Tour of World Class Automotive Proving Ground
Sep 15

Tour of World Class Automotive Proving Ground

$70.00 - $90.00
Date & Time
15 September 2022 8:30 AM - 2:45 PM
(UTC+10:00) Australia/Melbourne

Registrations Close
14 September 2022 5:00 PM
8:30 am Coach transfers Leave Melbourne for AARC (Location to be advised)
10:30 am

Meet at AARC

  • Coffee and tea on arrival
  • Site Induction
  • Welcome Presentation from AARC
11.30 am Site Tour
12:30 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Visit concludes, coach transfers back to Melbourne 
2:45 pm Arrive in Melbourne 


The Tour of World Class Automotive Proving Ground, will include site history of The Australian Automotive Research Centre (AARC), a detailed presentation on their mission with an overview of their customers and unique facilities, as well as a deep dive into the Centres future plans.

During the site tour, the Manager will provide informative commentary whilst guests sit back on the bus and take in the extensive range of evaluation facilities provided to all vehicle and component manufacturers.

AARC occupies a 1000-hectare site near Anglesea, 125km southwest of Melbourne and is the largest privately owned and independently operated automotive testing facility in Australia.

Test facilities encompass virtually all driving conditions found in Australia, accommodating vehicles from passenger cars and four-wheel drives to heavy trucks and mining equipment. There are many test roads and a variety of surfaces, including a 4.2km hot mixed surface road designed for testing components and vehicle durability.

Under jointly agreed conditions, AARC allows the construction, by its clients, of engineering test sites specific to that client. This ensures clients can conduct exactly the research and development they require.

There will be a return coach transferring all guests from a central Melbourne location (TBA) to the Australian Automotive Research Centre, which is approximately one and a half hours from Melbourne CBD. This bus will also be used to conduct the tour onsite. Please confirm on the registration form if you plan on utilising the bus services provided.

Date: Thursday 15 September

Time: 8:30 AM - 2:45 PM

Location: 445 Gum Flats Road, Wensleydale VIC 3241

Cost: SAE-A Members - $70 | Non-member - $90

*Members, please note, that you must log in to the website to receive your complimentary ticket


Event Type
Plant Tour
Event Location
Australian Automotive Research Centre
445 Gum Flats Road
Wensleydale VIC 3241
Contact Details
Event Manager Cara Coughey
+61 438 745 552

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