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/credit/date change 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 minus any payment fees, offer a credit voucher or move you to a future date.

If you need to cancel within 7 days of the event, we cannot 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 50% which is non-refundable once paid and the date secured since this is now secured with the venue and paid for. Date changes with more than 7 days noticed from date of event may be considered with a 25% fee on the full amount due.

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

Mount Cotton Driving Skills
Minimum of L’s to drive at our driving Skills Courses as vehicles are supplied

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.

What if I am a minor/under 18?

All persons under the age of 18 are considered minors, and to participate in an event a minor is required to be signed in by a Legal Guardian who is required to be present at sign on for the event

The legal guardian may also be asked to provide proof of legal guardianship on the day, with any of the following:
– Parents Medicare card listing the minor and the legal guardian
– A court order or letter of guardianship signed by a judge when they were appointed as guardian by a court

If you are an independent minor you will have to provide government or court documents confirming your independent status.

We unfortunately cannot accept friends signing for underage participants unless they hold legal documents confirming their Legal Guardianship of the minor.

We will require proof of age if we suspect you are under the age of 18, it is a requirement that you have a suitable photo ID confirming your full name and date of birth.

Are we allowed passengers?
You are allowed passengers at every event apart from our Track Days at Norwell and Driving Skills Courses.

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 instructor at the event.
What are the rules for using your cars?

We care about our cars and regularly use them in various motorsports and activities. For this reason we are required to sit in the passenger seat for your first session or more (at the discretion of the instructor) to help you enjoy the day and to ensure you are looking after the car. We aren’t nannies though, the cars are built to be driving at the event and you will get the most out of them.

We expect you to drive the vehicle as if it were your own, follow all instructions provided and risk will be minimised. You are not responsible for damage to vehicles caused by mechanical failures, other vehicles, outside influences or small incidents. You may be liable for repair costs in the event of a major crash caused by over driving or not following instructions provided to you on the day.

How safe is it?
Most of our events are setup 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 participants own 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. Our hire vehicles are all fully insured for driver training.

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.

Lakeside Driver Training Centre
Lakeside has noise limits in place they are 95db measured at 8 meters behind vehicle. Mufflers are a must, absolutely no straight through exhausts. The is also No Drifting on Dry Surfaces and tyre squeal to be kept to a minimum on the dry tracks. Sliding only on the wet concrete sections

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/