Bathurst 1000 free to air tv fixturesAside from the Melbourne Cup, Australia’s most celebrated sporting event is the Bathurst 1000, also known as ‘The Great Race‘. Millions will be tuning in to see who will reign supreme at Mount Panorama- the most unforgiving track in the world of motor sports.

Now that it’s arrived, you won’t miss a key moment when taking advantage of the Free to air coverage, a Live TV Trial that provides access to Fox Sports, as well as mobile streaming options and replays of the events you may have missed.

2017 Bathurst 1000 Preview

The Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 is the pinnacle of motor racing in Australia, and is rightfully known across the globe. The concept of this event goes back to 1950, when it was held at Phillip Island before it moved to Bathurst in 1963. Drivers race not only for the V8 Championship, but for the Peter Brock Trophy and the right to be called ‘King of the Mountain’.

Since 2000, the race has seen Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes dominate Mount Panorama. Whincup has won on four occasions while Lowndes, who was a close friend of Peter Brock and won the inaugural Trophy in 2006, has conquered Bathurst six times, including 2015 when he partnered with four time winner Steve Richards. Whincup and Lowndes are favoured to take the title again, despite just average efforts at the recent Sandown 500.

Last year’s Bathurst 1000 was marred by a collision with ten laps to go with Garth Tander and Scott McLaughlin crashing on the final corner, largely due to Jamie Whincup, who endured a time penalty which ultimately cost him the race. 12 months on and that event is not forgotten at all. Will Davidson and Jonathon Webb scored a remarkable win after coming from near the back of the grid. Their effort at Sandown was remarkable and they are going to take some beating at Bathurst.

So don’t miss a minute of this exciting V8 Supercars action as there’s no telling who will provide the most spectacular footage, or which driver will greet the judge when ‘The Great Race’ settles on the weekend.

When: Thursday 5 Oct – Sunday 8 Oct
Where: Mount Panorama, Bathurst

Bathurst 1000 Fox Sports LIVE TV Times

Sun 8 Oct: Bathurst Race Day (Fox Sports)

  • 8.05am — 8.25am: Bathurst Warm Up
  • 8.35am – 8.55am: Touring Car Masters
  • 9.05am — 9.20am: Supercars Drivers Parade
  • 9.30am – 9.55am: Porsche Carrera Cup
  • 11.10am — 6.00pm: Bathurst 1000 Race: 161 laps

Bathurst 1000 Channel Ten TV Times

  • Sun 8 Oct: Bathurst Race from 9.00am – 6.00pm

*Shown as Sydney Australia time, adjust for regional differences. Bathurst 1000 replays available daily on Fox Sports 5.

Bathurst 1000 Live Streaming and a Free Trial

You can find the Bathurst 1000 on Free to Air TV (ch. Ten), but Fox Sports will provide the most complete LIVE coverage with a dedicated Bathurst channel starting Monday, 2 October, right through until the final lap. This exclusive programming will include every minute of practice, qualifying, support categories and the championship race Live, as well as offering unique camera angles, spectacular graphics, greater access to the drivers and daily replays of the key events.

So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to consider Foxtel Play’s 2 weeks Free live TV trial, which will likewise televise the 2017 Japanese Grand Prix (October 6-8) and other popular sport online*, as well as offering live Bathurst 1000 streaming to eligible mobile devices through the Foxtel Go app.

Ways to watch and stream live sport
Foxtel from Telstra Entertainment + Sport Pack
Stream today with the Foxtel app
  • 12 Sport + 45 Entertainment Ch
  • Coverage of over 40 sports across 16 dedicated sports channels


Min. cost $448.03 over 12 months

Foxtel Sports Combo
Stream today with the Foxtel app
  • 12 Sport + 45 Entertainment Ch
  • Over 40 sports: AFL, NRL, Supercars and Formula 1®


*Min cost $155.03 based on direct debit for 1 month of Sports Combo incl. install fee.

Telstra Entertainment Bundle
NBN, ADSL2+, Cable and Velocity
  • Free Foxtel Now for 24 mths
  • Unlimited data
  • Telstra TV


Min. total cost $2,475 over 24 months

Bathurst 1000 Drivers To Watch

Mark Winterbottom is looking to claim his second title at Mount Panorama after breaking the drought in 2013. His recent form has been okay and his overall 2017 has been mixed. He sits sixth in the standings and needs to improve on his ninth finish at Sandown, but one thing we do know with ‘Frosty’ is that he can drive some very fast times at Bathurst.

