We offer 2 membership types, individual and family. Family membership allows you and your dependent family member drivers to all join for the same low cost as an individual membership. If you are not sure that your family situation qualifies for a family membership please contact our membership officer to discuss. Please note that all family memberships are accepted at the discretion of the club. Below are the general guidelines.
- Adults 17 years and over.
An adult member plus one or both of the below –
- Dependent children aged 6 to 17 years.
- Dependent full time students aged between 17 years and under the age of 25 years.
We are no longer able to take memberships directly, all memberships need to be processed via the Karting Australia portal here – https://portal.karting.net.au. We apologise for this but it is beyond our control.
If you are not a current or recent past KA licence holder then you will need to first click on the “sign up now!” link on the portal login page in order to gain a login to the portal. Once you have logged in click on Applications on the left hand side of the page, from here you will be able to create a new application for membership.
All fees listed in the table below are inclusive of GST.
|Membership fee (rolling 12 months from date of joining)
|Standard reserved pit spot (contact the membership officer for availability and payment)
|Trailer park / pit spot (contact the membership officer for availability and payment)
Our preferred payment method for pit spots is by direct deposit. If paying by credit card a 2% surcharge applies.
Getting a licence
As Barossa Go Kart Club is a Karting Australia affiliated club, before you can use the track for practice or racing, you need to get a Karting Australia licence. A KA licence can be also be obtained through the Karting Australia Portal – https://portal.karting.net.au and can be completed in the same session as your club membership application if required.
If you are the parent of an under 18 year old driver and you do not intend to drive yourself, then you can request a Participant Licence. All non adult drivers need to be accompanied at the track by a licenced person with the minimum qualification being a Participant Licence.
Access to the track is now via an electric gate. The club will no longer be issuing gate keys or maintaining any of the previously used locks (electronic, combination and standard (changed yearly)). We use a Palgate Bluetooth controller to open the gate which requires installation of the Palgate smart phone app for either iPhone or Android. The app will work with an iPhone running iOS version 8 or later or Android 4.4 or later on an Android phone manufactured from 2013 onwards.
Things you need to know regarding practice
There is no longer any such thing as uncontrolled free practice. This is now referred to as a Social Karting Activity, and it requires that the person who has organised it be a Karting Activity Controller. As such the club now recommends that all members who expect to be able to practice at the track outside of a race day, undertake the necessary training as a Karting Activity Controller and obtain the necessary grade 5 officials licence. Having done so you will be able to create a Social Karting Activity in the KA portal and then you and anyone else who turns up on the day will simply need to register for the event via the KA portal. There is signage at the track advising how to do this.