Getting Started in Motorcycle Sport

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 a fun, safe and enjoyable activity and getting involved is easy. You can make a career as a professional rider or just be an everyday racer who competes at Club or State level.

There are different levels of competition and events to cater for everyone - you can decide just how serious you wish to make it or how fast you want to.

Are you interested in racing, or leisure (non-competition) riding?

  • If you are interested in getting involved with the competitive side of motorcycle sport (racing), then you are in the right place - please continue reading down the page.
  • If you are looking for information about riding for leisure (non-competition), please visit the Riders' Division section of the site.

Are you aged 16 and over?

The first thing to do, once you have selected the discipline you wish to participate in, is to join a club. Contact your State Controlling Body (SCB) for a list of affiliated clubs, their location, as well as the aims and goals of the clubs, the type of competition they promote and their social aspects.

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.

Once you have joined an affiliated motorcycle club you will then need to obtain a Licence Application Form, which is available from your club or SCB.

More information can be found in MA's 'Getting Started in Motorcycle Sport' booklet, which provides a guide for obtaining your first Senior competition licence.

Are you a Junior (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.

The program requires you to undertake a minimum of five hours of coaching by an accredited Motorcycle Sport Coach, and exists to ensure you are able to ride safely and that you know the rules of racing.

Are you interested in getting involved as an Official?

There are many ways to get involved with Motorcycle Sport as an Official. Find out more here.

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