FAQ's

At Skid Control we get a lot of questions, so to make things a bit easier we have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions below to save you time.

If you still haven’t found the answer to your questions below, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

What is your refund policy?

We understand that from time to time you may need to cancel your booking and as long as you give us more than 7 days notice from the event, we will gladly refund your booking in full or move you to a future date.

If you need to cancel within 7 days of the event, we can’t promise to refund you but we will endeavour to sell your spot and if we manage to do so, we will move your booking to a future date of your choice with 12 months.

For private bookings you are charged a deposit of roughly 50% which is non refundable once paid and the date secured since this is now secured with the venue and charged for.

Do you cancel events due to adverse weather conditions?

Most of our events are suitable for all weather conditions which means they hardly ever get cancelled.

In the unlikely case that we need to cancel an event that hasn’t gone ahead or cancelled within the first half of running, we will offer to move your spot to an alternative date within 12 months. Alternative dates can either be a specially organised alternative date or on one of the future public days already booked.

No refunds are given in the case of a weather cancellation.

How old do I need to be to participate?

We have a few different rules at each venue, and they are:

Mount Cotton Skid Pan
Minimum of L’s in your own car or P’s in one of our hire cars. If you do not hold a license, you need to be over 18 in your own car or over 21 to hire one of our cars

Gympie Skid Pan
Only driver’s on their Open licenses may attend, this is the venue’s requirement and out of our control

Willowbank Drift Day
Drivers need to be at least 16 Years old, no license required

Norwell Track Day
Minimum of P’s required or of driving age for P’s. Special exceptions available for drivers under this age, get in contact t find out more

Willowbank Rally Day
Minimum of L’s or of driving age, no license required.

Are we allowed passengers?

You are allowed passengers at every event apart from our Track Days at Norwell.

Passengers need to be secured in the vehicle and have filled out the same waiver form as the driver. Passenger are to be 6 years or older and have to have their waiver signed by a legal guardian of over 18 years old. Please ensure they are secured in the car properly.

Do you offer instruction?

Yes, all of our events offer free instruction from an experienced driver in the driver discipline at the event.

What are the rules for hiring our car at the Skid Pan?

We care about our cars and regularly use them in various motorsport. For this reason we are required to sit in the passenger seat for your first session or two (at the discretion of the instructor) to help you out and to ensure you are looking after the car. We aren’t nannies though, the cars are built to be driving in that way.

We also require all hirers to hold a minimum of P’s or to be over 21 if no license is held.

How safe is it?

Most of our events (especially the skid pan) are set to be as safe as possible within the driver training industry. We are however pushing cars to limits they won’t experience on the road and as such there is always going to be a risk of damage to a car or the participants in the car.

We do not offer any form of insurance for the vehicles and we ask that all attendees ensure their car is safe and that they are secure in their vehicle in case something does happen.

We are proud to say that, to date, we have not had a major incident at any of our events.

Do you do private sessions?

Yes we offer private hire at all of our venues, we also offer corporate packages which include much more. Get in touch today to find our pricing!

Do you have noise limits?

Unfortunately some of our venues do have noise limits and they are stipulated below:

Mount Cotton Skid Pan
Mount Cotton is our most strict venue, where the EPA (Environment Protection Act) applies due to being in a residential area. Testing is randomly carried out and anything over 70db(a) at the perimeter is silenced. We offer free silencing materials and can show you how to fit it.

To give you a rough idea of how loud that is, any vehicle within the Department of Transport road noise restrictions is generally ok (standard or mild exhausts) but can still go over if revving too high. Most of the time we can avoid silencing if revs are kept down and not needed anyway due to how slippery the surface is.

Absolutely no cammed V8’s, screamer pipes or Rotaries that have anything other than a standard exhaust. It’s not even worth trying to silence these down, see our Gympie Skid Pan as an alternative.

Gympie Skid Pan
No noise limits at Gympie, however a full exhaust is required.

Willowbank Drift Day
No noise limits.

Norwell Track Day
Norwell has the EPA (Environment Protection Act) limits in place due to being in a residential area. Testing is permanently carried out and anything over 70db(a) at the perimeter is asked to adjust driving style (or not rev past the meter).

Absolutely no cammed V8’s, screamer pipes, straight through exhausts or Rotaries that have anything other than a standard exhaust.

Willowbank Rally Day
No noise limits.

How do I book my spot?

Easy! Visit our Events and Booking page and select your event in the calendar. Select the green tickets button and checkout online as you would with any online store. We take Bank Transfer, PayPal and Credit Card payments through PayPal.

We do not hold spots and payment secures your spot.

Where do I find my refer a friend coupons?

Got a few few friends to book using your referral URL? Awesome!
All of your coupons and codes will be in your account at https://skidcontrol.com.au/my-account/