Latest News

  • July Guest Speakers: Rule of Law

    Nick Clark and Jackie Charles are our Guest Speakers for the night. They represent the Rule of Law Insitutute, and will provide a spin-free presentation on the NSW Anti-Association Laws and VLAD.

  • June Guest Speaker: Sen. Leyonhjelm

    Senator David Leyonhjelm will be the guest speaker at our General meeting on 6 June to speak to us about his efforts with respect to motorcycling. Meeting starts at 7.30pm in the Phoenix Room of the...

  • New Meeting Format

    We’re changing the format of our General meetings to include regular guest speakers. All motorcyclists are welcome to attend the MCC's monthly general meetings. Topics for the next 3 months are:-...

  • New Helmet Laws

    On 11th December 2015 the use of helmets meeting International Helmet standard UN ECE 22.05 became legal for use in NSW. For more information click here

  • Cameras on Helmets

    The use of cameras on motorcycle helmets is now legal in the ACT. www.legislation.act.gov.au Also see this article by the BBC about testing helmets (including ECE22.05 motorcycle helmets) with...

  • Increased Penalties for Phone Use While Driving

    Starting during this year’s Christmas holiday, mobile phone offences will be added to double demerit periods. Also, an additional demerit point will be added to the existing standard penalty of three ...

  • New Historic Registration Rules

    On 4th September 2015 Duncan Gay, the Minister for Roads announced a new additional Historic Registration scheme to run along side the existing scheme. For more information click here

  • Putty Road Emergency Phone Locations

    The MCC has put together a pamphlet outlining the location of Emergency Phones along the Putty Road For more information click here

  • Lane Filtering legalised

    On 1st July 2014, lane filtering was legalised in NSW. The MCC of NSW has fought for this legalisation for many years. For more details click here

  • Bikers A-Z Survival Bible

    Steve Lambert has written ‘Bikers A-Z Survival Bible’ which covers great advice such as: animal awareness, braking techniques, cheat sheet, don’t follow too close and much more. See HERE for more...

  • Bylong Valley Way Improvements

    As a result of a cluster of motorcycle crashes in a short section of Bylong Valley Way, NSW Roads and Maritime Services (formerly RTA) and Mid Western Regional Council are completing improvements to the road using Federal Blackspot Funding. For more details see the files below.

  • About M.A.R.I.

    A brief history of M.A.R.I.

  • Motorcycles help keep you young: software expert

    Riding motorcycles helps keep drivers young by invigorating their brains, the scientist behind popular "Brain Training" computer software said, citing a new scientific study.

  • GIO CTP "Pillion Passenger: No" Clarification

    The Motor Accidents Authority has responded to the MCC's request for clarification on the legality of GIO's CTP policies with "Pillion Passenger: No" line item.

  • MAIDS

    The Motorcycle Accident In-Depth Study (MAIDS) is a study using the internationally agreed Case Control methodology for in-depth motorcycle crash investigations. This means that for every crashed...

Past Achievements

The MCC of NSW has a long history of successful lobbying on behalf of individual motorcyclists. A number of those achievements of the MCC of NSW are listed below.

  • Free & improved parking for motorcycles in the Sydney CBD
  • Annual Motorcycle Awareness Week
  • Reversed legislation on exhaust labelling
  • Put a hold on the introduction of front number plates.
  • Increased advertising from the RTA for motorcycle awareness.
  • Obtained seats on the joint Motor Accidents Authority / MCC committee to improve motorcycle safety
  • Obtained representation on the Helmets Australian Standards Committee
  • Obtained representation, through the Australian Motorcycle Council,
  • Obtained representation on the Road Barriers Australian Standards Committee
  • Reviewed LTCS & CTP Green Slips for motorcycles and now working to reduce the costs.
  • Worked with various councils to fund and produce motorcycle advisory brochures for roads in their areas.
  • Helped drive national issues by being part of the Australian Motorcycle Committee (AMC)
  • Conducted helmet studies with the UNSW
  • Instrumental in the reintroduction of a mentoring program for motorcyclists.

More detail on key past achievements is available below.

  • City of Sydney Transport Policy

    Sydney City Council has recognised Motorcycles & Scooters as a key part of its overall transport strategy.

  • Exhaust Label Repealed

    Exhaust Labels Fall Off Sydney, 21 March, 2006 NSW motorcyclists have finally been relieved of a stupid NSW Regulation. In July 2000, the Environmental Protection Authority (now part of the Dept of...

  • Exhausting Stuff

    In July 2000 the Environmental Protection Authority introduced a new regulation requiring all motorcycles fitted with an aftermarket exhaust to carry a specific label on it or face a $200 fine. The...