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2019 marks the 15th crossing of Australia as the teams of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge bring the world’s foremost innovation challenge to life - vying to become the first to deliver sustainable solar-powered electric vehicles.

The world’s biggest solar challenge began in 1987 and is a 3,000km endurance adventure that occurs once every two years. This year a record 53 entries from 24 countries were received – how many will take to the start line in Darwin? Around 1,500 participants compete followed by a global audience of more than 25 million. It generates industry partnerships across energy, automotive, engineering, financial, material sciences and IT sectors.

The 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge will officially start in Darwin on Sunday 13 October and finish on 20 October in Adelaide with the Event Awards Ceremony. In the week preceding the event, teams must pass a series of practical safety and compliance tests to qualify for the start line. The final qualifying activities are the time trials at Hidden Valley on Saturday 12 October – a highlight for many.

Event organiser, the South Australian Tourism Commission, (SATC) in association with the Northern Territory Government, is proud to showcase the magnificent Australian landscape and the brilliance of the students and teams who participate.

Media coverage of this unique event is highly valued and we welcome media to make contact with us. We are happy to assist you in any way we can. Should you wish to learn more about the 2019 World Solar Challenge please email

Media Contact

Judi Lalor

PR Manager

+61 409 188 129