How do I Get Started?
The first thing to do, once you have selected the discipline you wish to participate in, is to join a club.
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 learned the basics and feel your competency level is adequate you can take the next step and upgrade your equipment. Many clubs have a qualified coach as a member who can advise you when the time is right to proceed to the next level.
First Time Applicant?
State Controlling Bodies like Motorcycling NSW 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:
Holder of a current road motorcycling licence.
Attendance at an accredited Training Course run by a State Government Authority.
Attendance at an SCB Accredited Training School.
Attendance at a course conducted by a MA accredited coach.Endorsement by an official authorised by the club.
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:
Proof of your age e.g. a copy of your birth certificate.
Proof that you have passed the appropriate test as listed in the previous paragraph.
The prescribed licence fee.
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
Download the Starting Out Booklet - CLICK HERE
Download the Theory Test - CLICK HERE
How do I get a Licence?
You don’t need a competition licence to be a member of a Club, but you will need one if you wish to participate as a rider 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.
If you have medical insurance, make sure that it covers you for the cost of ambulance transport. If not, you must 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.
Senior National Licence (SNA)
A Senior National Licence allows you to compete in any competition permitted by Motorcycling Australia or your State Governing Body.
A Senior is classed as a person who is over the age of 16 years.
To obtain this licence for the first time you must complete the Starting out in Motorcycling Theory test and also do a riding test in front of a Steward on the day of a race meeting or before if it can be planned. These form are available on the Motorcycling NSW website. CLICK HERE
Junior National Licence (JNA)
A Junior National Licence allows you to compete in any competition permitted by Motorcycling Australia or your State Governing Body.
A Junior is classed as a person who is over the age of 7 and under the age of 15.
If you are thinking of competing as a Junior you must first complete a Kickstart Program. CLICK HERE
To ensure safety and so that junior riders know the rules of racing, Motorcycling Australia has created a Junior Coaching Program (JCP) for all riders aged 7 to under 16 who wish to obtain or renew a competition licence. The JCP took effect on 1 July 2006 and applies to all current and potential junior riders aged between 7 and under 16 (7-U16) who wish to obtain or renew a competition licence. Details of the JCP can also be found in the 'Kick Start – Getting Started In Junior Motorcycle Sport' booklet, which is typically distributed to clubs in mid-June, as well as chapter 3 of the Manual of Motorcycle Sport which is found on the Motorcycling Australia Website. If unsure your club Secretary can give you more detailed information and a copy of the Kick Start booklet.