Car Competitor Information

  • Car Competitors

    Prologue Start Times


    Interstate Competitors

    Everyone travelling to the NT is required to complete an online NT Border Entry Form.

    Online Extras


    Online Entry Lists


    Online Entry Update Form

    Confirmed competitors will receive a PIN number which can be used to access their online entry form at Online Car Entry Update Form (Closed). Please complete this form as soon as possible. Some information may not be available yet and you can return to this link at any time before entries close on Friday 15 May to complete your entry form.


    The Tatts Finke Desert Race for cars is run in accordance with the Motorsport Australia Competition Rules and Regulations together with the 2021 Supplementary Regulations (Supp Regs). Competitors must be familiar with these rules.

    Futher Regs

    FURTHER REGULATIONS 1 TFDR21 Further Regs 270421

    Registration, Scrutineering & Prologue

    All competitors will be required to attend registration in the week before the race (Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday), scrutineering on Friday afternoon and the Prologue on Saturday - see Supp Regs for details. Race days are Sunday 13th and Monday 14th June.

    Competitor Guide

    The 2021 Competitor Guide is available as a PDF download

    Maps & Road Closures

    Maps of the track and diagrams of the venues are available as a 2021 Maps TBA. These may be updated from time. A map of the track for use in Google Earth and other navigation devices is available as a KML download. These may be updated from time.

    How to Enter

    Car entries for the 2021 Tatts Finke Desert Race will open on Tuesday 9th March 2021 at 0930 NT time (0800 WA; 1000 QLD; 1030 SA; 1100 NSW/VIC/TAS). Initial application will be through the purchase of an entry from here. APPLY NOW (Closed). Once your application has been processed we will email you with confirmation of your entry and details to login and complete the online entry form.

    Details required for the intitial online application will be:

    • Primary contact: name, address, email and mobile
    • Name(s) of Driver, Co-Driver, Navigator and 2nd Navigator
    • Race Detail: Car Class and Race number (if known)
    • Vehicle Description - make, model and CC
    • Payment: Visa or Mastercard details required for payment of the $1245 entry fee

    The breakdown of the Entry Fee amount is as follows:

    • $950.00 Entry Fee
    • $95.00 Australian Off Road Championship promotional fee that is collected by the Organisers and remitted to Motorsport Australia.
    • $40 Aputula Camping Levy ($10 per competitor x2 and $10 per crew x2)
    • $10 COVID Levy
    • $150 GPS Tracker

    If you don't have a race number you should apply to Motorsport Australia for a number. This is not an essential requirement for online application.


    If you have entered the race we will notify you by text and/or email as new information becomes available. If you have any questions you can call the office on +61 8 8952 8886 which is open Mon-Thurs in the morning or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Finke Street Party

    The Finke Street Party will be held on Thursday 10th June in the heart of Alice Springs on Todd Street. Watch this space for more information.

  • Google Track Map

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