Fri 22nd & Sat 23rd March 2024

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Information for Spectators


Event Location

Rally HQ – Pemberton Sports Club

Service Park – Sports Club Service Park

Event Schedule

3.00PM – 5.00PM
Shakedown – Pump Hill Rd

8.30AM – 10.50AM
Golf Club

9.15AM – 11.50AM
Pump Hill Rd

3.15PM – 5.30PM
Pemberton Town

Beginners Guide

Fri 22nd & Sat 23 March 2024

Welcome to Tarmac South West 2024

We are excited to be coming back to Pemberton for thrilling rally action.


On Friday the drivers do a Shakedown of their cars to get them ready for the weekend. We do this from the Pemberton Sports Club, up Pump Hill Road and Stop at Stirling Road. They pay an extra fee to do this and 100% of the money collected will go to the Pemberton Mill Hall committee.

Spectating is possible on the corner of Club Rd & Pump Hill Rd


The are a number of great spots to see the cars in action.

Service Park – To get up close to the cars and speak to the crews they will be coming and going from the Pemberton Sports Club all morning.

Golf Club ­– The first spectator point is on the golf club corner, Golf Links Rd and Mullineaux Rd. The cars go out and back to Big Brook Dam on two occasions.

Pump Hill Rd – Same location as Friday, on the corner of Club Rd and Pump Hill Rd. They go up the hill twice and then rally down the hill twice.

Pemberton Town – If the cars go past your front door, watch from the verandah. Otherwise walk up from the main street along Dean Street or Ellis Street.

Food and Beverages – Pemberton has some great cafes, please support them while in town.

Viewing Tips:

  • Safety First: Always follow the instructions of event marshals. Stay behind safety barriers and never cross the track during the event..
  • Bring Sun Protection: The event will be held outdoors. Be sure to bring hats, sunscreen, and sunglasses.
  • Comfortable Footwear: Wear comfortable shoes as you may be walking on uneven terrain.
  • Cameras and Binoculars: Capture the action and get a closer look with binoculars.
  • Family-Friendly Zone: The whole event is a designated family-friendly zone.
  • Accessibility: The event site is wheelchair accessible, with designated viewing areas for those with mobility challenges.
  • Pets: For the safety and comfort of your pets and all attendees, we kindly ask that you leave your pets at home.
  • Emergency Information: In case of an emergency, please notify the nearest event staff member or make your way to the designated first aid station.
  • Social Media: Share your experience with us! Use the official event hashtag: #TarmacSouthWest

Important Reminders:

  • Please respect your local community and dispose of your rubbish in designated bins.
  • Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited.
  • This is a smoke-free event.

We hope you enjoy the Tarmac South West and have a fantastic time!

If you have any further questions or need assistance during the event, feel free to approach any of our friendly event volunteers for information.


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Information for Competitors

Tarmac South West is returning to a full one-day rally. The stages are the same as last years Rallysprint, but this year it will be run as a rally.

The change to course is the stages on Gloucester Road, Bridge & Warren Rd, have been extended on each end. And the town stage will run in the same direction 4-times, rather than us trying to reverse it after 2 runs.

If you can get down to Pemberton on Friday afternoon, make sure you do the Shakedown to get yourself tuned into competing on open roads.

Our Presentation Dinner will be moving to the Pemberton Mill Hall, this on the main road just past the railway crossing. The Hall has been restored with a new kitchen, screen and projector but still has the charm of the early 1920’s when it was built.

Our Charity Money from the Friday Shakedown will go the Mill Hall Committee which is a voluntary organisation.

Don’t forget to support the local cafes, restaurants and the pub while in town.

Mon 11 Mar 2024 8pm: ENTRIES CLOSE

Wed 13 Mar 2024 8pm: List of entries published

TBA: Country Scrutiny Inspection

Mon 18 Mar 2024 6pm-8:30pm: Metro Scrutiny Inspection (S Technic, 63 Bickley Road, Beckenham)

Fri 22 Mar 2024:

  • 2:30pm: Shakedown Drivers Briefing – Pemberton Sports Club
  • 3:00pm – 5:00pm: Pump Hill Charity Shakedown – Pemberton Sports Club
  • 6:00pm: Latest time for vehicle or crew member change – Online
  • 8:30pm: Official Start List Posted – Official Noticeboard

Sat 23 Mar 2024:

  • 7:30am: Tyre Marking – Pemberton Sports Club
  • 7:30am: Pre-Event Assembly open – Pemberton Sports Club
  • 7:45am: Crew Briefing (All Drivers & Co-Drivers) – Pemberton Sports Club
  • 8:20am: Official Start (1st Car) – Pemberton Sports Club
  • 6:00pm: End of Rally (1st Car) – Pemberton Town Stage
  • 7:00pm: Post Event Scrutiny – Pemberton Sports Club
  • 7:00pm: Presentation & Dinner – Pemberton Mill Hall


Information for Officials

Volunteers are the lifeblood of all community events, and motorsport and the Tarmac South West is no different. Volunteers take great pride and passion in assisting events like the Tarmac South West and love to see it run successfully.

