About Us

Redback Racing is a student project from the University of New South Wales, Sydney. We strive to open doors and educate students from all disciplines and drive them to take their theoretical knowledge in engineering design and analysis, and business operations to apply it to the real world in the Formula SAE-A Competition.

At Redback Racing, we champion team spirit, encourage collaborative relationships, and promote a culture of inclusiveness to learn and grow together. We take pride in the team’s commitment to the pursuit of engineering excellence as they take on the challenge of bringing their work to life.

Our mission is to equip students with knowledge and skills from beyond the classroom.

Core Values

Personal Growth
We provide an environment for our members to improve and develop on in-demand qualities by encouraging a culture involving constructive criticism and feedback delivered through effective communication.
Team Spirit
Being a part of a large project and working towards a common goal allows our team to continuously develop and maintain a strong communal bond. We are proud of the work we produce as a team.
The nature of the project often requires members to work under high-pressure time-sensitive scenarios, ultimately accelerating the development of critical problem-solving abilities.
Our members devote time and effort to see their creation come to life. We encourage them to take ownership of their goals and achievements while maintaining a healthy work-lifestyle balance.



Formula SAE (FSAE) is a student engineering design competition organised by the Society of Automotive Engineers. It provides students with the opportunity to enhance their engineering design and project management skills to prepare them for a career in industries of the future. Since the competition’s establishment in the Australasia region in 2000, it has attracted the attention of thousands of university students and industry professionals from around the world, creating unique opportunities for networking and practical experiences for all participants.

The FSAE-Australasia (FSAE-A) competition takes place annually in December. Here, student teams participate in the various static and dynamic events held across several days. Static events scrutinise teams on their knowledge of vehicle design, manufacturing costs, and overall business applications of their operation, while dynamic events test the vehicle’s performance capabilities in categories such as acceleration, agility and fuel efficiency.

By challenging students to organise themselves to design, build, test, and compete with these Formula-style cars, FSAE-A enables students to apply their theoretical knowledge from the classroom to a real-world project, promoting the innovators and leaders of tomorrow.


FS-Sydney was established with the purpose of providing Australian student teams another valuable opportunity to compete with their vehicles in a formal engineering design competition. Since 2019, it has been held annually in January. The competition competition format reflects that of FSAE-A; it features both static and dynamic events that test each teams' knowledge on core design and business fundamentals, while also testing their vehicles' performance capabilities on track.


UNSW ChallENG Program

Redback Racing is one of many student projects within the UNSW ChallENG Program. ChallENG connects students, academics and companies to exciting, real-world, project-based learning initiatives. The program has four pillars within its framework -  Vertically Integrated Projects, The Maker Games, Student Projects and Social Impact. These pillars unite undergraduate education and academic research in long-term research programs and engage students in multi-disciplinary teams with other like-minded engineers to achieve competition goals or make a difference for a community.

ChallENG website

UNSW Future Vehicles

UNSW Future Vehicles is a student-run organisation connecting on-campus student projects to design, manufacture, and compete vehicles. Future Vehicles aims to push innovation and technology in today’s world where sustainability is key. Redback Racing is one of the three student teams working towards achieving engineering perfection through the synthesis of academics, high level management and practical skills.

Future Vehicles Website