The Forest Rally is set to rev up from Thursday 16 to Sunday, 19 May 2024.

There are ample opportunities for spectators to enjoy the action out in the forests and in the Service Park, where crews can be seen frantically maintaining their cars.

A Rally differs from other forms of motorsport in that the cars do not compete on a ‘circuit’; instead, they compete on closed road sections that they have only driven over twice to make their ‘pace notes’, a short-hand system of symbols that enables the Co-Driver to describe to the Driver what hides around the next corner or over that blind crest.  In an event, they may only see a particular corner 4 times…and given that the gravel conditions will be different each time, rather than the same lap after lap after lap, many argue that Rally drivers are the most skilled of all motorsport competitors.



There is a wide variety of cars competing, including Classics like Ford Escorts and Datsun 1600s to more modern turbocharged Mitsubishi Evos, Subaru WRXs and even a number of International spec “R5” cars.

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Spectating is FREE!!

Maps of the stages are available here.  There are many vantage points for Spectating; for further details, see our Spectator’s info here.


2024 follows on from the successful 2023 rally with Recce to be held on Thursday, 16th May and Friday, 17th May, with a ceremonial start in Busselton on Friday evening followed by two days of rallying based out of the picturesque town of Nannup, approx. 260km South of Perth.

ARC & WARC Competitors will travel 450km in total, which includes almost 188km of flat-out competition on 17 closed-road Special Stages. The Service Park will have its own Rally Café operating all weekend.


  • Bosch Motorsport Australia Rally Championship $2350.00
  • WA Rally Championship $1550.00
  • WA Clubman Cup  $950.00
  • Optional Officials Support $100.00 units

For further details of what is included in the Entry Fees click here and also refer to the Supp Regs

The 2024 Forest Rally counts towards the following:

  • 2024 Bosch Motorsport Australia Rally Championship
  • 2024 Dunlop Motorsport Australia WA Rally Championship
  • 2024 Dunlop Motorsport Australia WA 2WD Rally Championship
  • 2024 WA Clubman Masters Series
  • 2024 WA Clubman Cup Series

On the Official Noticeboard page is further information, including the Supplementary Regulations. We encourage any prospective competitors to get in touch with us if they have any queries.

Don’t delay; get your Entry Form completed online now using the Motorsport Australia Event Entry System.


Searcy sizzles to take his maiden win

After a three-year hiatus due to pandemic-closed Western Australian borders, interstate rally drivers were welcomed back for the Make Smoking History Forest Rally held on the weekend in Bunbury and Nannup (20-22 May 2022).

Official Noticeboard

All competitor updates, Bulletins, Regulations etc will be added to this page as they are made available. Please check back to ensure you are up-to-date with all the latest information.