You donít need a competition licence to be a member of a Club, but you will need one if you wish to participate as a rider or sidecar passenger in any competition.
Once you have joined a club the club secretary can supply you with an application form and explain what you need to do to get a licence. Licence costs will vary from state to state.
It is a very good idea to check if your medical insurance covers you for the cost of ambulance transport. If not, join an ambulance scheme as the cost of ambulance transportation is very expensive. Remember motorcycle sport can be dangerous and although we stress safety you may one day need the services of an ambulance.
It also is recommended that you check all your insurance policies to ensure that you are covered for racing your motorcycle rather than just riding it in a paddock or on the road.
MA has a policy which covers licence holders for death and permanent disability. It does not cover weekly benefits for sickness or accidents. Juniors are eligible to have their student tutorial costs paid to a maximum of $250/week in the event they are injured and cannot attend school. Parents may also be eligible be for an inconvenience allowance of $15/day.
There are a number of accident policies available to cover racing situations. It is recommended that you investigate insurance cover which will protect you from the loss of your earnings if you are injured.
State Controlling Bodies are required to satisfy themselves that first time licence applicants are capable of competently controlling a motorcycle before they issue a licence. This can be in the form of any one of the following:
First time licence applicants must satisfy the SCB that they have a basic knowledge of the rules relating to competition and competition protocol. Your knowledge will be tested in the form of a questionnaire based on this information.
See your club secretary to obtain a licence application form which must be forwarded to your SCB once fully completed. You will need to include the following items with your form:
If you are under the legal age your application must also be accompanied by the written authorisation of at least one of your parents or your legal guardian.
ENSURE THAT YOUR FORM IS FILLED IN CORRECTLY AND SIGNED BY YOUR CLUB SECRETARY
As a beginner you are likely to obtain either of the following two categories of licence. These licences are offered at both junior and senior level.
As your riding skills improve you are able to upgrade your licence to allow you to compete at a higher level.
COMPETITION LICENSEES CANNOT COMPETE AT A HIGHER LEVEL THAN THAT ENDORSED ON THEIR LICENCE
Your licence is valid for 12 months from the date of issue. Please take notice of the expiry dates on both your licence and club membership and renew accordingly when due.
YOU MUST BE ISSUED WITH A LICENCE BEFORE YOU ENTER AN EVENT
You must take your licence with you to any race meeting at which you compete as an official will ask you to produce it. If you forget your licence you may not be able to race!