FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I obtain a licence?
Applications for any MV licence must be made through the RiderNet online system. This can be accessed by clicking on “Get A Licence” or “Renew/Upgrade Licence” on the MV website homepage.
All licences generally expire 12 months from the date of issue.
Riders must obtain a Competition Licence prior to submitting an Entry Form for an event. Entries which do not quote a licence number may be null and void.
Applications which are incorrect may be declined until they are completed by the rider.
How do I renew a licence?
You can renew any MV licence through the RiderNet online system. This can be accessed by clicking on “Get A Licence” or “Renew/Upgrade Licence” on the MV website homepage. There is a “How-To Guide” on the “Forms” page of the MV website that shows how to do this step-by-step.
How do I upgrade a licence?
You can renew any MV licence through the RiderNet online system. This can be accessed by clicking on “Get A Licence” or “Renew/Upgrade Licence” on the MV website homepage.
How long does it take to get my licence back?
It can take anywhere from one to two weeks depending on Australia Post for you to receive the physical licence card. However, once you complete your application on RiderNet, the system will automatically send a temporary licence (valid for 14-days) to the email address you have listed. This licence can be used for 14-days until your physical licence card arrives.
For MV Practice Days, do I need a licence?
You do not need to have a licence before the day but you do need one to ride. Most clubs will allow you to purchase a Single Event Recreation Licence that you will be able to use for that day.
If you’re planning on attending more than four Practice Days throughout the year however, it could be more beneficial for you to have an Annual Recreation Licence.
Who needs a Log Book?
Any junior who wants to compete in any closed to club, Interclub or Open competition must have a Log Book.
Do I need a Log Book to ride at Ride Days or Practice Days?
No, you are only required to have a Log Book at competitive events. It’s also a good idea to take your Log Book to all Coaching days so that the coaching can be signed off.
Can I compete if I don’t have my Log Book at the meeting?
No, you cannot ride at any competition if you don’t have your Log Book with you no matter what type of licence you have.
Can I compete if I don’t have my Log Book yet?
No, a junior cannot compete without having both their Licence and their Log Book at the meeting.
What do I need to do with my Log Book when I get to the track?
You will need to show your Log Book, with your Licence, at Sign In. Your Log Book will then be handed back to you. An Official may ask later for your Log Book if they need to enter a penalty or medical attention received.
Who can I get to help me gain endorsement for a bike?
Any MA/MV accredited Level 1 or Level 2 Coach, that is not a member of your immediate family, is able to complete your coaching. Refer to the Manual of Motorcycle Sport (rule 3.8, page 36-37) for further information about endorsements.
Can an Official sign off my coaching hours?
No, only a MA/MV accredited Level 1 or Level 2 Coach is able to sign off on coaching hours.
If my Log Book is lost or stolen, what can I do?
Contact the MV Office as soon as possible and the office will send you out the appropriate form to apply for another Log Book. Remember you cannot ride if you don’t have a Log Book with you at a competitive event.
Can I use a professional coaching school to get my five hours?
Absolutely. The coaches who run these schools are MA/MV accredited Level 1 and/or Level 2 Coaches and can sign off your coaching in your Log Book.
Is a permit required when I get coaching for an endorsement?
Yes, any coaching done for endorsements requires a permit.
The coach, or the club, can complete their permit application online via the RiderNet system and receive a permit immediately.
How am I notified that I have been placed on the suspended riders list?
You will be notified via a letter posted to the address you have provided us. This letter is sent out as soon as we get notification from First Aid and/or Officials of the event that you attended.
Why have I been medically suspended?
If you have been attended to by an ambulance, recommended to go to hospital or been taken to hospital you will be placed on the Suspended Riders List.
Injury Report Forms are completed by First Aid Providers at events and sent into the MV Office. If any of the above situations is mentioned on the Injury Report, you will be suspended.
How do I get off the medical suspension list?
The only way of getting yourself taken off the Suspended Riders List is to visit a doctor and have them write you a medical clearance letter and then send that into the MV Office.
This letter must be on the clinic/surgeries letterhead and clearly state that you are able to recommence motorcycle sport activities.
Can I still ride while on the medical suspension list?
No, while on the Suspended Riders List you cannot take part in any MA/MV activity.
What levels of Officials are there?
There are four different levels of Official – Level 1 (Club), Level 2 (Club/Interclub), Level 3 (Club/Interclub/Open) and Level 4 (Club/Interclub/Open/National).
How do I renew my Officials Licence?
Simply head to the “Forms” page of the MV website, complete the Officials Licence Application Form and return to the MV Office. Don’t forget to also include information about your Working with Children Check which is a requirement for Officials.
If your licence is invalid for longer than 12 months you will have to attend a course to become a licenced official again.
How long does my Officials Licence last?
An Officials Licence is valid for four years.
How do I become a Level 1 Official?
You can become a Level 1 Official by completing the Level 1 Assessment (online) via RiderNet. On the “Forms” page of the MV website there is a “How-To Guide” to becoming a Level 1 Official via RiderNet.
How do I become a Level 2 Official?
You can only become a Level 2 Official by attending and passing a Level 2 Officials Course. The course goes for anywhere between 4-6hrs depending on the presenter and number of people registered.
To see when and where the next Level 2 Officials Course is, head to the MV Calendar.
How do I become a Level 3 Official?
Currently to become a Level 3 Official you must send in three things to the MV Officials Panel to request an upgrade (and they will then determine whether the request is granted) –
1) Correctly filled out and completed Participation Journal,
2) Correctly completed Officials Licence Application Form and,.
If any of the above aren’t sent in to email@example.com or are incorrectly completed, the upgrade request will be voided.
