Getting Started

STEP 1

Join Sapphire Coast Kart Club.

STEP 2

Apply for a Karting NSW Licence.

STEP 3

FIND which class is BEST for you.

STEP 4

FIND a kart suitED your class.

STEP 5

Getting on track for the first time.

STEP 6

Preparing for your first race MEETING.

Step 1. Join the Sapphire Coast Kart Club

Join the Sapphire Coast Kart Club to gain access to member benefits including FREE and near unlimited practice for Karting NSW licenced drivers.

Junior
Member

$100

per annum

– For drivers up to 18 years old.
– Membership can be used to obtain a Practice or Competition licence with Karting NSW.
– Includes FREE and near unlimited practice in your own kart at Frogs Hollow for Karting NSW licenced drivers.
– Includes a non-racing guardian membership who has club voting rights.
– Valid for 12 months.

Senior
Member

$100

per annum

– For drivers 18 years and over.
– Membership can be used to obtain a Practice or Competition licence with Karting NSW.
– Includes FREE and near unlimited practice in your own kart at Frogs Hollow for Karting NSW licenced drivers.
– Includes club voting rights.
– Valid for 12 months.

Family
Membership

$180

per annum

– For drivers 18 years and over.
– Membership can be used to obtain a Practice or Competition licence with Karting NSW.
– Includes FREE and near unlimited practice in your own kart at Frogs Hollow for Karting NSW licenced drivers.
– Includes club voting rights.
– Valid for 12 months.

Step 2. Apply for a Karting NSW licence

A Karting NSW Practice or Competition licence will allow you to drive a go kart at Frogs Hollow, as well as many other tracks around New South Wales.

Need Help?
Please contact Karting NSW on 02 4731 5000 or email admin@kartingnsw.com.au

Step 3. Find which class is best for you

There is a class to suit everyone of all ages. The most common classes / engines used at SCKC are:
– Novices: 60cc Vortex Minirok (air cooled) with a restrictor
– Rookies 60cc Vortex Minirok (air cooled) without a restrictor
– Juniors: 100cc Iame Reedjet (air cooled) with a restrictor
– Seniors: 125cc Rotax or Iame X30 (both water cooled) with a restrictor.

Before buying a kart, check the Karting NSW Rule Book and seek out an expert that can provide some advice.

Need Help? Contact a Karting NSW Dealer Trader or contact the Sapphire Coast Kart Club.

Step 4. Find a kart suited to your class

Buying a kart can be confusing, especially if you’re not sure what to look for. Fortunately there are some great videos from Power Republic that explain what to look for and consider.

Need Help? Contact a Karting NSW Dealer Trader.

One of the best places to find a used kart is on the Facebook group called “Go karts and parts for sale“. This group has over 30,000 members and is updated daily.

Step 5. Getting on track for the first time

Before taking your kart to the track for the first time, we recommend you contact the Sapphire Coast Kart Club who can arrange for another member to run you through a few things you should know.

These include:
– Practice procedures including track direction
– Basic check of your kart and equipment, and
– Answering any questions you may have.

Step 6. Preparing for your first race meeting

Once you’re comfortable with the kart, the track and being around other participants, it’s time to book a Driving Test with the club. While this can be done on a race weekend, it’s ideal if you contact the club to complete the Driving Test at least a few days prior to the race weekend.
The Driving Test mainly involves a Karting NSW Official observing one of your practice sessions to ensure you’re race ready.

You will also need to Pre-Enter for the event in MyKarting Portal. Entries typically close a few days before the event.

And finally, if you do not have a Transponder (used for timing), the club can hire you one for just $10.

Have Any Questions?

If you have any questions about membership, licencing or go karting in general, we would love to hear from you.