Less than 24 hours after arriving in the country, Alice Chandler was at the biggest event on the Bathurst calendar on Sunday.
She touched down in Sydney on Saturday night, before taking the train to Bathurst on Sunday morning, being greeted at the station by mayor Graeme Hanger.
“I was awake for about 32 hours but I maybe got about six hours sleep on the flights,” she said.
“So it was a bit chaotic.”
She’s in town for the next three weeks because of a friendship between her Gloucestershire town of Cirencester and Bathurst.
Bathurst Regional Council approached the Cirencester Town Council in 2015, with a view to forming a friendship.
Cirencester businesses have shown their support for the friendship initiative by agreeing to sponsor it and some of this fund has been used to send Ms Chandler to Bathurst as part of an educational opportunity.
She will be expected to gain information that will help support next year’s lucky candidate as the plan is to send someone every year.
On Sunday, it wasn’t the first time Ms Chandler’s been to a motor sport event.
“I’ve done Silverstone MotoGP, but this is very different,” she said.
“This is very intense and loud but really good.”
While she’s in Bathurst she’ll spend time working with the Bathurst Youth Council, Bathurst Business Chamber and go with Cr Hanger to jobs.
But she also plans to go sight seeing, to the Blue Mountains especially, as well as go sky-diving.
Cirencester is located roughly 150 kilometres west of London and, as of 2011, has a population of 19,076.
It was once the site of Roman settlement called Corinium Dobunnorum in the mid-70s AD.