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About Events

All AMA events are to be organised and managed by accredited officials and are to be run using the insurance provided by the AMA where an event is approved and detailed on the AMA event calendar(s).

More information about event insurance is available on our Event insurance page.

All registered events are to be run under the regulations and guidelines of the AMA. 

Membership at AMA Events

AMA membership is suggested for participation in AMA social and pleasure events where motorcycles, ROV, ATV, PWC, motorcars and any towables must be registered. However, AMA membership is mandatory for all events that include the use of unregistered motor vehicles (motorcars, motorcycles, ROV and ATV) in any non competitive or competitive activities.

AMA membership is also mandatory for all events that include the use of registered motor vehicles in any activity where you are training for or practicing for a race, pace making, reliability trial or a speed or hill climbing test, or the vehicle was being used on a race track for any purpose, or any such competitive activity. Membership is mandatory in these circumstances because CTP (Greenslip) policies will not provide cover.   

Certain other event types and classifications may also require full AMA membership for all participants. All event organizers are required to promote AMA membership in all event media. All event officials must be and hold a current AMA officials membership. 

Types of AMA Events

  1. Non Driving/ Riding (Social);
  2. Pleasure Driving/ Riding (Recreation);
  3. Non Competitive/ Untimed Racing (Sport); and
  4. Competitive/ TImed Racing (Sport)

Non Driving/ Riding Events

Non driving/ riding events are social gatherings or shows held at formed or unformed venues for camping, driving and riding enthusiasts. No driving or riding events may be included. Examples of non driving/ riding events are rallies, open house meets, cruise in meets, swap meets, shows, etc. All social events are to be governed by the Social Event Guidelines and are to be managed by an AMA Event Organiser.

Pleasure Driving/ Riding Events

Pleasure driving/ riding events are the activities normally associated with recreational driving/ riding of registered motor vehicles, towables and PWC and their associated activities. 

Pleasure driving and riding events comply with the above definition of a Road, which are for drivers and riders of registered motor vehicles (ATVs, motorcars, motorcycles, ROVs) and towables. Driving and riding events require participants to follow a route and be guided by; following a course or track, tagging along or following a leader, marker, arrow, direction, instruction, map, GPS or any other device or means in order to get to a destination or to return to a designated place. 

Driving and riding events may traverse a ‘road’ route of only sealed surfaces, an ‘adventure’ route of sealed and unsealed surfaces, a ‘trail’ route of only unsealed terrain or a ‘water’ route of open or closed body of water. All driving and riding events are to be governed by the Non Circuit Events Guideline and are to be supervised by an AMA Event Supervisor. 

Non Competitive/ Untimed Racing Events

Non competitive events are the activities which are normally associated with the sporting use of motor vehicles. Non competitive events comply with the above definition of a Public Place, which are for drivers and riders of registered or unregistered motor vehicles.

Non competitive events are usually local activities, which are run according to the Circuit Events Guideline without individual timing, or placings. Non Competitive events keep the options open for AMA chartered organisations to either run easily with no classes or to be an introduction to competition with locally appropriate classes. All AMA competitive events are to be governed by the Circuit Events Guideline or Non Circuit Events Guideline and are to be supervised by an AMA Event Supervisor.

Competitive/ Timed Racing Events

Competitive events are the activities which are normally associated with the sporting (racing) or pre racing (testing) of motor vehicles. Competitive events comply with the above definition of a Public Place, which are for drivers and riders of registered or unregistered motor vehicles. All AMA competitive events are to be governed by the Circuit Events Guideline or Non Circuit Events Guideline, the Competition Guideline and the relevant discipline regulations and are to be supervised by an AMA Event Referee.

Objectives for AMA Events

  • To better the skills and knowledge of drivers and riders through participation in training, programs, sport and recreation activities.
  • To approve safe and well organized social events for members to enjoy activities associated with their interests.
  • To provide guidelines, best practice, regulations and rules for activities to the benefit of the event organizers and members.
  • To enhance the image of AMA events by encouraging responsible use and respectable actions by users.
  • To promote the practice of charity and advocacy by both the organizers and the participants to the communities and entities affected by the activities.

Code of Ethics for AMA Events

As AMA members our activities should be conducted according to the spirit of this Code of Ethics in the camping, driving and riding community and in the community at large.

  • Strive to promote good public relations through your general conduct, the media, activities and community affairs.
  • Abide by all local, state and national laws.
  • Strive to promote cooperative coexistence with other enthusiasts and organizations.
  • Respect the rights and property of all members of the community.
  • Strive to promote the spirit of the principles of Tread Outdoors.

* Individual cover is provided to certain members who have personal accident insurance whilst at and participating in AMA sanctioned events.