Motorcycling is an exciting and enjoyable sport and getting involved has never been easier, you do not even have to ride.
You can enjoy motorcycling and the lifestyle it offers by: riding, racing, volunteering, coaching, organising, working, supporting and spectating.
As a sport we have created many different opportunities for women to experience the thrill of motorcycles and the lifestyle, some programs and events include: come and try, recreational rides and gatherings, coaching and development programs, rallies, corporate events, practice days, workshops, race events and many more.
Would you like to experience racing? Why would you not! Racing provides you the opportunity to have fun with your friends and family, build your fitness and continue your personal development.
We have lots of different disciplines – where you to can feel the adrenaline that we all know and love. Find out more here.
Check out our new and informative Women’s Opportunities page here for so much helpful information on many areas of the industry!
Grants and Funding, Scholarships and Programs, Coaching and becoming a Coach, Getting started with riding, Ladies Events and Workshops, Women’s Championships, Moto Careers, Awards, Becoming a Volunteer Official and much more!
Volunteering is an incredible way to get your foot in the door and build experience or just to meet wonderful like minded people while being involved in a fantastic sport. Every event requires many loyal and dedicated volunteers and officials. Volunteer and Official Roles can vary: ticket gate, track side waving flags, collecting motorcycles, administration, scrutineering motorcycles, helping in the canteen, race control, managing timing or even running the event! Volunteer for an event, you will not regret it and along the way you will make long friends while helping keep this wonderful sport alive.
Want to know more about becoming a Volunteer Official, you can find our more here.
Contact a club near you via your State Controlling Body (SCB) here.
Start slow and safe. Talk to bike groups, friends, bike shops, bike clubs. Everyone will be super happy to help and offer their thoughts and experiences.
Check out our Recreational Riding Page here for some great info on non-competitive riding.
Get some coaching! It is absolutely invaluable!
Wanna go racing? Good on you! An exciting world is before you! Speak to your local bike club to get started in racing. Check your SCB website here for a list of affiliated clubs in your state.
We can never get too much coaching! We can always improve and learn. Check your SCB website here for a list of affiliated coaches and upcoming coaching events in your state.
Have years of experience and want to give back to girls and women in the industry? Become a coach and pass on your knowledge, skill and passion plus be a much needed inspiration to other girls and ladies!
Find out more on coaching here.
Would you like to work in the motorcycle industry? There are countless roles within the industry: mechanical technician, event organiser, promoter, caterer, administrator, photographer, journalist, bookkeeper, sales, marketing, development and so much more. Keep an eye on your local job market, attend events or contact your local motorcycle dealership to see if there are any employment positions or work experience opportunities available. Start building your networks!
Jump over to our Women’s Opportunities page here for more information about getting starting in the motorcycle industry.
The MA Women’s Committee has been formed to help grow female participation across all levels of the sport. Please send us your thoughts, feedback, queries, ideas and input so it can be discussed at our next committee meeting. You never know… your input could be the magic ingredient to getting more girls and women out there with smiles from ear to ear! Email us at women @ ma.org.au. Want to know more about our committee members, you can read about them here.
Women In Motorcycling Conduct Statement
The right of every person, including girls and women to participate and work in and around our Sport in an inclusive environment free from discrimination, harassment and abuse, is embedded in the MA Member Welfare Policy (MWP).
The MWP expresses MA’s commitment to treating girls and women fairly and providing a supportive sporting and working environment. All girls and women, whether they be competitors, leisure riders, volunteer officials, crew, coaches, media or employees should be afforded equal opportunities. Everyone is responsible to ensure their actions, attitude and statements support these values.
MA recognises the significant contribution of girls and women in our Sport. MA is committed to further developing and providing opportunities to girls and women currently involved in our Sport and increasing the numbers of girls and women participating in our Sport. As part of this commitment MA has established the Women in Motorcycling Committee (WIM). WIM can be contacted via women @ ma.org.au
Any form of abuse of girls and women is not tolerated by MA and is a breach of the MWP. If any girl or woman believes she is being, or has been, mistreated by another person or organisation bound by the MWP she may make a complaint under the MA Complaints Resolution Policy. Any person or organisation found to be in breach of the MWP may be subject to disciplinary measures imposed by MA.
It is our wish for this Statement to make a positive impact on our Sport by encouraging and increasing the participation of girls and women, and that we be recognised as integral to our Sport.
If you have any feedback for the MA Women’s Committee to help improve our Sport, we welcome you to email the MA Women’s Committee at women @ ma.org.au.
Statement of Respect of All Indigenous People and Culture
We will, through our Sport, consider and respect the unique position of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australian culture and history. MA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and ride, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.
State Controlling Bodies (SCB’s)
For any queries about getting started, licensing, events, volunteering you can start by contacting your State Controlling Body.
Check out some of the fabulous and inspiring women in our sport below.
All other press enquires should go to women @ ma.org.au