AUSTRALIAN MOTORSPORT COUNCIL LAUNCHED
United national advocacy voice established for two-wheel and four-wheel motorsport
Australia’s peak national regulatory bodies across the four key motorsport disciplines – automobile, motorcycle, kart and drag racing – have announced they have joined forces to form the Australian Motorsport Council (“AMC”).
In a first for Australian motorsport, the sole Australian two-wheel and four-wheel sanctioning and organising bodies recognised by the Global Association of International Sports Federations – the Federation Internationale de ‘l Automobile (FIA) and the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) – have committed to work collectively to provide leadership and advocacy to Australian governments and motorsport stakeholders on key motorsport issues that are of mutual concern.
The role of the AMC will be to provide industry wide leadership and advocacy through a national voice for motorsport. Motorsport Australia, Motorcycling Australia, Karting Australia and the Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) make up the foundation membership of the AMC. The Chief Executives of the foundation members will make up the Board, with Australian Motorsport Hall of Fame Legend and five-time MOTO Grand Prix World Champion Mick Doohan AM to Chair the AMC.
The foundation AMC members – all not-for-profit, membership-based organisations – have a combined history of almost 260 years and currently control, regulate, supervise, promote, licence, permit, insure, develop and manage the overwhelming majority of motorsport in Australia.
Together the AMC members represent over 1000 affiliated Motorsport Clubs, 460 Licenced Racetracks and more than 335,000 active participants including 60,000 licence holders and 18,000 trained Officials across all Australian states and territories.
The Board has plans to meet with all State and Territory governments in the first months of 2021.
Objectives of the Australian Motorsport Council
• Identify and address issues that impact the interests of the member bodies;
• Provide a credible united voice and effective advocacy for Australian motorsport, to benefit competitors, officials, venue owners and event organisers;
• Represent the interests of the member bodies and their stakeholders to governments and other concerned bodies;
• Continue to develop and grow motorsport beyond the existing levels of participation;
• Unify the resources and passion of the member bodies to harness the economic, political and social significance of motorsport;
• Ensure that motorsport in Australia is always conducted in accordance with the highest standards of rules, policies and procedures with integrity and in the safest and fairest possible way;
• Advocate for all levels of motorsport to be conducted with the highest levels of governance;
• Improve and promote the safety and innovative developments directly attributable to motorsport.
For more information, visit www.motorsport.org.au/amc