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Charter options and benefits

Thank you for your interest in chartering with the Australian Motorcyclist Association and or the Australian Motorist Association (the AMA). A charter is a formal agreement between the AMA and your organisation to uphold the AMA’s mission and standards for event operation. AMA Clubs members enjoy quality events and social gatherings organised by AMA chartered organisations.

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Charter Options

A minimum of three AMA Clubs members is required to charter an AMA branch. An AMA branch is described as a subsidiary club/ child association of the AMA. To liken an AMA branch to another organisation, think a local Lions club to Lions Australia, a local Rotary club to Rotary Australia or a local Surf Live Saving club to Surf Life Saving Australia. As is the same with a local AMA branch to AMA national, eg. Australan Motorcyclist Association Surfers Paradise Branch (AMA Surfers).  

Charter Benefits

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About the AMA Clubs

The AMA Clubs is a membership organisaiton. Joining the club entitles members to the benefits offered by the Australian Motor Association, the Australian Motorcyclist Association and the Australian Motorist Association (the AMA). The benefits include participating in any AMA sanctioned activity or event, promoted by the AMA, their Divisions, Chapters, Branches or Chartered Clubs, anywhere in Australia and elsewhere in the world.

About the AMA

The group of AMA clubs are Not For Profit (NFP) limited companies registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

The Mission of the AMA in partnership with government, community, business and families is to reduce the risk of injury or death of Australian drivers and riders by providing opportunities for essential skills and knowledge to be learnt ‘off road’ to be better at driving and riding 'on road.'

The objects of the AMA are:

  1. to provide driver and rider education opportunities through training, programs, sport and recreation activities;

  2. to access land and establish facilities in suitable localities throughout Australia to support the objects of the Association;

  3. to provide persons as the Board deems appropriate with information, benefits and services;

  4. to advocate on matters of public policy in relation to driver and rider licensing, use of public and private lands and other matters the Board determines to be relevant; and

  5. to support organizations and activities consistent with the above purposes or for the good of all Australians.

The Vision of the AMA is to enhance road safety for Australians, through 'off road' driving and riding experience.

About AMA Divisions

An AMA Division is an ASIC registered trading name of the relevant AMA NFP company, which houses the particular AMA discipline/ activity, eg. Personal Water Craft Association of Australia (PWCAA) is a division of the Australian Motorcycle Association. All activies and events of the particular AMA discipline/ activity are promoted through the relevant Division. Each AMA Division usually has a small but dedicated volunteer team to help coordinate the activities and events of the Division.

About AMA Chapters

An AMA Chapter is an official group of enthusiasts in a local area, that meet and drive/ ride together as a group under the auspices of an AMA Division, eg. Personal Water Craft Association Gold Coast Chapter (PWCAA GC Chapter). AMA Chapters can promote social, educational, recreational and non competitive sporting activities. AMA Chapters can not promote any form of competitive sporting activity or event.

About AMA Branches

An AMA Branch is a direct NFP subsidiary/ child company of the AMA, which means it has a committee as ay normal club does, but unlike a traditional club, which has voting members and a committee, an AMA Branch does not have these voting members. All members join at the national level only and an entitlement of membership to the AMA Clubs is to participate in the activities of the AMA, its Divisions, Chapters and Branches.

About Chartered Clubs

Exisiting incorporated clubs can charter/ join the AMA. A Charter is a formal agreement between the AMA and its member organizations to uphold the AMA’s mission and standards for event operation. Chartered clubs do not organise AMA events, they only provide simple back of house/ administrative services for an AMA event such as event bookings, financial management, event promotion, etc. Only AMA accredited officials organise AMA events.

All AMA events are to be organised and managed by accredited officials and are to be run using the insurance provided by the AMA where an event is approved and detailed on the AMA event calendar(s).

More information about event insurance is available on our Event insurance page.

All registered events are to be run under the regulations and guidelines of the AMA. 

Membership at AMA Events

AMA membership is suggested for participation in AMA social and pleasure events where motorcycles, ROV, ATV, PWC, motorcars and any towables must be registered. However, AMA membership is mandatory for all events that include the use of unregistered motor vehicles (motorcars, motorcycles, ROV and ATV) in any non competitive or competitive activities.

AMA membership is also mandatory for all events that include the use of registered motor vehicles in any activity where you are training for or practicing for a race, pace making, reliability trial or a speed or hill climbing test, or the vehicle was being used on a race track for any purpose, or any such competitive activity. Membership is mandatory in these circumstances because CTP (Greenslip) policies will not provide cover.   

Certain other event types and classifications may also require full AMA membership for all participants. All event organizers are required to promote AMA membership in all event media. All event officials must be and hold a current AMA officials membership. 

Types of AMA Events

  1. Non Driving/ Riding (Social);
  2. Pleasure Driving/ Riding (Recreation);
  3. Non Competitive/ Untimed Racing (Sport); and
  4. Competitive/ TImed Racing (Sport)

Non Driving/ Riding Events

Non driving/ riding events are social gatherings or shows held at formed or unformed venues for camping, driving and riding enthusiasts. No driving or riding events may be included. Examples of non driving/ riding events are rallies, open house meets, cruise in meets, swap meets, shows, etc. All social events are to be governed by the Social Event Guidelines and are to be managed by an AMA Event Organiser.

