RALLY READY: The Coffs Coast is set to host the WRC Rally Australia in 2016.
RALLY READY: The Coffs Coast is set to host the WRC Rally Australia in 2016. Trevor Veale

Coffs Coast hosts Rally Australia 2016

RALLY Australia has won its bid to host the final event on the Coffs Coast in 2016 after next year's World Rally Championship calendar has been announced overnight.

The popular rally event will move from it's September date in 2015 to end the championship on November 18 - 20 next year.

A high-profile gala finale in Sydney is planned for a glamorous conclusion to next years season.

Rally China will be returning to the WRC for the first time since 1999 becoming the fifth continent to join the international rally competition.

The event will run as the 10th round on September 9 - 11 based 70km from central Beijing in the Huairou district, which hosted the 1999 rally .

Not straying from tradition, the 14-round championship will begin with the Rallye Monte-Carlo in January and will feature a mix of gravel, asphalt, snow and ice action across five continents to find the world's best all-round driver.



Major retail brand coming to Coffs before Christmas

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With 57 stores nationally the retailer has identified Coffs as a growth area.