Motorcycle Riders Association Australia (MRAA) is an informal non-profit volunteer organisation representing the interests of motorcycle and scooter riders.
Objectives include protecting the interests of, and promoting fair and sensible laws for riders. As an advocate of road safety as a shared responsibility of all road users, the MRAA shares and discusses rider issues whilst campaigning to help make roads a safer, better and more equitable place for riders.
- The MRAA will ensure motorcycle and scooter riders are kept informed of safety and right to ride issues.
- The MRAA Executive collectively choose not to pursue incorporation, or membership fees. We are all volunteers, and believe our time and expertise is best spent actively lobbying for riders’ rights.
- All administrative costs ie registration fees/renewals, office consumables, communications, and travel costs are shared between the Executive, along with associated costs of producing limited runs of campaign specific merchandise, and once costs covered from sales and postage, the balance donated to our nominated charity.
- Occasionally riders generously offer to donate small amounts specifically as ‘petty cash’, which are always gratefully received, however, never cover all of our costs. These donations are genuinely ‘in kind’ and not tax deductible.
- All correspondence, regardless which member of the Executive produces it, is circulated to other members for input, and unless stated otherwise is not confidential.
- We are not a social riding group, however, our Executive are active members of several SMC’s, commuters, long haul tourers, and ride in support of various charitable organisations.
- In the event the Executive organises a rally or an event, all riders and non riders alike, participate at their own risk.
Motorcycle Riders Association Australia ABN 97 295 370 497 is registered as an Other Unincorporated Entity
An other unincorporated entity is a number of people grouped together by a common purpose with club-like characteristics, for example, a sporting club, social club or trade union.
Some club-like characteristics are that:
- there are members of the association
- the members will normally be free to join or leave the association
- the association will normally continue in existence independently of any change to the composition of the association
- as a matter of history, there will have been a moment in time when a number of persons combined to form the association
- there is a contract (which can fall short of a legally enforceable contract) binding the members among themselves, and
- there is a constitutional arrangement for meetings of members and for appointing officers.