In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Motorsport Australia Board has approved changes to the expiration of certain licence types. These changes were the result of a month long consultation by Motorsport Australia with members and other stakeholders.
Motorsport Australia President Andrew Papadopoulos said with State and Federal Government restrictions still in place across the country, there was a need to ensure licence holders were supported.
“We are certainly very keen for motorsport to return, but we are currently in somewhat of a holding pattern as we wait for things to improve,” Papadopoulos said.
“As such, over recent weeks, our administration has been working out the best solution for our licence holders, in consultation with State Councils and clubs, and have determined that those with national and clubman licences will automatically have their licences extended as outlined below:
- All National and Clubman licence holders whose licence has
- expired in the period from 1 January to 31 March 2020, and have yet to renew, will be extended to 30 June, 2020
- an upcoming expiry in April, May or June 2020 will have their expiry date extended to 30 September, 2020
- an upcoming expiry in July, August and September 2020 will have their expiry dates extended to 31 December, 2020
- an upcoming expiry in October, November and December 2020 will have their expiry dates extended to 31 March, 2021
- an upcoming expiry in January, February and March 2021will have their expiry dates extended to 30 June, 2021
- All Junior and Speed licences to be subject to a price freeze until 31 December, 2021;
All licence holders will also be given the opportunity to utilise a buy one, get one free Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships General Admission ticket for the round of their choice in 2020 or 2021.
Speed licence holders will also receive a $25 Motorsport Australia estore voucher valid for 12 months if they renew prior to 30 June 2020.
“The changes to the expiration dates also allow us to move National and Clubman licences on to a more regular renewal cycle, meaning that renewals can be processed every quarter, instead of every month as is the case now. This will ensure our membership team can perform as efficiently as possible, making the annual renewal of a licence as simple as possible for members and reducing any delays.”
Papadopoulos added that “we looked at a number of options and determined that allowing members to delay their renewal and then obtain an extension was the fairest outcome”.
The above changes to expiry dates will come into effect on 1 May, 2020.
Anyone with queries can contact the Motorsport Australia hotline, which is still available via phone on 1300 883 959 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.