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  1. Introduction
  2. MA Structure
  3. General Competition Rules And Making Rule Changes
  4. Jurisdiction s
    1. 1.1 Definitions
    2. 1.2 Purpose of Rules
    3. 1.3 Repeal of Current Gcrs
    4. 1.4 by Laws
  5. Administration s
    1. 2.1 The Controlling Bodies
    2. 2.2 Sports Development Levy
    3. 2.3 Sports Development Account
    4. 2.4 Officials
  6. Licensing s
    1. 3.1 Licensing Requirements
    2. 3.2 Licensing General
    3. 3.3 Licensing Seniors
    4. 3.4 Licensing Juniors
    5. 3.5 Licensing Entrants
    6. 3.6 Licensing Speedway Mechanics
    7. 3.7 Licence Issuing And Renewals
    8. 3.8 Junior Coaching Program
  7. Competitions s
    1. 4.1 Venues
    2. 4.2 The Promotion And Conduct of Competitions
    3. 4.3 MA Events
    4. 4.4 Protocols
  8. Alternative Forms of Competition s
    1. 5.1 Alternative Activities
    2. 5.2 Venues Alternative Activities
    3. 5.3 Permits : Alternative Activities
    4. 5.4 Supplementary Regulations Alternative Activities
    5. 5.5 Licensing of Competitors Alternative Activities
    6. 5.6 Technical Specifications Alternative Activities
  9. Recreational Motorcycle Activity s
    1. 6.1 Purpose
    2. 6.2 Recreational Activities
    3. 6.3 Controlling Bodies Recreational Activities
    4. 6.4 Officials Recreational Activities
    5. 6.5 Venues Recreational Activities
    6. 6.6 The Promotion And Conduct of Recreational Activity
    7. 6.7 Permits Recreational Activities
    8. 6.8 Entries
    9. 6.9 Licensing of Participants
  10. Offences Protests And Appeals s
    1. 7.1 Offences
    2. 7.2 Protests
    3. 7.3 Appellate Bodies
    4. 7.4 Appeals
  11. Judicial Committee Guidelines s
    1. 8.1 MA Hearing Guidelines
  12. National Personal Accident Insurance s
    1. 12.1 Summary of Policy Coverage
    2. 12.2 Capital Benefits
    3. 12.3 Weekly Benefits
    4. 12.4 Definitions
  13. Road Racing s
    1. SECTION 13 A: AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    2. SECTION 13 B: COMPETITION CLASSES
    3. SECTION 13C: COMPETITION RULES
    4. SECTION 13 D: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
    5. SECTION 13 E: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS: SOLO CLASSES
    6. SECTION 13 F: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS: SIDECARS
    7. SECTION 13 G: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS: JUNIOR CLASSES
    8. SECTION 13 H: MINIMOTO
  14. Historic Road Racing s
    1. SECTION 14 A: AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    2. SECTION 14 B: COMPETITION CLASSES
    3. SECTION 14 C: COMPETITION RULES
    4. SECTION 14 D: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS: GENERAL
    5. SECTION 14E: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS: PERIOD
  15. Motocross And Supercross s
    1. SECTION 15 A: AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    2. SECTION 15 B: COMPETITION CLASSES
    3. SECTION 15 C: COMPETITION RULES
    4. SECTION 15 D: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
  16. Classic Motocross And Dirt Track s
    1. SECTION 16 A: AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    2. Section 16 B Competition Classes
    3. SECTION 16 C: COMPETITION RULES
    4. SECTION 16 D TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
  17. Enduro And Reliability Trials s
    1. SECTION 17A: AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    2. SECTION 17B: COMPETITION CLASSES
    3. SECTION 17C: COMPETITION RULES
    4. SECTION 17D: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
    5. SECTION 17E: AUSTRALIAN FOUR-DAY ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIPS
  18. ATV s
    1. SECTION 18A: AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    2. SECTION 18B: COMPETITION CLASSES
    3. SECTION 18C: COMPETITION RULES
    4. SECTION 18D: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
  19. Speedway s
    1. SECTION 19A: AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    2. SECTION 19B: AUSTRALIAN SPEEDWAY CHAMPIONSHIP
    3. SECTION 19C: AUSTRALIAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
    4. SECTION 19D: COMPETITION RULES
    5. SECTION 19E: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
  20. Dirt Track s
    1. SECTION 20A: AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    2. SECTION 20B: COMPETITION CLASSES
    3. SECTION 20C: COMPETITION RULES
    4. SECTION 20D: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
  21. Track s
    1. SECTION 21A: AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    2. SECTION 21B: COMPETITION CLASSES
    3. SECTION 21C: COMPETITION RULES
    4. SECTION 21D: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
  22. Supermoto s
    1. SECTION 22A: AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    2. SECTION 22B: COMPETITION CLASSES
    3. Section 22c Competition Rules
    4. SECTION 22D: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
  23. Trial s
    1. SECTION 23A: AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP
    2. SECTION 23B: COMPETITION CLASSES
    3. SECTION 23C: COMPETITION RULES
    4. SECTION 23D: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
    5. SECTION 23E: CLASS TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
  24. Minikhana s
    1. SECTION 24A: MINIKHANA CLASSES
    2. SECTION 24B: COMPETITION RULES
    3. SECTION 24C: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
    4. SECTION 24D: MINIKHANA COURSES
  25. Policies s
    1. 25.1 Member Protection Policy
    2. 25.2 Anti-doping Policy
    3. 25.3 Anti Match-fixing Policy
    4. 25.4 Privacy Regulation
    5. 25.5 Occupational Health and Safety Policy
    6. 25.6 Environmental Sustainability Policy
    7. 25.7 National Team Selection Policy

Rules

History


A SHORT HISTORY OF MOTORCYCLING AUSTRALIA

In 1928, the Auto Cycle Council of Australia (ACCA) was formed to represent the interests of motorcycle clubs and State associations at a National level. The ACCA would eventually become Motorcycling Australia, the representative body for motorcycle racing in Australiahistory.

