VIC Govt Talks to Riders

The Victorian Government has engaged with riders to resolve conflict between riders, resident and other forest users.

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Nowhere To Ride

There's hardly anywhere to ride legally in NSW.

Land developers, policy exclusion, clowns and noise has resulted in closure of nearly all available areas.

Now there are Environmental problems as riders push into areas they would not have used previously.

Erosion from new track creation, grooving of water diversion banks (roll-overs), creek bank destruction and spreading of weeds and diseases from unwashed machines are all problems now.

Media Release

23 November 2010


The Motorcycle Council of NSW (MCC of NSW) calls upon the NSW state government to immediately introduce Recreational Registration for off-road motorcycles along the lines of the Victorian model.

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Noise Issues

There are two aspects of noise to consider

  • noise made by your motorcycle
  • where and how you use of your motorcycle

Noise can be annoying. It may be a leaf blower, an angle grinder or a motorcycle, the time of day and where you use it in relation to other people can be a nuisance.

In a really quiet area, ANY noise can be noticed. When people go to quiet picnic areas to enjoy the peace and quiet, a noisy motorcycle may disturb them.

Keep your distance and keep the noise to a minimum.

Loud pipes attract enforcement and upset. So does acting the goat around camp grounds or carparks. This marks the person as a fool, someone you don't want as a ride buddy. You want someone with good judgement.

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Noise Regulations:

Motorcycles that are capable of being registered must meet the
Australian Design Rules (ADR's) for noise before they can be sold.

Once registered, a motorcycle must meet Clause 158 of Schedule 2 - Vehicle standards the "In-Service" Regulations administered by the RTA and Police AND are ALSO subject to Clause 18 of the Protection of the Environment Operations (Noise Control) Regulation 2008

The Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 places restrictions on the times that certain activities can be conducted, and also deals with noise being made over long periods

On private property, your Local Council may impose Noise Control Orders, which if breached can result in fines.

Generally, persistent engine noises are not acceptable before 7.00 am and after 8.00 pm

If you disregards these time limits, or the noise is very loud, and you have not resolved the matter by discussion or mediation with neighbours, the police have the power to issue a Noise Abatement Direction It is an offence to disobey such a Direction.