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  • 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. 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.


    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...


Motorcycle Awareness Week 2015 Poster

MAW 2015

A pdf version of the poster can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.

Senator Ricky Muir - Motorcycle Crash Helmets - 13-Oct-2015

Helmet rules

Senator Muir calls for "logic" in helmet laws, standards and regulations.

Recreational Rego - Radio National

CJ Burns (MCC) talks to Ann Jones on Radio National 9th May 2015

ABC Radio National

14th January 2014 - Lane filtering trial item on Channel 9 News

Lane filtering segment

2014 Motorcycle Awareness Week Posters

2013 Motorcycle Awareness Week Posters

MAW poster - How big is your footprint

MAW poster - Look twice for bikes

MAW poster - Visibility

MAW poster - Whos under the helmst

Maurice Blackburn Lawyers and Australian Motorcycle Council lane filtering advert - October 2013

Stop SMIDSY Lane filtering video

The Perfect Ride - - TAC Motorcycle TV ad - October 2013

The Perfect Ride

RSAC Tasmania Road Torque episode 3 - motorcyclists and cyclists - 19 August 2013

Tasmanian Road safety video

TEN news story on NSW helmet laws - 11th July 2013

NSW helmet laws - TEN news

CJ Burns (MCCofNSW) talks to Greg Hirst (Ride on Alive FM) about CTP reforms

CJ talks to Greg Hirst - 30th July 2013
CJ talks to Greg Hirst - June 2013
Ride with Greg Hirst, every Tuesday on Alive 90.5FM from 7pm

CJ Burns (MCCofNSW) talks to Ride Rage Radio about CTP reforms

CJ talks to Ride Rage Radio - 30th July 2013
CJ talks to Ride Rage Radio - June 2013

WSFM host Jonesy discusses NSW CTP issues (June 2013)

Jonesy talks CTP on WSFM

Guy Stanford (Australian Motorcycle Council) talks to Territory FM about helmet laws (May 2013)

Guy Stanford (Australian Motorcycle Council) talks to Territory FM about helmet laws

Justin Dorward (MCCofNSW) talks to ABC Central Coast about motorcycles on the the Old Pacific Highway (18th Feb 2013)

Justin Talks to ABC Central Coast about the Old Pacific Highway

Classic UK motorcycle safety video

1965 Motorycle Road Safety PIF - Look, Signal, Manoeuvre

MCC of NSW Chairman (CJ Burns) speech at Breakfast Torque 2012

Breakfast Torque speech by MCC of NSW Chairman (CJ Burns)

Duncan McRaes speech at Breakfast Torque 2012

Breakfast Torque speech by Duncan McRae (ex RTA instructor) regarding Road and Rider Safety

Christopher Burns (MCC chairman) Radio Interview

Christopher Burns interview on Road Ramblings radio program about the Sydney Lane Filtering Trial 22nd October 2012.
See the file at the bottom of the page.

The Rider Risk video series

The Rider Risk video series - risk management videos

Hon. Duncan Gays 2012 MAW speech

The Hon. Duncan Gay's (Minister for Roads and Ports) speech at the 2012 Motorcycle Awareness Week Launch

Click here for YouTube video

Hon. Duncan Gays 2011 MAW speech

The Hon. Duncan Gay's (Minister for Roads and Ports) speech at the 2011 Motorcycle Awareness Week Launch Click here for the mp3 file

Please Look Twice! Videos

The following videos formed the Please Look Twice! road safety initiative by the Motorcycle Council that was released with the running of the 2006 Motorcycle Awarness Week.
Noticed Neighbour
Noticed Tollbooth
Noticed on the Streets

Highlights of the Road

Charis and George Schwarz's book about their 40+ years of travelling the world by motorcycle, Highlights of the Road, is now available in PDF format or on CD.

All proceeds from sale of the book continue to fund the Motorcycle Accident Rehabilitation Initiative (MARI) based at St Vincent's Hospital.

The book can be ordered with the order form below.

1. File description: MAW 2015 Poster [305.7KB]

File name: MCCofNSW_-_MAW_Poster_-_2015_-_FINAL.pdf

2. File description: Highlights of the Road order form [91.0KB]

File name: HighlightsoftheRoadorderform.PDF

3. File description: Road Ramblings Interview 23/10/12 [2994.7KB]

File name: MC1711.mp3