MA Frequently Asked Questions
I wish to apply for a National Licence, who should I contact?
All queries regarding National licences should be placed with the Motorcycling Australia (MA) Licensing Department on – 1800 262 678 or 03 9684 0500. You can also email them on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: NSW licensing is managed through Motorcycling New South Wales – 02 8378 0790 email@example.com
Further Information is available here.
How do I know if my helmet meets requirements?
Helmet guidelines are found in the Appendices of the MoMS (Appendix A: Protective Clothing and Equipment).
I believe there is an error in a rule. How do I apply for a rule change or rule amendment?
I am travelling overseas to compete. Who should I contact?
There is now a single process for applying for your FIM Licence and Insurance. The FIM’s Riders Insurance Scheme attaches automatically to each FIM Licence. It cannot be purchased separately. Multiple Licence holders will require a policy for each licence. To obtain an FIM Licence you will need to compete an FIM Licence application form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can contact the MA Events team on +61 3 9684 0500 or email@example.com for more information.
How do I become a Level 2 Coach?
MA usually holds Level 2 coaching courses annually and the courses may be held at the Australian Institute of Sport or capital city venues. The scheduling of these dates is based on upgrade applications received by MA from existing Level 1 Coaches.
Prerequisites for the Level 2 course are outlined in the MA Level 2 Coaching Accreditation/Renewal Licence Application form and you can advise MA of your interest to attend an upcoming Level 2 course by completing and submitting the same form.
Any queries regarding Level 2 Coaching please contact the Development Officer at MA.
For all Club Coach or Level 1 Coaching queries, please contact your SCB.
I am a level 4 official. Who should I contact with a query regarding my licence?
Any queries regarding level 4 stewards, please contact the Development Officer of Motorcycling Australia (MA). For any queries regarding officials that are level 1 to 3 please contact your SCB.
What is the connection between MA and a state controlling body?
MA is the National Governing Body for motorcycle racing and activity within Australia as recognised by Sport Australia and the sole affiliate of the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM).
MA’s core business is to develop and apply the rules and regulations of the sport and represent and protect our members.
MA is responsible for all National Championships and Series and International events that take place in Australia.
State Controlling Bodies (SCB’s) are the state governing bodies for their relevant state. SCB’s permit, promote and run State Championships and provide assistance to clubs within their region.
Further information regarding the structure of MA and SCB’s can be found here.
I want to start riding, where do I start?
- Start some research, ask experienced motorcyclists for information, join motorcycle groups and discussions
- Get an appropriate bike for you and all riding gear
- Join an MA affiliated club. Visit your SCB website for a list of clubs and find one near you
- Apply for an MA National Competition Licence. More info on licensing here
- Undertake some skills coaching. Your SCB and or Club can help you with accredited coaches
- Check with your SCB for Come and Try Days at clubs nearby that you can participate in
- Check your club website for Practice Days you can participate in
- When you feel ready, enter into your first Club Race Day and have fun!
I need a race number, how do I apply for one?
Do I have personal accident insurance cover if I participate in an event that is not affiliated to MA or a SCB?
For your safety and care please read all event Personal Accident Insurance Cover documents before participating and ensure motorcycle activity is covered and adequate medical care. For details on what your MA Licence and PA cover includes please check here.
What does my licence fee include?
The majority of your licence fee goes towards your personal injury insurance cover and the balance goes to your SCB and MA for sport administration and development.
How do I make an insurance claim after an accident?
How do I apply for media accreditation?
Create a Ridernet Profile here if you haven’t one already then apply for a Media Licence online.
More info on licences is available here.
I want to ride but not race, where can I ride?
The recreational riding space in Australia is huge and we are spoilt with choices on places to ride.
Check out our Recreational Riding page here for more information which covers Ride Parks Australia, Ride Days, Come & Try Days, Off-road Riding, Events and Rallies, Coaching, Adventure Riding and more.