Latest News

Back to Latest News back


V8s to Stay in Tasmania

V8s to Stay in Tasmania
November 1, 2010

Tasmania's place on the Australian supercar championship calendar is secure with V8 Supercars Australia revealing it is on the verge of signing a new deal with the Tasmanian Government.

V8 Supercars operations manager Shane Howard said his organisation was keen to keep Tasmania an integral part of the series.

However, he could not confirm the length of the new agreement that will replace the five-year deal, which expires at the end of Tasmania's 2010 round at Symmons Plains Raceway on 12th to 14th November.

Howard stated "we are currently in negotiations with the Tasmanian Government, looking at a multiple-year agreement.

"V8 supercars want to be in Tasmania. We've got an extremely loyal fan base that has showed us that rain, hail or shine they will be there.

"So we've made a decision at board level to run in every state in Australia for our fans and Tasmania is an important part of that."

The contract should be signed in the next few weeks, Howard adding "we're very close to finalising an agreement and I don't see any major hurdles."

Tasmanian Tourism Minister Michelle O'Byrne said the V8 race was good for the state's economy, stating "the V8s give us a major international motorsport event that is broadcast to millions of viewers throughout the world and attracts around 60,000 spectators each year, with up to 3000 being from interstate.

"Research has shown that interstate visitors, racing crews, officials and broadcasting crews directly inject about $3 million into our local economy for each round held here."

Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.


supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all


Headquartered in Brisbane with an Australia-wide network of satellite offices, PaySmart is one of Australia’s largest and longest-standing direct debit billing companies. In 1996 we began…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology



Ecoline is a highly experienced and skilled company that offers world-first technology in safety, protects the environment and provides a unique and challenging custom-made adventure and educational…

read more

Attractions / Environment / Safety / Tourism



As of 2018, TicketServ operates as SeatGeek Asia Pacific Pty Limited, part of international ticketing platform SeatGeek. Click here to contact SeatGeek Asia Pacific via their entry in…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Events / Sport / Ticketing


AIS Water

AIS Water, the trading name of Australian Innovative Systems, is a multi-award winning, Australian owned leader in the design, production and supply of commercial and residential chlorine generators…

read more

Aquatics / Safety / Technology


METRA Australia

METRA Australia is your innovation partner for smart electronic locking, Access Control solutions and cashless payment systems to suit all types of leisure facilities.  Our team’s…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Fitness / Recreation / Security



The Fitness Generation is now part of NovoFit - see

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness



Leisure Concepts brings the world’s leading fitness equipment brands to Australasia - these include True Fitness, Atlantis Strength, Merrithew (Stott Pilates), Intenza Fitness,…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Technology / Wellness


get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business