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Lake Entry

The DLRA lease the lake from the Department of Environment and Water and gets charged a considerable fee for this and the Gawler Ranges Aboriginal Corporation also charge the DLRA a fee for monitors to be at Speedweek.

To help recover these costs, the DLRA collects a Lake Entry Fee as well as payment for any DLRA camp fees and in return, you are issued a wristband. We also give a program and a small orientation and safety induction before anyone enters the lake.


Lake Entry assistants will be broken down into three subcategories; Administration, Vehicle Check and Blower Assistant.

When selecting your shift, please identify which role you would prefer to do. You will be allocated a role based on your preference and what roles are available on your chosen date. You will need to include your name, member number (optional), job, day/date and morning or afternoon shift.


  • AM - from 6:30am to 10.30am Saturday (pre-event) to Friday

  • MIDDAY - from 10.30am to 2.30pm Saturday (pre-event) to Thursday

  • PM - 2.30pm to 6.30pm Saturday (pre-event) to Thursday


The lake entry point is where all lake entry fees, camp fees (if applicable), vehicle checks and blowing off dust/scrubbing salt off vechicles occurs. It is an important part of Speedweek so we can leave the lake how we found it and fulfil our obligations to the Department of Environment and Water and Gawler Ranges Aboriginal Corporation.



Lake Entry assistants will be broken down into three subcategories; Administration, Vehicle Check and Blower Assistant.

  1. Administration is responsible for collecting lake entry fees and DLRA Camp fees, checking that people have their wristband on when they enter the lake, as well as providing a safe environment around the area at the edge of the lake. You will also give a brief orientation and safety indiction to all those entering the lake for the first time.
    NOTE: Some people will have already paid their Lake Entry and/or DLRA Camping Fees online. They should have a ticket that they can print off or you will need to check the lists.

  2. Vehicle Check will be responsible for checking the wrist bands of all that are entering the lake. There will be some keep left signs on the road leading up to the check point, this is to help keep the road clear for officials and record run entrants. During peak times (morning) there will be a large queue of cars wanting to get onto the lake, your job is to make sure that no one enters the lake before 7.00am as this is a condition of our lease and in respect to the traditional owners. The only exception will be Officials and Record Run Entrants who will have special vehicle signage.

  3. Blower Assistant is responsible for making sure owners of vehicles use the blowers to remove any red dust from on or under their vehicles before entering the lake. Also, ensure that owners of vehicles use the brooms to remove any salt from their vehicles before leaving the lake. Knowledge in simple blower repairs is desired.


Equipment can be stored daily at the Start Line caravan.

  • Blowers

  • Blower Stands

  • Brooms

  • Shade structure

  • Tables and chairs

  • Club UHF radio

  • Club esky

  • Traffic cones and various signage will be placed for you.

Reports to:

  • Volunteer Coordinator

  • Lake Entry Team Leader

Knowledge and Skills:​​

  • Have good communication skills and be able to take direction well.

  • You need to be firm, but polite when dealing with entrants, media and spectators.

  • You need to be able to do your task unsupervised.

  • You neet to be reliable and dilligent.

  • You need to be able to stay calm under pressure.

What to bring?:

Bring a hat, sunglasses, sun cream, dustproof face covering, snacks. Water is provided.

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