of local motor sports and receiving funding from the Government annually to assist and support affiliated clubs. Read More.

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* On average, clubs run approximately 12 events on a fortnightly/monthly basis over the season.  Each month some 6,170 spectators attend MotorSports NT affiliated club events in the Northern Territory.

* Each of the MotorSports NT affiliated clubs sees a significant increase in spectators for Major Title Events.  Some 21,500 Territorians flock to see major club events – this does not include the V8 Supercars, Superbikes or the Finke Desert Race.

* The annual total of spectators at MotorSports NT affiliated club Major Title events and monthly club events equates to some 74,093 each year.

* The V8 Supercars and the Finke Desert Race attract approximately 56,461 spectators.

* Approximately 130,554 people spectate at motor sport events annually.

* Clubs not affiliated with MotorSports NT anecdotally attract a further 5-10,000 spectators annually.


* 3600 licensed competitors are actively involved in motor sport in the Territory annually.  Each competitor has a vehicle related to the individual motor sport discipline and generally have a support crew of 2-4 people, this equates to some 8,281 pit crew and competitors involved in competitive racing annually.

Officials & Volunteers

* There are some 827 officials associated with MotorSports NT affiliated clubs. * This does not include the V8 Supercars or the Finke Desert Race.

* It takes approximately 10 hours on average for a club race meeting.  Approximately 1,148,510 volunteer hours by club officials to set up and run race meetings. A further 15,000 hours could conservatively be expected to be expended on major events such as NT Titles across clubs.

* Club officials are also required to manage the day to day business of the individual motor sport discipline.  This consists of regular committee meetings, national meetings and peak body dealings. 

* Averages of 7-10 people are on committee’s for the various clubs and would meet on a minimum monthly basis for 3-4 hours.  This would equate about another 7,680 hours in committee time across affiliated clubs annually.

* A further significant amount of volunteer hours goes into individual club working bees and maintenance and upgrades of facilities which is calculated at approximately 8,000 hours (16 affiliated clubs, 25 people for 5 hours at 4 working bees).

* A total of 2,448,710 hours in voluntary labour by officials and volunteers per annum.

* The average hourly rate is approximately $25.  Therefore, approx $50,000,000 in kind is donated each year by officials and volunteers that are affiliated with MotorSports NT.

* 130,554 spectate annually at motor sports event in the Territory
* 2,128 licensed racers regularly compete at MotorSports NT affiliated club events
* 827 volunteers and officials are regularly involved in motorsport event organisation
* Some 2,448,710 hours in voluntary labour each year  


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