How do I become a Level 4 Official?
The only way to be a Level 4 Official is through Motorcycling Australia, MV does not handle Level 4 Officials.
Contact Motorcycling Australia for more information.
When/where are the Official Courses held?
MV Official Courses are held at various locations around the State throughout the year. Check the MV Calendar for all dates and locations as they become available.
My club is running a Practice Day, what level Officials do we need?
A Level 2 Steward is required, Marshals are also required and can be Level 1 accredited OR people briefed by the Steward before heading out to the track.
First Aid is also required and can be club members who are Level 2 accredited.
My club is running a Club Day, what level of Officials do we need?
A Level 2 Steward is required but any other Official can be Level 1 accredited. A Club Day must have a Steward, Clerk of Course, Race Secretary and Scrutineer before it can go ahead.
First Aid is also required and can be club members who are Level 2 accredited.
What levels of Coaches are there?
There are three levels of Coach – Level 0/Club Coach, Level 1 and Level 2.
How do I renew my Coaching Licence?
Head to the “Forms” page of the MV website, download and complete a Coaching Licence Renewal Form and send it back to the MV Office.
Alongside the completed form, send in $60 and a copy of your Working with Children Check.
If your licence is invalid for longer than 12 months you will have to attend a course to become a licenced coach again.
How long does my Coaching Licence last?
Your coaching licence lasts for four years.
How do I become a Level 0/Club Coach?
To become a Club Coach you still need to attend a Level 1 Coaching Course, the difference is that you don’t complete all the post course work to attain a Level 1 accreditation (with the exception of a Working with Children Check which is required by all coaches). A Club Coach can also assist a Level 1 or Level 2 Coach with their Coaching Days.
How do I become a Level 1 Coach?
To become a Level 1 Coach you will need to attend a Level 1 Coaching Course and complete the post course work.
This post course work is – 1) Complete 20hrs of practical experience after the course, 2) Obtain a Working with Children Check and 3) Complete the online component.
The online component is found at the Australian Sports Commission website and is called General Community Coaching Principles. You will need to register and log into the “Learning Portal” to complete this task, registration is free.
How do I become a Level 2 Coach?
Level 2 Coaches are handled by Motorcycling Australia, MV has nothing to do with the administration of this level of coach.
For more information about Level 2 Coaching please contact Motorcycling Australia.
When/where are the Coaching Courses held?
Level 1 Coaching Courses are held around the State in a variety of locations. Head to the MV Calendar to check out the dates and venues for the coming year as they become available.
What coaching can I do as a Level 0/Club Coach?
As a Club Coach you can complete Kick Start coaching. You can coach a maximum of six (6) riders at one time.
You cannot take out permits, other than Kick Start, and cannot run Coaching Days.
What coaching can I do as a Level 1 Coach?
As a Level 1 Coach you can complete Kick Start coaching. You can also take out permits and conduct your own Coaching Days. You can coach a maximum of six (6) riders at one time.
What coaching can I do as a Level 2 Coach?
As Level 2 Coach you can complete Kick Start coaching, take out permits, conduct your own Coaching Days and also complete Supercross coaching. You can coach a maximum of 15 riders at one time.
Do I need a permit to conduct coaching?
Any coaching where you use your MA/MV Coaching Licence needs a permit. Coaching Permits are completed online via RiderNet.
On the “Forms” page of the MV website there is a “How-To Guide” going through the process step-by-step for coaches.
I am going to be completing an endorsement for a junior rider, do I need a permit?
Any coaching where you use your MA/MV Coaching Licence needs a permit, this includes completing endorsements for junior riders.
My club is affiliated with MV, can we run events without getting a permit?
No, any event that your club runs you need to get a permit.
My club isn’t affiliated with MV, do we need to get permits from MV?
No you don’t. Our permits are only for affiliated clubs or promoters.
Do I need to pay for a permit when I apply for one?
Yes, payment for the permit must be with the application. No payment, no permit.
What events do we need to get a Non-Competition Permit for?
Any event that is Non-Competitive, so this could include Practice Days, Coaching Days and Come & Try Days.
What events do we need to get a Competition Permit for?
Any event that is competition based, so this could include Club Championships, State Championships and One Day Opens.
When do we need to pay Rider Levies?
Rider Levies are owed based on the number of riders that were at an event. Once the event is completed, the Rider Levies get sent in at the same time as the other event reports.
How much are Rider Levies?
For a Non-Competitive event Rider Levies are $6.
For a Competitive event Rider Levies are $12.
What licence books are available?
There are four types of Licence Book available –
- Single Event Recreation Licences ($30 per licence)
- Annual Recreation Licences ($130 per licence)
- Come & Try Licences (Free)
- Single Event Competition Licences ($75 per licence)
Each licence book contains ten licences.
What does my club need to pay if we want a licence book?
Your club needs to pay for the ten licences within the book. For example, if the club is after one Single Event Recreation Licence Book it will cost the club $300 (30 x 10). The club keeps the $30 as each licence is sold.
The only exception to this rule is if a club wants an Annual Recreation Licence Book, the money from each licence as it’s sold is sent to MV.
When should I order licence books?
If your club requires licence books you should allow a minimum of two weeks for them to be sent out to you. Do not call or email the MV Office the week of the event because there is no guarantee that they will arrive in time.
How does the triplicate system work?
There are three different coloured copies of the one licence as they get filled out in the books.
The white copy is kept by the rider and acts as their licence for the day.
The pink copy remains in the book and is kept by the club for their own records.
The green copy is sent back to the MV Office at the same time as the rest of the event reports.