International Travel Information



International travellers will need to fly into a major Australian capital city (Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Darwin, Perth or Adelaide).  You must then be processed by Australian Customs and Immigration controls, and then transfer onto an internal domestic flight to Alice Springs, Northern Territory.  You can fly directly to Alice Springs from the Australian capital cities with daily flights from most of these locations.  There are no direct International flights to Alice Springs.

Internal Transport Arrangements

The Ross River Resort is located a 1 hour drive from Alice Springs.  There is no public transport to the event, but the following options are available for competitors:

  • A WRC16 private bus service has been organised from Alice Springs.  See Travel for details. You must time your flight arrivals in Alice Springs to coincide with bus arrangements.  You can book bus arrangements at the time of registration.
  • Car hire is available at the Alice Springs airport, with Thrifty, Avis, Hertz & Europcar among the popular car hire companies.

Visas for International Travellers

International travellers may be required to hold an Australian visa prior to landing in Australia, depending on your country of residence.
For more information, please see the Sports Visa Factsheet and the Visa Application Handbook.

It you require further assistance, please use the Contact Us page to send us an email.