2023 UniSa aHpVSS Is Go!


ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA – The UniSA Australian HPV Super Series (AHPVSS) is excited to announce the launch of its 2023 season. This year’s series promises to be the most thrilling yet, with a lineup of innovative teams and cutting-edge vehicles set to compete across multiple events.

The AHPVSS is a unique and exciting competition that challenges the design, building and racing of human-powered vehicles. The series attracts participants from around the country and has become a premier event for schools and open teams in the Australian engineering and innovation community.

The 2023 season will feature a number of exciting events, including the iconic 24 Australian International Pedal Prix at Murray Bridge and the popular Festival of Pedal Prix at Victoria Park in the heart of Adelaide. Teams will also compete in a range of other events from Mount Gambier to Busselton, providing a range of challenges to test the speed, endurance, and design of their vehicles.

The AHPVSS is proud to partner with the University of South Australia for the 2023 season. UniSA is a leader in engineering and innovation, and the partnership reflects the shared commitment to fostering creativity and innovation in the next generation of engineers and designers.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with the University of South Australia for the 2023 season,” said AHPVSS CEO, Marcus Lacey. “Their support and commitment is invaluable to the success of this year’s Series, and the sport. We look forward to working together to deliver an exciting and innovative competition.”

The AHPVSS also welcomes new teams to the competition, including an entry from from UniSA Sport itself, and local high schools. The Series is committed to promoting STEM education and encouraging young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Other highlights for the Season include:

The southern City of Mount Gambier will host Round 1 of the 2023 UniSA Australian HPV Super Series as the opening event of the year on Saturday 1 April. Ideally positioned halfway between Adelaide and Melbourne, the location offers excellent accessibility for the thousands of competitors spread across the two southern states, and provides the perfect start to the season.

After a lengthy COVID induced hiatus, Junior School teams, Category S1, will again have the opportunity to participate in the 24hr Australian International Pedal Prix at Murray Bridge in 2023.

For 2023, after the first time in four years a full Series has been run, the previous year’s seven category winners have been awarded the coveted single digit race numbers to adorn their machines, signifying their top performances.

The 2023 season promises to be a showcase of innovation, teamwork and engineering excellence. The AHPVSS invites spectators to come along and witness the excitement firsthand, as teams battle it out for the coveted title of 2023 UniSA AHPVSS champion.

For more information on the 2023 UniSA Australian Human Powered Vehicle Super Series, including event dates and locations, visit the AHPVSS website ahpvss.com.


The full calendar for the 2023 UniSA Australian Human Powered Vehicle Super Series is:

Round 1               1 April                   McNamara Park                               Mount Gambier, SA

Round 2               20 May                  The Bend Motorsport Park              Tailem Bend, SA

Round 3               17-18 June            Victoria Park                                     Adelaide, SA

Round 4               5 August               The Bend Motorsport Park               Tailem Bend, SA

Round 5               20 August             Geographe Bay                                  Busselton, WA

Round 6               16-17 September   Sturt Reserve                                    Murray Bridge, SA