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MRAWA Achievements


Ongoing Work

Results from the 2020 Motorcycle Safety Forum and survey converted into a Motorcycle Safety Strategy 2021 – 2025

  • Appeal to the decision to ban Motorcycles the use of priority bus lanes.
  • WA Motorcycle Black Spot Programme Review
  • Advanced Rider Skills Training promotion
  • Promote more motorcycle specific Road Safety Audits.
  • Educate the WA riding community about MotoCap

Motorcycle Safety Week.


Lane filtering legislation approval


Submission to the 2021  WA Road Safety Strategy.

Motorcycle rider safety survey

2014- 2020

Presentations at Road Safety Forums focusing on motorcycle safety.


First Motorcycle Rider Handbook printed

Introduction of L.A.M.S. into W.A.

2009 – 2014

  • Safer Roads for Motorcyclists DVD (An educational tool for road engineers)
  • Printed the first edition of The Good Gear Guide in Australia
  • Improved learner rider training (ongoing)
  • Motorcycle Safety Forums ongoing
  • Published Breaking Habits booklet
  • Published Make Yourself Visible booklet
  • Motorcycle Safety Week (ongoing)
  • Free Ride Right skills enhancement courses (ongoing)
  • Submission to Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Motorcycle Safety
  • Appointment of a Motorcycle Safety Officer within Main Roads WA
  • Motorcycle rider on reviews of motorcycle rider fatality and serious crashes in WA
  • Motorcycle helmet WA regulation reform (acceptance of the European international standards ECE 22.05 for helmet use in Western Australia.


Note - all of the actions where completed over the next 3 years.

Motorcycle and Scooter Safety Advisory Group  committee was been set up as a permanent group that will meet every two months to discuss progress from the forums and discuss other actions that we can take for rider safety. The Committee consists of high ranking representative from RACWA, Office of Road Safety, Police, Department of Transport, Main Roads Department, WA Local Government Association, Motor Traders Association, and Motorcycle Riders Association of WA

Successfully lobbied the WA government to scrap the increase on motorcycle on street parking levy by 400% from $90.45 to $460.90 and after a meeting with the Minister for Transport we managed to get the motorcycle levy dropped completely, the  flow on effect was that the City of Perth suspended its plans to install parking metres on motorcycle bays as there was no cost to them.

Worked successfully with the City of Perth to establish 3 areas in the CBD for free untimed motorcycle parking.

2008 - 2009

The last of the three forums of the Motorcycle and Scooter Safety Action Group (MSSAG) was held on August 15th this was the last meeting in the Outcomes, Lists and Actions (O.L.A. process) with 48 actions agreed to by government department and stakeholder groups that included what we want to achieve, the action to be taken, the benefit and the completion date for the action. Although this was to be the last forum we will hold a follow up forum in 12 months with all attendees at the third forum invited to be given an update of the progress of the actions.


Note – this was turning point in the MRAWA having a real voice in rider safety, from this time on we were invited give our input into most discussions within Government concerning us.

MRAWA attended the Motorcycle and Scooter Safety Summit in Canberra. This is the summit that was the catalyst for many changes in rider safety that we have today.


MRAWA called for the RACWA to be dismissed from the WA Road Safety Council, as they were not seen to represent the safety of motorcycle riders, as was their responsibility.

2002 to present

Ran the annual Motorcycle Awareness ride, that is now the annual Motorcycle Safety Week.


Made a successful submission to the Coroners court after two motorcycle fatalities involving infrastructure at roundabouts. The coroners findings were for local councils to consider dangers to  motorcycle riders in the design of roundabouts and remove any potentially dangerous objects that could cause injury  to riders such as solid objects on the roundabout or on the outside and approaches to the roundabout.

MRAWA sent copies of the Coroners finding to all 134 Local Councils in W.A. and to Main Roads W.A.

1984 - Motorcycle Awareness Ride

History Of Motorcycle Safety Week:

The Motorcycle Riders Association WA first started this annual event in 1984, back then it was known as Motorcycle Awareness Ride and was focused on making other road users more aware of riders on the road. Over the years the event has gone through many changes and in 2010 it was decided to change the name to Motorcycle Safety Week with the focus being on rider safety through awareness of both riders and drivers on our road.

We started what is the current version of Motorcycle Safety Week in 2010 with a week of activities starting at the Toodyay Motorcycle Festival, later to become the York Motorcycle Festival that has been the launch of our Motorcycle Safety Week since then.

We introduced the Motorcycle Safety Forums in 2014 and have held a Forum every two years since then, to help give riders a voice in their own safety on the our WA roads, these forums have presentations and representatives from all the relevant Government agencies and riders are encouraged to raise there concerns and ideas at these forums.

1982 - Established

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