Will Davidson had been in the wilderness for a couple of years after leaving HRT but he got back in the spotlight with a great win at Bathurst last year alongside Jonathon Webb. And it might not have been a fluke, because the pair were very good at Sandown, starting from 25th and eventually finishing 12th, which does say the car has pace and will be suited to Bathurst once again.

Jamie Whincup is a multiple V8 Championship winner who has struggled to recapture his winning form overall, with a lot of second placings including the Sydney Supersprint this past August. He sits second in the championship race behind Scott McLaughlin. But he loves Bathurst, having won on four occasions, and he wasn’t far away at Sandown, finishing sixth, with a couple of engine malfunctions costing he and co-driver Paul Dumbrell badly. They’re proven at Mount Panorama and will take some beating.

Free to Air (ch 10) vs Foxtel (Fox Sports)

Every race of the V8 Supercars Championship will be broadcast live on Fox Sports, while Free to Air TV (channel Ten) will be televising just six of the events live, with the remaining races shown as highlights during the Monday evening after. The championship races on Fox Sports will also be shown without ad-breaks, and in HD where available.

Visit here for the already concluded 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour Live TV and Streaming guide.

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  1. Gc October 5, 2016 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    Can i stream bathurst from bali

    • Steve Johnson October 6, 2016 at 3:14 am - Reply

      Hi Gc,

      Limited choices in Bali. You may wish to research if a local establishment is airing the Bathurst or check out the possibility of using VPN software. Cheers!

  2. Peter Johnson October 6, 2016 at 11:48 am - Reply

    Gday Steve, mate it states above that chanel 10 starts broadcasting today at 10am but it’s not on do you know when?,regards PJ.

    • Steve Johnson October 7, 2016 at 4:43 am - Reply

      Gday Peter, I apologize for that. Channel Ten doesn’t start broadcasting until Friday.

      The live events on Ten are likewise limited and don’t include practice sessions, parades or most Pit Lane action. See here:

      Friday: 12pm-5pm (Live – Qualifying)
      Saturday: 11.30am-6pm (Live – Top Ten)
      Sunday: 7.30am-6pm (Live – Warm-up & Bathurst Race)


  3. David October 6, 2016 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    Is there any way 2 live stream here in new zealand

    • Steve Johnson October 7, 2016 at 4:46 am - Reply

      Hi David,

      To stream you may wish to check out the possibility of using VPN software. Cheers!

  4. Luke webster October 7, 2016 at 8:23 am - Reply

    Hi is there a live stream on radio for newcastle thankyou in advance

  5. John October 8, 2016 at 9:34 am - Reply

    Im still not sure what all of the above means.
    Is there any sport left to watch on free to air these days.
    Can I watch coverage of Bathurst on free to air today. I cannot find it on the TV guide

    • Steve Johnson October 9, 2016 at 2:38 pm - Reply

      Hi John,

      The Bathurst Race for Sunday is scheduled to be on Channel Ten, but you would have to check your local guide to see if it’s in your area.

  6. Gary S October 8, 2016 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    can this be streamed from New Zealand as it is only here on sky

    • Anthony Horan October 10, 2016 at 10:56 am - Reply

      Not unless Sky offers a streaming version themselves, no.

  7. Beej October 8, 2016 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    So am I correct in saying that we cannot watch an Australian iconic event free online in Australia ?, we have to pay fox or sign up to their bs 2 week trial we will never get out of .. There must be somewhere else streaming free ?

    • Anthony Horan October 10, 2016 at 10:55 am - Reply

      You can easily get out of the two week trial at any time without paying a cent simply by cancelling your account before the trial period ends. But yes, Foxtel is the only option for streaming the race online.

  8. Joe October 8, 2016 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    Is there a way to streaming the uk

    • Anthony Horan October 10, 2016 at 10:53 am - Reply

      It’ll most likely be geo-locked to Australia only. There are ways around this, most of the time 🙂

  9. Ian October 8, 2016 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    Hi Steve,

    Cant find any free to air Bathurst only 2nd rate American shows or I Fish and I dont

    • Steve Johnson October 9, 2016 at 2:29 pm - Reply

      Hi Ian,

      Channel Ten is the official free to air broadcaster for Sunday’s Bathurst 1000, but you’d have to check a local guide to see what’s on offer.


  10. Gadgetman October 9, 2016 at 11:04 am - Reply

    How can I watch batchurt at work.. in in QLD 🙂

    • Steve Johnson October 9, 2016 at 2:36 pm - Reply

      Hi, one option for watching at work, if your employer allows it, would be using the Free Trial and then accessing the Foxtel Go App for an eligible mobile device.


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