Officials

Officials are an important part of every Competitive or Non-Competitive event that is run by Motorcycling Australia, the State Controlling Bodies and our member clubs. Without Officials an event would not be able to take place.

This page contains all relevant information you could need relating to Officials, click on the relevant heading below to navigate this page.

Become an Official

Types of Official

Levels of Official

Officials Forms

Officials Courses

List of Officials

Officials Panel

Officials Insurance


Become an Official

There are currently two ways to become an Official –

  • Complete an online Level 1 Assessment and submit an Officials Licence Application Form, or
  • Attend a Level 2 Officials Course as they are scheduled around the State

The Level 1 Assessment is available on the “Forms” page of the MV Website.

Details for Level 2 Officials Courses are down below.

Upon successfully completing an Officials Assessment (Level 1 or Level 2) you will be recognised as a qualified Official. Licences for Officials are valid for four (4) years.

Once that four (4) years is up you will be required to renew your licence by submitting the relevant Application Form (found on the “Forms” page of the MV Website) and a copy of your Participation Journal.


Types of Official

There are a number of different types/accreditations of Official that are used is all disciplines of motorcycle sport.

Steward: The person with supreme control of a race meeting. The Steward is MA/MV’s representative. The Steward has the power to enforce penalties and adjudicate over the rules. It is rare for competitors to have any dealings with the Steward as the actual running of the meeting is done by the Clerk of Course. *A Working with Children Check is required for this accreditation.

Referee: The person who has supreme control at a Speedway race meeting. The Referee has the same functions as a Steward but has more direct control over a meeting. *A Working with Children Check is required for this accreditation.

Clerk of Course: The person responsible to the Steward for the running of the meeting. The Clerk of Course will ensure the circuit is safe, the Officials are at their posts and refer to the Steward those difficulties that cannot be resolved at a lower level. If you have any questions are safety, legality or the running of the races you should direct them to the Clerk of Course. *A Working with Children Check is required for this accreditation.

Race Secretary: The person in charge of the administrative aspects of a meeting. Matters of entries and fees, grid positions, materials and equipment should be directed here.

Measurers & Scrutineers: Responsible for determining the safety and eligibility of machines and riding gear.

Starter: The Starter is responsible for the actual starting of the race as well as assessing the fairness of the starter. He/she may also declare a false start if someone is disadvantaged.

Judge: The function of the judge is to declare the order in which the competing motorcycles cross the finishing line.

Flag Marshals: Responsible for signalling race conditions and instructions to riders and providing initial safety assistance.

Grid Marshal: In charge of the safe and proper running of the pit area, including the grid. The Grid Marshal ensures that the correct riders are on their appropriate row at the due time. They will refer problems to the Clerk of Course.

Observer: Known also as the Marker, is an important part of the Trial discipline. Their role is to observe riders as they pass through sections of the course and record penalty points on a punch card or tally sheet.


Levels of Officials

There are four different Levels of Official – Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 – that Motorcycling Australia and the State Controlling Bodies deal with.

Level 1:

Prospective Level 1 Officials must complete and pass an online assessment and Officials Licence Application Form – both available on the “Forms” page of the MV Website.

Level 1 Officials cannot be a Steward but can act in every other role mentioned in the “Types of Official” section above. These Officials can act as Officials at competitive Club Events.

To renew your licence submit the relevant Application Form (found on the “Forms” page of the MV Website) and a copy of your Participation Journal.

Level 2:

The only way to become a Level 2 Official is to attend a Level 2 Officials Course and pass the assessments at that course.

Level 2 is the lowest level someone can attain the Steward accreditation.

These Officials can act as a Steward and fill roles at Club and/or Interclub level events.

Dates and registration for Level 2 Officials Courses can be found lower on this page. You do not have to be a Level 1 Official before attending these courses.

To renew your licence submit the relevant Application Form (found on the “Forms” page of the MV Website) and a copy of your Participation Journal.

Level 3:

The only way to become a Level 3 Official is to first become a Level 2 Official and then have your application reviewed by the Officials Panel.

Applications must be made on the Officials Licence Application Form and include a copy of your participation journal to development@motorcyclingvic.com.au to forward onto the Officials Panel.

Officials with this level of accreditation can officiate at Club, Interclub or Open/State level events.

