Release date: 05/05/2022

The Malinauskas Labor Government is introducing a bill to re-establish the SA Motorsport Board which will be charged with bringing back the Adelaide 500.

The Bill will amend the South Australian Motor Sport Act 1984 to re-establish motorsports in South Australia more broadly and to inject the skills and experience needed to deliver further growth in the sector.

A dedicated motorsport board will help elevate the Adelaide 500 Supercars – which will be held from December 1-4 this year – as well as identify, manage and promote other motorsport events, including the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in 2023.

The new South Australian Motorsport Board will be chaired by Andrew Daniels, with Mark Warren as Chief Executive, who will be tasked with growing the state’s reputation for motorsports and attracting more visitors to the state.

The Malinauskas Labor Government is moving quickly on this legislation and to ensure the necessary mechanisms are in place for the return of the Adelaide 500 in December.


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Attributable to Premier Peter Malinauskas

Motorsport has historically played a significant role in the state’s social and economic fabric and this Bill will allow for a dedicated structure that supports the growth of the sector.

My government has been committed to bringing back the Adelaide 500 as it provides significant opportunities to jobs, the economy and the overall vibrancy of our state.

The Bill will re-establish a dedicated motorsport board to focus on realising the full potential of motorsport events in not only Adelaide but throughout the regions.