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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

3.1 Licensing Requirements


3.1.1 Licensing Conditions

3.1.1.1 Aperson may only participate in a competition event if they are the holder of a competition licence as detailed in this chapter.
3.1.1.2 A person may only participate in a non-competition activity or event if they are the holder of a competition or non-competition licence detailed in this chapter.
3.1.1.3 MA may, either independently or in conjunction with other Controlling Bodies, establish and conduct training courses for competition licensees. The content of the courses must have regard to:

  1. The interests of the sport,
  2. The need for safety in all aspects of the sport,
  3. The desirability of fair and even competition between competitors having the highest possible skills at each level of competition,
  4. The graduated development of the skills of competitors.
3.1.1.4 In the event of courses being established under the above Rule, no person who has not successfully completed an appropriate course may apply for, or be issued with, a competition licence.
3.1.1.5 An applicant for a competition licence who is aggrieved by a decision of the SCB under the previous Rule may appeal to the appellate body of that SCB.
3.1.1.6 MA, or each SCB on behalf of MA, must in each year make available to every person issued with a 12 month competition licence a copy of the GCRs. This may be in digital format.
3.1.1.7 An SCB which issues a competition licence must, within one (1) month of issue, notify MAwhich must enter the information on a register of licensed competitors maintained for that purpose by MA and kept at the registered office of MA.
3.1.1.8 A competition licence, other than a 1 meeting licence, continues in force for 12 months from the date of issue except where:

  1. A renewal application is lodged less than three (3) months after the expiry date in which case the licence will continue in force for 12 months from the date the application was received by the SCB, or
  2. A renewal application is lodged more than three (3) months after the expiry date in which case it will be treated as a first time application.
3.1.1.9 A competition licensee must:

  1. Produce the licence on demand to any key official during any meeting, or
  2. If unable to produce the licence, complete a licence declaration certifying compliance with the licence requirements of these Rules and forthwith pay the prescribed non- production fee.
3.1.1.10 No person who is serving a suspension from the FIM or any FMN may be issued with a licence during that period of suspension.
3.1.1.11 Any period of licence suspension ordered by the FIM or any FMN will concurrently apply to the competitor’s MA licence.
3.1.1.12 Subject to the next Rule, an SCB may not issue a competition licence to, or renew the competition licence of, any person who has not been a resident of that SCB’s State or Territory for at least three (3) months.
3.1.1.13 An SCB may issue a competition licence to any person who is not a resident of that SCB’s State or Territory:

  1. If that person has not been the holder of a licence in any other State or Territory; or
  2. If that person, being the holder of a licence in another State or Territory, is authorised in writing by the Controlling Body of the other State or Territory to apply for a licence outside that other State or Territory, or
  3. If that person has recently arrived in Australia from another Federation and has a clearance from that Federation to apply for an MA licence.
3.1.1.14 Any competition licensee whose licence is lost or destroyed may apply to an SCB for the issue of a replacement. The SCB may charge the prescribed replacement fee to replace the licence.

3.1.2 LICENCE TYPES AND ACTIVITY ELIGIBILITY

Licence Type

Age

Status

Practice Coaching Recreation

Club

Inter- Club

National

b) Junior National† 7-Under 16 Competition
c) Junior Restricted National†* (“Fast 50’s”, Mini Moto, Trials) 7-Under 16 Competition
e) Senior National 16 & Over Competition
f) Senior Restricted National* (“Fast 50’s”, Mini Moto, Trials) 16 & Over Competition
g) One Meeting 7 & Over Competition x
h) Senior One Meeting National^ (Classic/Historic,Masters/Veteran & Women) 16 & Over Competition x x x
i) Mini♠ 4-Under 16 Non- Competition♠
j) Single Recreational Activity 4 & Over Non- Competition x x x
k) Recreational 16 & Over Non- Competition x x x

NOTE 1: In table 3.1.2: √ means eligible, X means ineligible. The rules below explain the other symbols in the table.

NOTE 2: Normal competition rules apply for all practise on all MA licensed tracks.

3.1.2.1 † Junior Competition (National Competition and Restricted National) licences can only be held by riders aged 7 to under 16.
3.1.2.2 *Restricted National Licence will be subject to the following conditions.

