2017 Launch Schedule


Flyers and spectators receive a safety briefing from
the Launch Control Officer.

2017 Launch schedule plans for 8 launch events this year

Launch dates are generally on Sunday's, but we may also combine the occasional Saturday for a two day launch.  This depends upon flyer demand and the availability of qualified members to operate the range.  The weekend following the launch weekend will be a backup weekend if a launch is cancelled due to poor weather.  Directions to the site can be found here.

April 22nd - 23rd
May 14th
June 11th
July 9th Launch Cancelled due to Weather
August 6th
September   2nd-3rd Possible 2 day event
October     7th-8th Possible 2 day event
October 28th-29th Possible 2 day event

 

Next club non launch event - AGM soon to be scheduled in early-mid March

 To fly at a Tripoli Australia event you must meet the following criteria;

    • Be a current member of Tripoli Australia or be
    • Be a current member of the Tripoli Rocketry Association

Non-members of Tripoli Australia are welcome to attend launches.  Please contact Nat Callea if you're a 1st time spectator or participant.  


Launch Location

Our Serpentine launch site is located approximately 43km from Bendigo along the Lodden Valley highway.

For those heading out of Melbourne, drive to Bendigo, and then out through Eaglehawk along the Lodden Valley highway (B260), after approximately 30 mins (if your keeping within the speed limit :-)) start looking for a bridge over "Bullock Creek" 3.5km from this bridge you will see a cluster of trees, and on your right you will see a gate, you can enter through this gate and drive to the launch site. Please approach the site slowly as we all don't want to be covered in dust, and there maybe cables across the road.

If you miss this entrance 6.5km from the creek you will see another entrance to your right, drive in through here and then right out along the track past the harvester shed, follow the road along the edge of the field until it makes a right hand turn, continue to follow this until your reach the intersection, where you will find our range head.

If you continue down the highway and your reach "Serpentine" you have gone too far!