Join Tarmac South West

Each year Tarmac South West needs a small group of officials to make the event run smoothly and to keep everyone safe. Registrations are open now for the 2024 event below.

Officials get to the see the action up close and play a vital role.

We need Officials for roles including:

Road Closure Officials
A super important role. Keep the roads and walk trails closed to ensure no one wanders onto the competition course, keep everyone safe – great spectating.

Timing Officials
Get cars into right order, line them up at the start line and release at intervals as directed – see cars up very close.

Spectator Marshal
Similar to road closures but spectators will come to view from the area. Set up an area as instructed, keep spectators safe, answer questions, hand out information – cool viewing positions.

Parking Marshal
Assist at Service Parks to get the cars parked in the correct spot and ensure the public don’t come into park in the same area.

Set Up Crews
Before the events can start, the Set Up Crews put in place the barriers, signs, arrows and tape off all the roads and tracks. Then when it is over, pull them all down and brin them back where they belong.

If you enjoy cars and the mechanical aspect of motorsport, then we are always looking for volunteers to help the scrutineers.

To join the team at the Tarmac South West, register on our Online System HERE or email or call 0418950022.



Information for Residents

This is a prestigious motorsport event featuring fully prepared rally vehicles racing on closed public roads in the Pemberton Area. It show cases skilful driving through the many turns on the stages.On Friday afternoon, the competitors will shakedown their cars and get into the rhythm on an untimed stage going up Pump Hill Road.The rally starts on Saturday morning. Based at the Pemberton Sports Club the cars will go twice up and down to Big Brook Dam, Pump Hill, Gloucester Road and finish up with 4 runs around the Pemberton Town.The competitors will start at 30-second intervals. They start from slowest to fastest, to allow the spectators to appreciate the increase in speed as the cars go past.

Road closures will occur for approximately four hours on the day of competition. All road closures will be communicated well in advance. Notification signs will be erected on the roads and a Residents Letter will be distributed three to four weeks before the event. You can also refer to our official website for detailed schedules relating to each event.

To ensure the safety of both participants and the public, specific roads will be temporarily closed during the event to facilitate competitive racing conditions.

No, we need to be sure all cars are off the road and the public are not on the side of the road.

During the specified times, access to certain roads will be restricted. We recommend planning alternative routes or adjusting travel schedules to accommodate these closures. If you have set times you need to leave or return your premises, please let Tarmac Events WA know in advance by email or phone call.

No. Emergency services will have designated access routes and will not be impeded by the road closures. Safety is our top priority. In an emergency, we have medical teams on the stage that we will send to residents to assist until public emergency teams arrive, call 0419 045 042 or 0488 679 287.

Regular updates, including road closure details, will be provided through various channels, including our official website, social media, and local community notifications.
Regular updates, including road closure details, will be provided through various channels, including our official website, social media, and local community notifications.
While some noise may be generated from the rally, efforts will be made to minimize disruptions to the local community. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. All competition vehicles must meet maximum noise requirements as stipulated in the event technical regulations.

If you have essential appointments or urgent matters, please contact the event organisers in advance. We will work to accommodate special circumstances and provide guidance on alternative routes. Please call 0419 045 042 and we will assist.

We welcome community involvement! If you’re interested in volunteering or participating in the event in any way, please visit our website and go here for more information on how you can contribute or call 0419 045 042 or email

For any further inquiries or concerns, please contact our dedicated resident support hotline, 0419 045 042, or email us at

Thank you for your understanding and support as we work together to make all Tarmac West Rallies safe and enjoyable events for everyone involved. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!

A reminder that MOTORSPORT IS DANGEROUS. As Safety is our number one priority, there are some safety instructions that we’d like you to be aware of; please take the time to have a quick read through the Spectator Safety Guidelines here so that you can make the most of your motorsport experience.

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