Sunswift Solar Racing Team

Sunswift Solar Racing Team

The UNSW Solar Racing Team – Sunswift, is Australia's top solar car team. The team designs and builds solar-powered cars to race in the biennial World Solar Challenge – a 3000km race from Darwin to Adelaide with competitors from across the globe. The project is entirely student-run and not-for-profit, and has been operating since 1996. In that time, Sunswift has produced five solar cars and has established an enviable track record, winning many prizes and breaking numerous world records.


Sunswift consists of a variety of motivated students from a variety of backgrounds including: electrical and mechanical engineering, and computer science; renewable energy and photovoltaic engineering; commerce, arts, and industrial design.

How to get involved

Application is via email. The program accepts any undergraduate students from all schools or faculties.


  • Chief Technical Team Leader
  • Deputy Project Team Leader
  • Project Team Leader
  • Technical Team Leader
  • Team Leader
  • Team Member


All team members complete a safety induction and then receive relevant training depending on which team of Sunswift they enter.


Across the year, no specific time commitment required.


Availability of activity

All year round

Type of activity


Provider of activity

UNSW Engineering

Interest area

Sport, outdoor & physical activities

Skills required and/or developed

Entrepreneurship, Event & project management, Interpersonal & communication, Problem solving & practical skills, Team work & networking

Contacts and more information


UNSW Engineering


Team Leader: Simba Kuestler




02 9385 0812

For more information about co-curricular activities see UNSW Advantage.