Welcome to the site of the Motorcycle Riders' Association of South Australia.
The MRASA is the recognised voice for motorcycling with the Government.
Please visit our about page for
more information on what the MRASA is about.
Notification of MRASA Inc. Annual General Meeting for 2021
The Annual General Meeting of the MRASA Inc. will be held at 7pm on Monday 15th February 2021 at the
MSA Hall, 251 The Parade, Beulah Park.|
All positions of the Association listed below will be declared vacant and the following positions on the
2021-2022 committee will be filled through election.
At this meeting the Auditor for the 2021-2022 year will be nominated. All current financial members
of the MRASA Inc are eligible to stand for election to one or more of the positions. Nominations should
be in writing to the Secretary of the Association prior to the beginning of the AGM and evidence of
current membership must be provided. All members are invited to attend the meeting.
- President (Executive committee member)
- Vice President (Executive committee member)
- Secretary (Executive committee member)
- Treasurer (Executive committee member)
- Road Safety Officer
- Minutes Secretary
- Membership Secretary
- Register Liaison Officer
- Stock Control Officer
- General Committee Representatives (number unspecified until the AGM)
- Magazine Editor
A proxy form allows you to nominate another financial member to vote on your behalf. The omination form
will allow you to nominate yourself or another financial member for a position on the committee. These forms are
available using the links below.
Proxy Form 2021 (form and information combined)
Nomination Form 2021 (A4 with two forms per page)
Sub Committee representatives to the MRASA committee include
and will be elected by the sub-committee at meetings held within 4 weeks of the AGM.
- Toy Run
- Scooter Club
Proposed changes to the GLS - 12 November 2020
2017 saw a spike in motorcyclist deaths on South Australian Roads. The Labor Government sought to revise
the existing graduated licencing scheme (GLS) as a mechanism to reduce the numbers. Motorcycling advocacy
groups were consulted, and a resolution was devised to adopt many recommendations in a CASR report that
had already been tabled. No action was taken for all of 2018, which could be attributed to a change in
Government. Minister Wingard met with the MRA in early 2019 to discuss the plans on the GLS changes.
Draft legislation changes were well underway at that time. |
Due to a lack of action, the MRA met with the shadow minister and a private member's bill was tabled in
Parliament mid-2019. This also failed to cause minister Wingard to introduce the new legislation to Parliament.
Following the death of a 19-year-old rider in November 2019 the Government again announced proposed legislation
changes, but to no avail.
Moving forward another 12 months and on 12 November 2020 Road Safety Minister Vincent Tarzia announced he
would be introducing a bill of proposed new laws. This comes 3 years after the 2017 statistics were spiralling
out of control. We will wait to see how the bill progresses, and if these new measures will have any impact on
fatalities and serious injuries. Here is a summary of the proposed changes to the GLS.
Restrictions on age, towing, transmission type, alcohol and time of day have been introduced or tightened.
Of particular note is the lifting of the minimum age to 18, which falls in line with Victorian legislation,
and makes SA equal highest in minimum age to have a motorcycle licence. The MRA does NOT support this change.
Raising the minimum age has been introduced in other jurisdictions and has not been shown to reduce the number
of motorcyclist fatalities. A 2019 survey on increasing the minimum age in SA revealed only 36% support from
both the public and the riding community.
- RAISING the minimum age for a learner's permit from 16 to 18 (16 if living in regional SA and travelling for
education, work or sport, and 17 if holding a provisional car licence).
- BANNING passengers, vehicle towing and riding between midnight and 5am unless exempt, regardless of holding
any other licence, while on a learner's permit.
- INCREASING the minimum age for an R-date licence - the equivalent of a provisional licence - from 17 to 19
while ensuring a learner's permit is held for at least 12 months.
- PROHIBITING alcohol, irrespective of holding any other licence, while on an R-date licence.
- RESTRICTING riders who tested on automatic transmission motorcycles to those bikes only.
The MRA would like to see the rider training system overhauled, with a view to creating a new generation of
riders who are less prone to risk taking and have better knowledge of riding principles and skills. We would
like the Government to support MotoCAP and actively promote riders to make better choices with regards to
The MRA has been actively involved in road safety in South Australia. Our involvement and submissions to the
Road Safety Strategy to 2031 and Infrastructure SA (2019) clearly define mechanisms and strategies that will
assist in road safety and hopefully reduce fatalities and serious injuries in our state.
Here is the related article written by Road Safety Officer Ebi Lux in
response to Minister Tarzia's proposal.
This will be published in the December Centrestand magazine.
Here are the links to archived articles on the MRASA website. |
These have been indexed by the year of posting.
MRASA Achievements and Projects
The MRASA achievements and projects listing is in a prelimary state of delivery.
We look forward to your feedback on the contents of this page.
ICE - your emergency contacts in your phone
In Case of Emergency (ICE) is a program that enables first responders such as paramedics, firefighters,
and police officers, as well as hospital personnel to contact the next of kin of the owner of a working
mobile phone to obtain important medical or support information. The phone entry or entries are intended
to supplement or complement written information in a wallet or on a marked bracelet or necklace.|
To learn more about the ICE and other methods of access to emergency contacts please view our
In Case of Emergency page.
If a motorcyclist is involved in a crash, in most cases it is best to leave their
helmet on as it provides support to the head and neck. Only remove the helmet if
the casualty is unconscious, is vomiting, has severe head injuries and/or bleeding.
Removing a helmet needs to be done by a trained person.|
First responders will almost always think it is important to remove the helmet.
To help inform first responders NOT to remove your helmet, you can affix a sticker.
The MRASA produced a run of these stickers over a decade ago, and they were all distributed.
These stickers are also currently available from FAFM, and one is provided as part of attending their first aid course.
The MRASA has decided this should be available to all South Australian motorcyclists, so at the 2016
Toy Run the MRASA will be handing out FREE helmet stickers.
Be sure to get yours if you want one. An MRASA initiative for the safety of all motorcyclists.
We welcome all interested people to attend our General Meetings. See the Meetings page for
more details. MRASA Committee & General Meetings are held at the hall of Motorcycling South Australia, 251 The Parade Beulah Park.
Lane Filtering reminder...
Reminder - Lane Filtering has been legal in South Australia since 15 April 2017|
South Australian law addressing lane filtering specifically states:
- speed limited to 30kph
- cannot use bicycle, bus or tram lanes
- no passing between vehicles and kerb
- no filtering at roundabouts
- not in school zones during school hours
- only for riders on a full licence
We have posted a few new items on the Links page, including a link to the LAMS approved motorcycle list,
and a link to the World Health Organization global road safety report 2013. Use the About menu above or
access the Links page here.
Motorcycling Fact Sheet - Roadworthiness
We are providing a copy of the Motorcycling Fact Sheet as
published by the DPTI for the benefit of members and the motorcycling public.
Our aim is to publicise a readily available document in the interests of ensuring our
members understand the minimum requirements for their bike to be roadworthy. If by following the
guidelines a member finds their bike needs work, the potential saving is about $500 ($350 fine for
riding an unroadworthy vehicle and at least $150 fee for the inspection to certify the defect has
been fixed) and then there is the demerit points and possible time off work to attend the assessment
to be considered as well.