Pleasure Driving/ Riding Events

Pleasure driving/ riding events are the activities normally associated with recreational driving/ riding of registered motor vehicles, towables and PWC and their associated activities. 

Pleasure driving and riding events comply with the above definition of a Road, which are for drivers and riders of registered motor vehicles (ATVs, motorcars, motorcycles, ROVs) and towables. Driving and riding events require participants to follow a route and be guided by; following a course or track, tagging along or following a leader, marker, arrow, direction, instruction, map, GPS or any other device or means in order to get to a destination or to return to a designated place. 

Driving and riding events may traverse a ‘road’ route of only sealed surfaces, an ‘adventure’ route of sealed and unsealed surfaces, a ‘trail’ route of only unsealed terrain or a ‘water’ route of open or closed body of water. All driving and riding events are to be governed by the Non Circuit Events Guideline and are to be supervised by an AMA Event Supervisor. 

Non Competitive/ Untimed Racing Events

Non competitive events are the activities which are normally associated with the sporting use of motor vehicles. Non competitive events comply with the above definition of a Public Place, which are for drivers and riders of registered or unregistered motor vehicles.

Non competitive events are usually local activities, which are run according to the Circuit Events Guideline without individual timing, or placings. Non Competitive events keep the options open for AMA chartered organisations to either run easily with no classes or to be an introduction to competition with locally appropriate classes. All AMA competitive events are to be governed by the Circuit Events Guideline or Non Circuit Events Guideline and are to be supervised by an AMA Event Supervisor.

Competitive/ Timed Racing Events

Competitive events are the activities which are normally associated with the sporting (racing) or pre racing (testing) of motor vehicles. Competitive events comply with the above definition of a Public Place, which are for drivers and riders of registered or unregistered motor vehicles. All AMA competitive events are to be governed by the Circuit Events Guideline or Non Circuit Events Guideline, the Competition Guideline and the relevant discipline regulations and are to be supervised by an AMA Event Referee.

Objectives for AMA Events

  • To better the skills and knowledge of drivers and riders through participation in training, programs, sport and recreation activities.
  • To approve safe and well organized social events for members to enjoy activities associated with their interests.
  • To provide guidelines, best practice, regulations and rules for activities to the benefit of the event organizers and members.
  • To enhance the image of AMA events by encouraging responsible use and respectable actions by users.
  • To promote the practice of charity and advocacy by both the organizers and the participants to the communities and entities affected by the activities.

Code of Ethics for AMA Events

As AMA members our activities should be conducted according to the spirit of this Code of Ethics in the camping, driving and riding community and in the community at large.

  • Strive to promote good public relations through your general conduct, the media, activities and community affairs.
  • Abide by all local, state and national laws.
  • Strive to promote cooperative coexistence with other enthusiasts and organizations.
  • Respect the rights and property of all members of the community.
  • Strive to promote the spirit of the principles of Tread Outdoors.

* Individual cover is provided to certain members who have personal accident insurance whilst at and participating in AMA sanctioned events.

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Being a part of the AMA family means joining with the thousands of other enthusiasts that get behind the wheel, bars and out on the water more often! Membership gives you access to benefits as well as the opportunity to participate in any of the hundreds of AMA sanctioned activities and events across the nation. Review your AMA Clubs membership benefits and inclusions, listed below.

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5 Year Membership Recommended. All Disciplines. All Events. All Levels. Anywhere in Australia

AMA Clubs Membership Options

Solo Membership 1 year, 2 year, 3 year, 5 year and life options

Family Membership 1 year, 2 year, 3 year, 5 year and life options

AMA Clubs Membership Benefits

Solo Membership: Permits members to participate in any competitive or non competitive form of AMA sanctioned training, program, practice, testing, recreation or racing activity, involving any form of registered or unregistered motor vehicle or PWC recreational activity, anywhere in Australia.

Family Membership: Includes the benefits of Solo Membership, for all persons in the immediate family, plus any other juniors the adult(s) may be guardian(s) of.

Life Membership: Includes the benefits of Solo or Family Membership for life.

Accident Insurance: Membership incudes accident medical insurance cover of $5k death and $25k disablement while taking part as a registered participant in an AMA sanctioned event. Members have the option of upgrading this cover for a small fee for each event additional cover is nominated.

Amateur Racing: Our racing members compete with standards that maintain consistency in rulemaking, advancement, appeals, class structure and recognition.

More than 150 AMA Chartered Organisations: Connect with drivers and riders in your area through 100+ AMA chartered clubs around the country. Check out our list of clubs in your area or learn how to start an AMA Club or AMA Chapter of your own.

Members Only Online Access: Enjoy exclusive access to our online Members Only area where you can find the latest AMA Clubs news, reports, event invitations and much more.

Automatic Renewal Program: With our automatic membership renewal program, we notify you 30 days before your membership expires by email. We will renew your AMA Clubs membership using the credit card information you last provided us. Payment by credit card and email address are required. Please note that some AMA Clubs member benefits may be contingent on participation in the AMA Automatic Renewal Program and that members must maintain a valid credit card and email address on file with the AMA Clubs to remain eligible for these benefits.