About Motorcycling Australia
Motorcycling Australia (MA) is one of Australia’s largest rider organisations, with more than 26,000 members. For more than 80 years, it has been the governing body of motorcycle sport in Australia. Since 2005, MA has accepted non-racing motorcyclists to its membership in the Riders' Division.
MA is the sole Australian affiliate of the international governing body for motorcycling, Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), based in Geneva, Switzerland, and is the only motorcycle organisation with representative offices in every Australian State and Territory (except the ACT).
Australia has a long and proud history of success in motorcycle sport and whether you take up the sport as a hobby or as a competitor, we hope you enjoy every minute of it.
Motorcycle sport is spectacular and great fun. You can make a career as a professional rider or just be an everyday racer who competes at club or state level. You decide just how serious you wish to make it or how fast you want to go.
Motorcycling Australia’s Relationship with the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix
Australia has hosted an FIM Motorcycle Grand Prix event since 1989 with 13 of the 20 events that have been run in this country taking place at Phillip Island in Victoria.
Motorcycling Australia has formed a great relationship with both Phillip Island Operations and the Australian Grand Prix Corporation throughout this time, and work together on many logistical issues throughout the lead-up to and duration of the event.
One of the key areas that is covered is the recruitment and appointment of volunteers and officials – both groups of which play a fundamental part in the successful running of the event, and indeed of all competitive motorcycling activity across the country.
MA recognises the important roles played by these groups as we continue to improve and develop the sport moving forward.
Getting Involved in Motorcycle Sport
Whether you are a pro competing in an Australian Championship, or a beginner who wants to get into riding at club level, there are plenty of opportunities to get out onto a bike.
There are different levels of competition for the beginner to the expert, and this competition comes in the following forms:
- Closed to club competition: A competition exclusively for the registered financial members of that club. A club licence or one-meeting licence is a minimum requirement.
- Interclub competition: A competition conducted between clubs. The number of clubs will depend upon any special conditions laid down by the State Controlling Body (SCB) prior to granting the permit. A club licence or one-meeting licence is a minimum requirement.
- National competition: A competition which is open to holders of a current national competition licence. A national licence is required.
International competition: A competition sanctioned by the FIM, the international controlling body of motorcycle sport. It is open to riders who are holders of a current FIM international licence or national licence. FIM licences may be "annual" or "one event" and you require them when you travel overseas to compete.
So the question still remains… how do you get started??
The first thing to do in order to begin is to join a club. Most clubs accommodate a number of activities, although some specialise in one discipline. It certainly pays to visit the clubs that interest you and find out about them before you join. For a full list and descriptions of each motorcycle discipline, please refer to the section below titled “Motorcycle Disciplines”.
For a list of affiliated clubs, visit http://www.ma.org.au/, or contact your local state office for more information:
- Motorcycling New South Wales – (02) 9635 9177
- Motorcycling Queensland – (07) 3281 2255
- Motorcycling South Australia - (08) 8332 9000
- Motorcycling Tasmania – (03) 6426 1988
- Motorcycling Victoria - (03) 9403 0600
- Motorcycling Western Australia – (08) 9371 5333
- Motorcycling Australia Northern Territory – (08) 8983 2200
Juniors (aged 7 to under 16)
To ensure the safety of junior riders, MA has created a new Junior Coaching Program for all riders aged 7 to under 16. There's a process to make sure you are able to ride safely and that you know the rules of racing. Click Here for more details.
Click Here for more information on Motorcycling Disciplines.