Shannons Rally SA – Rally of the Heartland Media Accreditation is STRICTLY available to professional journalists and photographers only. This includes:

  • Working Media covering the event
  • Local TV and Radio, Press Representatives
  • Motorsport Press
  • Photographers with motorsport customers / motorsport specific websites

Applications not considered Media Coverage include:

  • Freelance writers / photographers not on assignment for an established news outlet / motorsport website
  • Personal (Non-Motorsport) Facebook Page / YouTube Channel where you publish your photos / videos
  • Personal (Non-Motorsport) blog where you publish your photos.
  • Your friend is competing at the event, and you want to take photos for him.
  • Spouses and other guests of working media
  • You are under 18 years old.

All Accreditation applications MUST be sent with a letter from an editor and / or proof of previous coverage. Please address all correspondence to [email protected].

Media Accreditation this year will ONLY be issued to applicants with previous WORKING experience working at dirt rallies or similar off-road events. Previous experience must be stated on the form below.

Applicants without the required working rally experience are encouraged to attend a round of the South Australian Rally Championship (like CopyWorld Robertstown Rally). For further information please contact the Media Manager below as to accreditation guidelines for those events. For interstate applicants please contact your local rally organisers for further information.

Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation is not compulsory but highly recommended. Applicants who do not currently hold Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation are able to apply at any point in 2025 for this via the Motorsport Australia website. For further Information on Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation including the application process please contact the Media Manager listed below.

Please Note: Holding Motorsport Australia Accreditation does not necessarily mean credentials will be granted or approved. It is at the discretion of the Media Coordinators as to if you will be accredited, and it is NOT automatic.

Accredited event photographers will receive unrestricted access to all competitive stages.

Reconnaissance (if available) for competitive stages for Accredited Media must be booked at the Media Briefing (Time and Date TBC) with maps, road books, and guides to be distributed on a group booking priority basis. All reconnaissance MUST be booked prior to commencement and may be time limited. Further information is available from the Media Manager listed below.

All questions regarding Media Accreditation are to be directed to the Media Manager whose phone number and email appears below.

As a condition of accreditation, Shannons Rally SA – Rally of the Heartland organisers may require a small number of high resolution, copyright free, un-watermarked images from the event for use in future publicity material. Should this occur, appropriate acknowledgement will be given where possible. By submitting this form you agree to this condition.

If you do not want to supply images, this condition may be waived upon payment of a $200 registration fee. Contact Geraldine/Wayne as below to arrange

Accredited photographers will be required to wear an event media vest ( or a Motorsport Australia one) and wristband while on stages. These event vests require a deposit of $50, refunded when returned clean.

Please read the below form carefully and ensure that you complete all of the required fields. We must receive your application prior to the deadline. You will receive an email confirming we have received your details.

Receipt of this form is not an automatic approval of credentials. To be considered, your application must be compliant with the above criteria

If you have any questions regarding the media accreditation process in 2025 we encourage you to contact the Media Coordinator on the below numbers.

Media Accreditation or Photographer Accreditation Enquiries Only


Shannons Rally SA – Rally of the Heartland Media Team
Wayne Hough & Geraldine Hough
Phone: 0448 889 000, 0431 306 015
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

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