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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...



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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.

Starting in 1981, 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 comprises:
Paul Taffa (Chairman) Ph 0418 486 660
Justin Dorward (Vice Chairman)
Brian Wood (Secretary)
Steve Pearce (Treasurer)
John Gawthorne (General Committee)
Peter Ivanoff (General Committee)
Anne-Marie Daly (General Committee)

All Media Enquiries please call Christopher Burns 0418 486 660

Designated MCC of NSW Spokespersons:
Guy Stanford

Guy Stanford
Webmaster email

Australian Motorcycle Council Delegates
Brian Wood
Guy Stanford


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


(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

Beginning in 1981, 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.

After Members vote to pursue an objective, club representatives (Delegate) work together to develo a solution.

Unaligned riders may assist with this process, and member groups are kept informed of progress at all times by email groups, newsletters and meetings.

  • Aims and Objectives of the MCC

    Aim:- The aim of the Council is to be, and be seen to be, the peak motorcycle rider advocacy group in NSW. Objectives:- The objectives of the Council are:- - To provide a link between motorcyclists...

  • MCC of NSW Constitution (2014)

    A PDF format version of the MCC of NSW Constitution is available below. The Constitution was most recently amended in December 2014. The amendments include changes to procedures, definitions and...

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