To ensure safety and so that junior riders know the rules of racing, Motorcycling Australia has created a Junior Coaching Program (JCP) for all riders aged 7 to under 16 who wish to obtain or renew a competition licence.
The JCP applies to all current and potential junior riders aged between 7 and under 16 (7-U16) who wish to obtain or renew a competition licence.
Details of the JCP can also be found in the 'Kick Start – Getting Started In Junior Motorcycle Sport' booklet, which is typically distributed to clubs in mid-June, as well as chapter 3 of the Manual of Motorcycle Sport.
Juniors will need to complete coaching before obtaining a Junior National Licence, and when they want to step up to a bigger bike. On this page you will find the following information: New Junior Licence Applicants - Kick Start Program
- Junior Coaching Program - Competitor Log Book
- Coaching to Ride a Higher Capacity Bike
- One Event Competition Licences for Club and Interclub Events
- Upgrading from a Mini Licence to a Junior National Licence
New Junior competition licence applicants
- Kick Start
All first time junior riders wishing to take out a competition licence (including a One Event Licence) must first undertake motorcycle coaching called Kick Start. The Kick Start Program involves both a Practical Riding Test and Multiple Choice Theory.
The Practical Riding Test and is made up of 12 modules that a new junior rider must complete and have signed off by a coach.
A rider can take as much time as they need to complete the required coaching modules and they may even conduct the test over a number of days or weeks and have instruction from different coaches. Coaching can take a minimum of five hours, or until the coach is satisfied that the rider is competent
Kick Start assessment must be completed with a minimum Club, Level 1 or Level 2 coach. Please contact your club for Kick Start coaches.
The multiple choice Theory Test is made up of 25 questions on the basic rules and regulations of motorcycle sport. The answers to all 25 questions are located within the "Kick Start - Getting Started In Junior Motorcycle Sport" booklet (available from your coach).
The completed multiple choice Theory Test and Practical Riding test must be signed off by a coach and returned to Motorcycling Queensland with the licence application.
Cost to attend a Kick Start assessment
It is recommended that coaches conducting the Kick Start Practical and Theory assessments must not charge more than $30 per rider. There is no set fee for coaches who are conducting coaching for higher capacity bikes.
What if I have completed Kick Start and want to upgrade to a higher capacity bike?
Riders wishing to undertake the necessary coaching to renew their competition licence or step-up to a 125cc 2 stroke or 250cc 4 stroke must complete coaching with an accredited Level 1 or 2 licenced motorcycle sport coach.
Hours must be completed under a Motorcycling Queensland coaching permit and all riders should ensure that hours completed are noted in their Log Book. Log books can be applied for from MQ - application form here
Motorcycling Queensland will conduct 'spot checks' to ensure that hours signed off in the Log Book are part of a permitted coaching day. Where hours have been signed off that are not part of a permitted coaching day, penalties will apply to both the rider and the person or coach signing the Log Book.
Junior Coaching Program - Competitor Log Book
Once the licence has been approved and the rider has completed of all competency requirements, the junior competition licence applicant will be forwarded a Junior Coaching Program - Competitor Log Book.
The aim of the Log Book is to improve safety for all junior competitors by having them maintain an up-to-date record.
Junior riders must present their Log Book along with their competition licence at all race meetings and coaching days.
Log Books can only be issued by State Controlling Bodies such as Motorcycling Queensland. Download a log book application here
One Event Competition Licences for Club and Interclub events
Junior participants who want to participate in a meeting by taking out a One Meeting Competition Licence must have completed Kick Start and have been issued with a Log Book. Download a log book application here.
Current Mini Licence holders wishing to upgrade to a Junior National Licence must first complete Kick Start and be issued with an updated licence and a Log Book.