Classic car in front of Alice Springs sign

Red CentreNATS 06 program revealed and tickets launched

The streets of Alice Springs will soon be filled with vehicles of all makes and models, with Red CentreNATS returning to the heart of Australia from 4-6 September 2020. Widely known as the ‘ultimate festival of wheels’, the iconic event features a refreshed program and ticketing structure for 2020. As well as the much-loved street parade, Red CentreNATS 06 will showcase drags, burnouts, street cruising, grass driving, a show ‘n’ shine, 4WD-ing, motorkhana and much more.

Red CentreNATS is also the only event in Australia where motorists can drive highly modified, unregistered cars on the streets, giving entrants with a Temporary Registration Permit the chance to enjoy various cruise routes around Alice Springs.

Event goers will have access to entertainment across three different venues in 2020, with adrenaline-pumping action on show at Blatherskite Park, Alice Springs Inland Dragway (ASID) and Lasseter’s Hotel Casino.

Northern Territory Major Events Company Chief Executive Officer Tim Watsford said Red CentreNATS 06 was shaping up to be another fantastic event, following the huge success of the 2019 instalment that attracted more than 860 entries from around Australia.

We are stoked this much-loved car festival can go ahead in 2020, and cannot wait to welcome our Red CentreNATS family back to Alice Springs for an amazing weekend of motorsport.

While Red CentreNATS 06 will look a little different to previous years, there will still be plenty of exciting action for locals and visitors to enjoy in September.

-Northern Territory Major Events Company Chief Executive Officer Tim Watsford

Summernats Co-owner Andy Lopez said he was looking forward to the event over Father’s Day weekend.

The Northern Territory Government has done an awesome job preparing for a COVID-19 safe event, and Red CentreNATS will be a fantastic festival for those Aussie motoring enthusiasts who can get themselves and their cars to Alice Springs safely.

We’ll be streaming hours of action from the festival for those around Australia and the world who can’t join us this year.

-Summernats Co-owner Andy Lopez

As part of the Red CentreNATS COVID-19 Safety Plan, the Podium Party will be replaced by an After Party at Lasseter’s, with entrants to be awarded trophies throughout the event this year. Also new is a dedicated fan zone at ASID, with two super screens for fans to watch the action from the nearby track in lieu of open public access to The Hill.

In line with physical distancing guidelines, only existing Chrome Pass holders, entrants and crews will have access to The Hill, which will have capacity of 500 people at any one time

A new ticketing structure has been introduced for Red CentreNATS 06, with a Three-Day-Pass replacing the Chrome Pass.On sale for just $30 each, the Three-Day-Passes give event goers access to Blatherskite Park and the Fan Zone at ASID.

To find out more, buy tickets or enter Red CentreNATS 06, head to

For further information or interview requests, please contact:
Isabella Hood, Northern Territory Major Events Company or 0439 065 321

Further Notice

This event will take place in line with a COVID-19 Safety Plan. As part of the Plan, we encourage event attendees to ‘Do the 3’ – wash their hands, physical distance and download the COVIDSafe app. We ask anyone feeling unwell to stay at home.

Border restrictions apply at all access points into the Northern Territory, to protect our community against the spread of COVID-19. These restrictions can change at short notice. At the time of writing, anyone travelling from a declared COVID-19 hot spot will be required to undertake 14 days of mandatory quarantine on arrival in the NT, at their own expense.

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