Motorcycling Australia (MA) is the governing body of motorcycle sport in Australia. Our core business is to promote all facets of motorcycle activity and develop and apply the rules and regulations of the sport. We are also responsible for all Australian Championships and Series’.
MA operates within the framework of Local, State and Commonwealth Government legislation and regulations and is affiliated with the international governing body for motorcycle sport, Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM).
MA is a Federation with seven voting members, comprised of State Controlling Bodies (SCB's) from all States and Territories except for the Australian Capital Territory.
MA is a not-for-profit organisation and monies received are channeled back into the development of motorcycle sport across the country. The majority of our roles and responsibilities in motorcycle sport are filled by volunteers, and without that volunteer support, our sport would not exist. Along with the SCBs, MA conducts courses in officiating and coaching and has support services to assist volunteer development.
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Other than the provision of a sporting motorcycle landscape, MA’s aim is to engage with the whole motorcycle community through:
This approach has seen a rise in MA membership to more than 27,000 and more than 400 affiliated clubs, making MA one of the largest motorcycling organisations in Australia, and the only one to have a professional staff and offices in every State and in the Northern Territory.
MA's constitution sets out the objects of the company and the role of MA in relation to both the international sporting authority (FIM) and the state controlling bodies within Australia. The objects of MA are as follows:
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OBJECTS OF MOTORCYCLING AUSTRALIA
The Company is established solely to:
(a) adopt and exercise the Sporting Power as the national federation for motorcycling in Australia and act as the sole Australian affiliated member of the Federation Internationale Motorcyclisme or its successor or assign (FIM) in accordance with the Statutes and Regulations;
(b) regulate, encourage, administer, promote, advance and manage motorcycling in Australia through competition and commercial means;
(c) ensure that all motorcycling in Australia is carried on in a manner, which secures and enhances the safety of participants, officials, referees, spectators and the public and which allows the sport to be competitive and fair;
(d) adopt, formulate, issue, interpret, implement and amend from time to time General Competition Rules including regulations and appendices (GCR) and such other regulations as are necessary for the control and conduct of motorcycling in Australia;
(e) develop, manage and control the sport of motorcycling in Australia in accordance with and having regard to the Statutes and Regulations of FIM and the GCR, By-Laws and Standing Orders of the Company;
(f) allot and control the conduct of National Competitions, Australian Championships, other Australian titled events, National and international records and international and interstate events;
(g) maintain a record of the winners of Australian Championships;
(h) maintain a register of holders of Australian records;
(i) issue or approve licences and permits and rider clearances in accordance with the rules and regulations of the FIM and the GCR;
(j) determine, arrange and publish an annual Australian motorcycling calendar of events;
(k) establish and maintain an Australian motorcycling judicial system in accordance with the GCR so as to facilitate the resolution of disputes involving any Member of the Company or any other person in any way associated with the sport of motorcycling in Australia;
(l) co-operate in securing legislation governing the use of motorcycles and the administration of such legislation and in all things to foster and develop motorcycling in Australia;
(m) pursue through itself or other such entity commercial arrangements, including sponsorship and marketing, opportunities as are appropriate to further these Objects;
(n) protect, develop and exploit the Intellectual Property;
(o) formulate or adopt and implement appropriate policies, including policies in relation to sexual harassment, equal opportunity, equity, drugs in sport, health, safety, infectious diseases and such other matters as arise from time to time as issues to be addressed in motorcycling;
(p) do all that is reasonably necessary to enable these Objects to be achieved and to enable the Members to receive the benefits which these Objects are intended to achieve;
(q) co-operate or join with or support any association, organisation, society, which advance motorcycling in Australia;
(r) have regard to the public interest in its operations; and
(s) undertake and or do all such things or activities as are necessary, incidental or conducive to the advancement of these Objects