Air Race World Championship Lake Macquarie

Next date: Friday, 18 November 2022 | 09:00 AM to Sunday, 20 November 2022 | 05:00 PM

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Lake Macquarie will play host to one of the World's most spectacular events as the Air Race World Championship takes to the City's skies on 18-20 November 2022.

Formerly known as the Red Bull Air Race, the Air Race World Championship features some of the best pilots on the planet competing at speeds of close to 400 kilometres per hour.

The shores of Lake Macquarie will provide the perfect backdrop for this historic event with an estimated 150,000 fans expected to watch live.

It will be the first air race event held in Australia since 2010 and will feature reigning World Champion and Lake Macquarie local Matt Hall.

In addition to the adrenaline-pumping action in the sky, the event will also feature world-class entertainment, with live open-air concerts from high profile musicians and performers.

Full race, ticketing and event information will be announced soon. Head to for accommodation providers, dining options and places to explore.

What is the Air Race World Championship (ARWC)?

Air Race is building on the incredible legacy that the Red Bull Air Race leaves behind.

Some of the world’s best pilots will compete in the Air Race World Championship – navigating a challenging racetrack made up of inflatable air gates, pilots race against the clock in a bid for the fastest possible time.

Lake Macquarie is the third of five host cities to have been confirmed for the 2022 series, along with and Goodwood in the UK (9-10 July) and Jakarta (15-16 October). It’s also home to Matt Hall – the reigning world champion!

Air Race is introducing new sustainability measures to the event. They are working with aerospace energy technology partners to embrace the latest developments in alternative, low-emission, renewable aviation fuels.

Read more about the Air Race World Championship.

General event information

When is the event being held in Lake Macquarie?

The proposed race dates for Lake Macquarie event are 18-20 November 2022. 

Where is the event being held?                                                                             

ARWC has scoped potential sites on Lake Macquarie. The race course, VIP and public viewing areas will be finalised following a final site visit and the submission of a development application to Lake Macquarie City Council. 

Who is hosting the event?

Dantia, Lake Macquarie’s economic development organisation, has signed a host city agreement with Touchpoint Group, the operators of ARWC.

The event has received $2.5 million in funding through the NSW Government’s Regional Events Acceleration Fund. The $40 million Regional Events Acceleration Fund is part of the $2 billion Regional Growth Fund, designed to support growing regional centres, activate local economies and improve services and community infrastructure for regional communities.

Information for spectators

How do I buy a ticket for the event?

Keep an eye on the Air Race World Championship website for details of tickets sales.

Where can I find out more about the event program?

For more information on the event, visit the ARWC website.

Council will have information about supporting events on our website and social media pages once arrangements are confirmed.

Can I watch from outside the event area?

Non-ticketed public viewing areas will be available as part of the Host City Agreement. More information on these areas and how members of the public can access them will be available closer to the event. There will be a non-ticketed on-water public viewing area from which spectators on boats can watch the event.


  • Friday, 18 November 2022 | 09:00 AM - Sunday, 20 November 2022 | 05:00 PM

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