To renew you licence submit the relevant Application Form (found on the “Forms” page of the MV Website) and a copy of your Participation Journal.

Level 4:

Motorcycling Victoria doesn’t handle Level 4 applications or licencing – please refer to the Motorcycling Australia website for information.


Officials Forms

Please head to the Officials section of the “Forms” page on the MV Website.


Officials Courses

Officials Courses include Level 2 Officials Course, Sound Control Officer Seminar, Breathalyser Seminar, Steward/Clerk of Course Seminar, Scrutineer Seminar and Race Secretary Seminar.

Check back here for regular updates.

The following courses are now available for 2017 –

Level 2 Officials Courses:

Wednesday 15th & 22nd February @ Dandenong MCC Clubrooms – 7.30pm – approx. 10pm (MUST ATTEND BOTH NIGHTS) Registrations CLOSED.
Saturday 18th March @ State Motorcycle Sports Complex, Broadford – 10am – approx. 5pm Registrations CLOSED.
Saturday 20th May @ Ballarat Rovers MCC – 10am – approx. 5pm – Registrations CLOSED.
Sunday 30th July @ State Motorcycle Sports Complex, Broadford – 10am – approx. 5pm

Sound Control Officer Courses:

Saturday 27th May @ Koo Wee Rup MCC (taking place at a round of the VORC)

Breathalyser (Alcohol Testing Officer) Courses:

Saturday 20th May @ State Motorcycle Sports Complex, Broadford – 10am – 12pm – Registrations CLOSED.
Saturday 9th September @ State Motorcycle Sports Complex, Broadford – 10am – 12pm

REGISTRATION FORM FOR OFFICIALS COURSES


List of Officials

Below are lists of Level 3 and Level 4 Officials for each discipline.

THE following will show all current Level 3 and Level 4 Officials affiliated with Motorcycling Victoria. Current as of 19.05.17.

The lists are broken down into disciplines and will show the Officials Name, Licence Expiry and Accreditations.

The abbreviations stand for: DT = Dirt Track, EN = Enduro, MT = Moto Trials, MX = Motocross, RR = Road Race and SP = Speedway

COC = Clerk of Course, J = Judge, M = Marshal, ME = Measurer, S = Steward, ST = Starter, T = Timekeeper, RS = Race Secretary, SC = Scrutineer, R = Referee (Speedway only)

*Please contact Motorcycling Victoria (03) 9673 0600 if you need the contact details of any of these Officials.

If you see any problems (or you aren’t included on these lists and believe you should be) please contact MV’s Operations & Development Manager at development@motorcyclingvic.com.au.


Dirt Track

Level 3 & Level 4 Officials

 


Enduro

Level 3 & Level 4 Officials

 


Moto-Trials

Level 3 & Level 4 Officials


Motocross

Level 3 & Level 4 Officials

 


Road Race

Level 3 & Level 4 Officials


Speedway

Level 3 & Level 4 Officials

 


Officials Panel

The Motorcycling Victoria Officials Panel is a group of Officials put in place to monitor, review and enhance the accredited Officials within Victoria.

They are there to assist in development opportunities, review Officials going for Level 3 or Level 4 accreditation, review course materials and find ways to continually improve officiating in the State. The Officials Panel is selected for a multi-year term, with nominations being accepted and reviewed annually.

The Officials Panel for 2017 is –

Rod Goullet
Rob Murdoch
Brendon Gledhill
Tony Bolin
Vic O’Driscoll
Craig Windham


 

Officials Insurance

As an Official at a Motorcycling Australia event you are covered under the Group & Individual Personal Accident Insurance policy.

The Group & Individual Personal Accident Insurance policy provides cover for a number of injury benefits and the best way to find out exactly what the schedule of benefits are is to click on the link below for cover details.

Remember cover applies only to permitted/sanctioned by Motorcycling Australia or the State Controlling Bodies.

If you are unsure of any aspect of the cover provided under this policy or any others in place and have any questions, please contact AON

Jeremy Gray – (03) 9211 3226 or Jeremy.gray@aon.com
Michelle Rhook – (03) 9211 3371 or michelle.rhook1@aon.com

Download the Group & Individual Personal Accident Policy Schedule of Benefits.

 

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