  1. The licence will be available for both junior and senior competitors.
  2. The licence will apply to the following categories:
    1. Fast 50’s,
    2. Minimoto,
    3. Trials
  3. Licencing requirements are as GCR 3.2, 3.3 and 3.4.
3.1.2.3 ♠ Club, Inter-Club and National meetings can hold non-competitive activities specifically for Mini licence holders using 50cc Demo machines (4-Under 9). This licence can also be used for Minikhana activities (4-Under 16), and non-competitive events.
3.1.2.4 ^ Senior One Meeting National Licence is subject to the following conditions:

  1. Licence will be available to all applicants 16 years and older,
  2. Current club membership is required,
  3. No competency test is required if the applicant can prove that they have held an annual competition licence within the previous 10 years,
  4. Applicants who have never held a competition licence, or who have not held a licence within the previous 10 years must undertake a competency test, and apply for the licence via the event Race Secretary at least 21 days prior to the race meeting in which they wish to compete. The competency assessment may be undertaken at the meeting in which the participant intends to compete.
  5. This licence category will only be available to:
    1. Participants in national classic/ historic events,
    2. Competitors using modern machines at a national event specifically for Veteran and/or Masters riders. The minimum age to classify a Veteran or Masters competitor for this category is 35 years,
    3. Women competing in National and State Championships.
3.1.2.5 No competition licensee may compete in any competition above the level endorsed on that person’s licence.
3.1.2.6 To be eligible for a competition licence a rider must be an Australian Citizen or be a permanent resident eligible for Medicare, or have a clearance from their FMN.
3.1.2.7 A competition licensee from any country in which there is an FMN recognised by the FIM:

  1. May compete in Australia as if that person where a competition licencee under these Rules, but
  2. Must compete at the level, or its nearest equivalent, endorsed on that person’s licence, and
  3. May not compete unless and until that person satisfies the Steward of a meeting in which that person seeks to participate that that person is appropriately insured and is authorised by that FMN.
3.1.2.8 No person other than a licencee competing under the previous Rule may be issued with a competition licence unless that person is a member of a Club. This rule does not apply to applicants for a Recreational and Single Use Recreational Licence.
3.1.2.9 MA, or an SCB on behalf of MA, may issue a competition licence to any person. The form of a competition licence will be as prescribed in by-laws.
3.1.2.10 MA may issue international licences on behalf of FIM to holders of a current national licence with insurance to FIM standard.

3.1 Licensing Requirements


3.1.1 Licensing Conditions

3.1.1.1 Aperson may only participate in a competition event if they are the holder of a competition licence as detailed in this chapter.
3.1.1.2 A person may only participate in a non-competition activity or event if they are the holder of a competition or non-competition licence detailed in this chapter.
3.1.1.3 MA may, either independently or in conjunction with other Controlling Bodies, establish and conduct training courses for competition licensees. The content of the courses must have regard to:

  1. The interests of the sport,
  2. The need for safety in all aspects of the sport,
  3. The desirability of fair and even competition between competitors having the highest possible skills at each level of competition,
  4. The graduated development of the skills of competitors.
3.1.1.4 In the event of courses being established under the above Rule, no person who has not successfully completed an appropriate course may apply for, or be issued with, a competition licence.
3.1.1.5 An applicant for a competition licence who is aggrieved by a decision of the SCB under the previous Rule may appeal to the appellate body of that SCB.
3.1.1.6 MA, or each SCB on behalf of MA, must in each year make available to every person issued with a 12 month competition licence a copy of the GCRs. This may be in digital format.
3.1.1.7 An SCB which issues a competition licence must, within one (1) month of issue, notify MAwhich must enter the information on a register of licensed competitors maintained for that purpose by MA and kept at the registered office of MA.
3.1.1.8 A competition licence, other than a 1 meeting licence, continues in force for 12 months from the date of issue except where:

  1. A renewal application is lodged less than three (3) months after the expiry date in which case the licence will continue in force for 12 months from the date the application was received by the SCB, or
  2. A renewal application is lodged more than three (3) months after the expiry date in which case it will be treated as a first time application.
3.1.1.9 A competition licensee must:

  1. Produce the licence on demand to any key official during any meeting, or
  2. If unable to produce the licence, complete a licence declaration certifying compliance with the licence requirements of these Rules and forthwith pay the prescribed non- production fee.
3.1.1.10 No person who is serving a suspension from the FIM or any FMN may be issued with a licence during that period of suspension.
3.1.1.11 Any period of licence suspension ordered by the FIM or any FMN will concurrently apply to the competitor’s MA licence.
3.1.1.12 Subject to the next Rule, an SCB may not issue a competition licence to, or renew the competition licence of, any person who has not been a resident of that SCB’s State or Territory for at least three (3) months.
3.1.1.13 An SCB may issue a competition licence to any person who is not a resident of that SCB’s State or Territory:

