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LANE FILTERING - THE LAW, THE FACTS

Link: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

SUMMARY

Legal from 1 July 2014, with strict conditions

Motorcyclists must only lane filter when travelling less than 30 km/h

Motorcyclists can lane filter through stationary and slow moving traffic

Motorcyclists caught moving between traffic at over 30km/h face heavy fines and three demerit points under a new offence called ‘lane splitting ’

It will be illegal for motorcyclists to lane filter:
next to the kerb
next to parked vehicles
in school zones

Motorcyclists should always look out for pedestrians and cyclists

Motorcyclists should not lane filter around heavy vehicles and buses

Only fully licensed motorcyclists are allowed to lane filter

Motorcyclists must only lane filter when it’s safe

Motorcyclists must comply with all existing road rules when lane filtering.

This includes stopping before the stop line at a red traffic light or stop sign, never in front or over it.

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Who are we?

The Motorcycle Council of NSW Inc. (MCC of NSW) is an internationally recognised umbrella group for motorcycle clubs, associations and ride groups, in the state of New South Wales, Commonwealth of Australia.

Established in 1982, the MCC of NSW is the peak body for motorcycling in this state. It represents over 41 clubs, with more than 36,000 riders.

The MCC of NSW committee is comprised of:
Paul Taffa (Chairman)
John Hollands (Vice Chairman)
Bob Madell (Treasurer)
Brian Wood (Secretary)
Jason Austin (General Committee)
Peter Ivanoff (General Committee)
Kevin (Trip) Henry (General Committee)

Designated MCC of NSW Spokesmen:
Christopher (CJ) Burns
Guy Stanford

Australian Motorcycle Council Delegates
Brian Wood
Christopher (CJ) Burns
Guy Stanford

CONTACT THE MCC of NSW

For a full listing of MCC CONTACTS - Click Here

What do we do for you?

We represent Riders locally, nationally and internationally, safeguarding motorcycle riders' rights. We promote motorcycling and the interests of motorcyclists.

Some issues include:

  • Road safety
  • Legislation
  • Crash barriers
  • Parking
  • Tolling
  • Exhaust Labelling
  • CTP Insurance

See Newsletters Here

How does the MCC work?

The MCC is run along democratic lines. Member clubs raise
issues from their own meetings via their delegates. These items are placed on the agenda of the MCC. The decision on whether an issue will be taken up or not is determined by a vote of the delegates.

Council Meetings

First Monday of each month at 7:30pm

Normally, first Monday of the month, but not on a Public Holiday Monday, so it moves forward to the second Monday.
There is no meeting in January.

Meeting Venue

Meetings are conducted at Ryde Ex-Services Club (Bowling clubrooms)

724 Victoria Rd, Ryde, NSW 2112

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

(entrance via Eagle Street)

Good food

The MCC cordially extends an invitation to any rider who wishes to attend these meetings.

Come earlier to enjoy a meal, a drink & excellent company.

How are issues advanced?

After members vote to pursue an objective, club representatives work together on developing a solution. Unaligned riders may assist with this process, but member groups are kept informed of progress at all times.

How do you get involved?

MCC affiliation is open to all clubs, associations and ride groups. Membership is also open to individuals.

Each affiliated club has two delegate seats on the MCC. Both delegates have a vote at meetings and access to the Delegates' email list. Membership for clubs is free. Come and take your seat!

Although not entitled to vote on issues, Individuals who are not delegates and whether club members or not can join as Supporters. There are many benefits for Supporters. See the Supporters Page.

If you'd like your club to be part of the MCC, contact our Club Liaison Officer. More information: is here.

Why join?

Motorcyclists' needs, as vulnerable road users, are rarely considered by those who draft legislation, change regulations or implement road safety.

It is important we establish a voice to maintain and improve legislation, regulations and campaigns, to protect motorcyclists and their interests.

United we ride, divided we walk.

Club Liaison Officer

Club representatives can find out more information by contacting the Club Liaison Officer

About Us

Established in 1982, the MCC of NSW is the peak body for motorcycling in this state. It represents over 41 clubs, with more than 36,000 riders.

We represent Riders locally, nationally and internationally, campaigning for motorcycle riders' rights. We promote motorcycling and the interests of motorcyclists.

The MCC cordially extend an invitation to any rider that wishes to attend these meetings.

After members vote to pursue an objective, club representatives work together on developing a solution. Unaligned riders may assist with this process, but member groups are kept informed of progress at all times.

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  • MCC of NSW Constitution

    A PDF format version of the MCC of NSW Constitution is available below. The Constitution was most recently amended in October 2012. The major change at that time was to allow club delegates to also...

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