Rules are sometimes created, amended or deleted to make the competition easier or fairer, or to reflect new technology or equipment that has become available.
Sometimes Rules are amended so that their meaning is made clearer.
The following describes the process involved in the creation, amendment and deletion of Rules.
Rule Change Process
Rule Change Requests for the Manual of Motorcycling Sport (MoMS) – Must be Submitted by 15th of March annually
Submissions for alterations, deletions or additions to the next annual MOMS must be submitted by the 15th of March each year i.e. for the 2025 MoMS Rule Change Requests must be submitted by the 15th of March 2024.
You can still submit a Rule Change Request post the 15th of March, however unless this is deemed urgent by the relevant Commission and/or the Rules and Technical Committee, this will not be considered for the following year. i.e. Rule Change Requests submitted on the 20th March 2024 will not be considered for the 2025 MoMS, but considered for the 2026 MoMS.
Immediate Rule Changes
In the event a rule requires an immediate amendment, stakeholders will be notified of the change, via a Bulletin/Press Release and a Rule Change Information Bulletin, which will be submitted to all State Controlling Bodies (SCB’s) to disseminate to affiliated clubs.
All Bulletins will be made available here.
Commission Meeting Minutes Feedback–Must be Submitted by 15th of July annually
The Commissions will review all Rule Change Requests at the Joint Commission Meeting, which is held in April each year. Commission Minutes are posted online in May of each year, for SCB’s and stakeholders to view and submit feedback.
You can view the Commission Minutes here.
Rules and Technical Committee Meeting
Comments concerning the Commission Minutes will be reviewed by MA staff to determine the correct wording of the proposed rule. This will then be provided to the Rules and Technical Committee at the Rules and Technical Committee Meeting, held in August each year. The Committee will determine if the new rule or rule change will be approved or rejected.
If accepted, the rule will appear in bold in the in the following annual MoMS. Any rules which have been deleted will appear crossed out in the following annual MoMS.
Please contact the Rule and Technical (Admin) Coordinator on the undersigned details should you have any queries:
Rule and Technical (Admin) Coordinator
Tel (Direct): (03) 9684 0512