  1. If that person has not been the holder of a licence in any other State or Territory; or
  2. If that person, being the holder of a licence in another State or Territory, is authorised in writing by the Controlling Body of the other State or Territory to apply for a licence outside that other State or Territory, or
  3. If that person has recently arrived in Australia from another Federation and has a clearance from that Federation to apply for an MA licence.
3.1.1.14 Any competition licensee whose licence is lost or destroyed may apply to an SCB for the issue of a replacement. The SCB may charge the prescribed replacement fee to replace the licence.

3.1.2 LICENCE TYPES AND ACTIVITY ELIGIBILITY

Licence Type

Age

Status

Practice Coaching Recreation

Club

Inter- Club

National

b) Junior National† 7-Under 16 Competition
c) Junior Restricted National†* (“Fast 50’s”, Mini Moto, Trials) 7-Under 16 Competition
e) Senior National 16 & Over Competition
f) Senior Restricted National* (“Fast 50’s”, Mini Moto, Trials) 16 & Over Competition
g) One Meeting 7 & Over Competition x
h) Senior One Meeting National^ (Classic/Historic,Masters/Veteran & Women) 16 & Over Competition x x x
i) Mini♠ 4-Under 16 Non- Competition♠
j) Single Recreational Activity 4 & Over Non- Competition x x x
k) Recreational 16 & Over Non- Competition x x x

NOTE 1: In table 3.1.2: √ means eligible, X means ineligible. The rules below explain the other symbols in the table.

NOTE 2: Normal competition rules apply for all practise on all MA licensed tracks.

3.1.2.1 † Junior Competition (National Competition and Restricted National) licences can only be held by riders aged 7 to under 16.
3.1.2.2 *Restricted National Licence will be subject to the following conditions.

  1. The licence will be available for both junior and senior competitors.
  2. The licence will apply to the following categories:
    1. Fast 50’s,
    2. Minimoto,
    3. Trials
  3. Licencing requirements are as GCR 3.2, 3.3 and 3.4.
3.1.2.3 ♠ Club, Inter-Club and National meetings can hold non-competitive activities specifically for Mini licence holders using 50cc Demo machines (4-Under 9). This licence can also be used for Minikhana activities (4-Under 16), and non-competitive events.
3.1.2.4 ^ Senior One Meeting National Licence is subject to the following conditions:

  1. Licence will be available to all applicants 16 years and older,
  2. Current club membership is required,
  3. No competency test is required if the applicant can prove that they have held an annual competition licence within the previous 10 years,
  4. Applicants who have never held a competition licence, or who have not held a licence within the previous 10 years must undertake a competency test, and apply for the licence via the event Race Secretary at least 21 days prior to the race meeting in which they wish to compete. The competency assessment may be undertaken at the meeting in which the participant intends to compete.
  5. This licence category will only be available to:
    1. Participants in national classic/ historic events,
    2. Competitors using modern machines at a national event specifically for Veteran and/or Masters riders. The minimum age to classify a Veteran or Masters competitor for this category is 35 years,
    3. Women competing in National and State Championships.
3.1.2.5 No competition licensee may compete in any competition above the level endorsed on that person’s licence.
3.1.2.6 To be eligible for a competition licence a rider must be an Australian Citizen or be a permanent resident eligible for Medicare, or have a clearance from their FMN.
3.1.2.7 A competition licensee from any country in which there is an FMN recognised by the FIM:

  1. May compete in Australia as if that person where a competition licencee under these Rules, but
  2. Must compete at the level, or its nearest equivalent, endorsed on that person’s licence, and
  3. May not compete unless and until that person satisfies the Steward of a meeting in which that person seeks to participate that that person is appropriately insured and is authorised by that FMN.
3.1.2.8 No person other than a licencee competing under the previous Rule may be issued with a competition licence unless that person is a member of a Club. This rule does not apply to applicants for a Recreational and Single Use Recreational Licence.
3.1.2.9 MA, or an SCB on behalf of MA, may issue a competition licence to any person. The form of a competition licence will be as prescribed in by-laws.
3.1.2.10 MA may issue international licences on behalf of FIM to holders of a current national licence with insurance to FIM standard.