Organised motorcycle sport was established many years before the ACCA. Speedway racing was the first form of motorcycle competition to be organized as a professional sport.

John Hoskins has been credited with presenting Speedway to the world, when he conducted the first meetings at the West Maitland Showgrounds (NSW) in 1923. His efforts laid the foundation for future Australian successes in World Championships.

ACCA held biennial National conferences until 1972, when they became annual affairs. Delegates from each State Controlling Body (SCB) participated at the conferences. These high-level gatherings had the primary purpose of updating the General Competition Rules (GCRs) and determining future directions of the sport.

In 1975, ACCA moved to International recognition by affiliating with the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM).

By the 1980s, motorcycle sport was no longer an amateur business and it was becoming unfeasible to operate in the traditional way. In 1989, the ACCA established a permanent office in Melbourne, staffed by a full-time administrator and assistant. By 1991, a new full-time National Executive Director was appointed, replacing the administrator. It was clear that the organisation had to change with the times and provide the professionalism demanded by modern sport.

Subsequently, in late 1992, the name Motorcycling Australia replaced ACCA to reflect a more modern and progressive image, and to ensure easy identification with motorcycling sport. A new logo was introduced at the same time, to match the improved image.

A full-time National Development Officer was appointed in early 1993, reflecting the growth of the sport and the organisation’s commitment to support and encourage that growth. At the 1993 annual conference, there was an overwhelming vote in favour of change for the long-term benefit of the sport, including plans for restructuring the organisation.

The following year, at the Annual conference, the Council approved a restructuring of the organisation. National Commissions were established and Commissioners appointed for each branch of the sport. Each Commission was responsible for rule changes and the national development of its discipline. Special sub-committees, responsible for the business aspect of the sport, were also established. In 1998, the Northern Territory was formally admitted as a member.

At the 2000 Annual conference in Hobart, a new constitution was adopted which empowered an independent Board of Directors. Councillors were reduced to one from each State.

Motorcycling Australia established its own Public Liability insurance arm, Motorcycling Australia Insurance Limited (MAIL) in 2003 to free the sport from the volatility of the public insurance market.

Today, the organisation has in excess of 21,000 competitors, more than 350 affiliated clubs, and over 3000 registered officials. Motorcycling Australia will continue to serve its members and the motorcycle sport community, to ensure the healthy future of motorcycle sport.

History


A SHORT HISTORY OF MOTORCYCLING AUSTRALIA

In 1928, the Auto Cycle Council of Australia (ACCA) was formed to represent the interests of motorcycle clubs and State associations at a National level. The ACCA would eventually become Motorcycling Australia, the representative body for motorcycle racing in Australiahistory.

Organised motorcycle sport was established many years before the ACCA. Speedway racing was the first form of motorcycle competition to be organized as a professional sport.

John Hoskins has been credited with presenting Speedway to the world, when he conducted the first meetings at the West Maitland Showgrounds (NSW) in 1923. His efforts laid the foundation for future Australian successes in World Championships.

ACCA held biennial National conferences until 1972, when they became annual affairs. Delegates from each State Controlling Body (SCB) participated at the conferences. These high-level gatherings had the primary purpose of updating the General Competition Rules (GCRs) and determining future directions of the sport.

In 1975, ACCA moved to International recognition by affiliating with the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM).

By the 1980s, motorcycle sport was no longer an amateur business and it was becoming unfeasible to operate in the traditional way. In 1989, the ACCA established a permanent office in Melbourne, staffed by a full-time administrator and assistant. By 1991, a new full-time National Executive Director was appointed, replacing the administrator. It was clear that the organisation had to change with the times and provide the professionalism demanded by modern sport.

Subsequently, in late 1992, the name Motorcycling Australia replaced ACCA to reflect a more modern and progressive image, and to ensure easy identification with motorcycling sport. A new logo was introduced at the same time, to match the improved image.

A full-time National Development Officer was appointed in early 1993, reflecting the growth of the sport and the organisation’s commitment to support and encourage that growth. At the 1993 annual conference, there was an overwhelming vote in favour of change for the long-term benefit of the sport, including plans for restructuring the organisation.

The following year, at the Annual conference, the Council approved a restructuring of the organisation. National Commissions were established and Commissioners appointed for each branch of the sport. Each Commission was responsible for rule changes and the national development of its discipline. Special sub-committees, responsible for the business aspect of the sport, were also established. In 1998, the Northern Territory was formally admitted as a member.

At the 2000 Annual conference in Hobart, a new constitution was adopted which empowered an independent Board of Directors. Councillors were reduced to one from each State.

Motorcycling Australia established its own Public Liability insurance arm, Motorcycling Australia Insurance Limited (MAIL) in 2003 to free the sport from the volatility of the public insurance market.

Today, the organisation has in excess of 21,000 competitors, more than 350 affiliated clubs, and over 3000 registered officials. Motorcycling Australia will continue to serve its members and the motorcycle sport community, to ensure the healthy future of motorcycle sport.