Browse some of the most commonly asked questions of us!
How do I try BMX before becoming a member?
We have an introductory participation program named ‘Ride In2BMX’. Throughout the year clubs across the country hold these days to open the sport up to new members.
Of course, if you want to get on track and ride, you can visit your local club anytime, become a member and begin! To become a member – Click here!
BMX is a fun and inclusive sport for everyone. Find your local club here.
What equipment do I need?
The equipment required to participate in or race BMX is listed below:
Any 20 inch or 24 inch (cruiser) BMX bike will be fine. Remove any mudguards, chain guards, kick-stand, pegs and reflectors, for the safety of yourself and other riders.
Ensure that there are no sharp edges on your handlebars (i.e. No torn grips with exposed metal) or pedals, etc. You need a rear hand brake that works. Before riding an official at your club will check your bike and help with any minor adjustments.
NOTE: Transponders are the timing chip used in BMX competitions. You can learn more by CLICKING HERE.
WHAT TO WEAR?
To find out where your local is, check out the link below!
How much will my BMXA membership cost?
The cost of memberships with BMXA vary. When purchasing your licence there is a national fee, state fee and club fee. Memberships for those in Queensland also have a zone fee.
Service/Credit Card Fees also apply.
Click here to view the range of BMXA memberships which you can sign up for.
Am I still considered a Sprocket Rocket when I turn 8 years old? What happens to my Sprocket Rocket membership?
From the 1st of January each year, Sprocket Rockets who are turning 8-years-old in the upcoming year, will automatically move from Sprocket Rocket membership to an Open membership.
For example: If you’re born in November, you would be racing in the 8-year-old’s class (or above – as per the current BMXA Rulebook) from January 1 of the year you are turning 8. Therefore the Sprocket Rocket classes would no longer be offered to you when entering events.
Does my membership come with insurance coverage?
Yes. When you become a member of BMXA, you are automatically covered by BMXA’s insurance program. For information regarding BMXA member insurance, please click here
If I am a member of Mountain Bike Australia or Cycling Australia, am I entitled to any discounts with my BMXA membership?
Cycling Australia and Mountain Bike Australia members are able to obtain an “MTBA/CA Upgrade” membership with BMX Australia.
BMXA require you to have a current licence with these sporting organisations. To apply, please email – email@example.com
Once I am a member, how do I login to my BMXA profile?
To login to your BMXA account, please follow the below steps:
Under the membership tab in the top menu of this website, select login/join. Then type in your membership number and password.
If you follow the above steps, you will be able to manage your membership using the menu across the top of the page.
IF YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN YOUR PASSWORD: There is an option for those that may have forgotten their passwords to retrieve them on the login page. Type your “Membership No” and “Email Address” and click on “Submit”.
An email will be sent to your email address with a link to create a new password to login to your account. The link is valid for 15 minutes.
If you do not receive an email to create a new password, your email address does not match the email address on file at BMX Australia, or if you have any issues – please contact the BMX Australia membership team on firstname.lastname@example.org. We will need to know the member’s name, date of birth, email address and which club you are part of.
To obtain a replacement card, please download the ‘BMX Australia APP” and login using your BMXA membership number and password. Your BMXA Virtual Licence will be available.
Can I have multiple members on the BMXA App – Virtual Card?
5. The current club will either approve or decline the transfer and their response will be sent to you.
6. Once your transfer has been accepted, an email will be sent to your email address.
Please note- Transfer applications may take up to 14 days and BMXA cannot guarantee your transfer will be processed in time for you to renew your membership before expiry should you transfer before renewal.
If you have any questions/issues, please contact the BMX Australia Office – email@example.com 02 9008 1300.
How do I enter an event?
Registering for events is simple and easy for our members. Please follow the below steps to enter:
Click Here to login with your BMXA membership number and password.
Go to the tab “events” on your membership page and select “Available Events”
“All Available” events will show up for all levels. There are tools available to filter events to find what you are looking for.
Once you have filtered your events, the table will show of available events you may enter.
Select the event you wish to enter, and then click on “Enter”.
Scroll down and read all the important information for the event selected. Then Select the class you wish to enter. The only classes you will be able to enter are those that your membership type allows.
A pop-up box will come up with four text boxes which may or may not be required (depending on the event). Those text boxes will be:
Preferred Race Plate Number – the number you wish to race with for this event. Please note you may not always receive this number and the option is to note your preference only.
Transponder ID – All riders entering BMX Australia events require a transponder. A transponder is used to time the races/events. For other events run by states, zones and clubs, please check the event organiser’s requirements.
Bike Size – Please select your Bike Size you are racing for that particular class. The main options available are 20-inch and Cruiser. This is generally noted in the class name of the event you are entering.
Click ‘Register’ once you have selected your classes for this event.
Please carefully read the event declaration and event details prior to going to continuing to the payment gateway for your event. Fill out the required Fields and proceed with payment once this is done.
A receipt will be sent to the email address listed on your BMXA profile.
BMX Australia has a range of events, which start from Clubbies to Opens, to Series, State and National events.
Depending on your ability, goals and training – we recommend you following the BMX Australia Athlete Pathway
BMX Australia results can be found on EzyEventing – Click Here
We also have results available on the BMX Australia APP. Simply click on the tab “Event Results”.
How do I organise my race plate number?
Race Plate Numbers are different in particular states, please see below:
Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Tasmania
If you are a member of the above states, please speak to your Club’s Registrar or a Committee Member to select a race plate number within your club.
In South Australia, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, BMXA Member Number and club name. You will be sent a copy of the list of all available numbers in SA. Please send back your top preferences and BMXSA will confirm your allocated number.
Victoria and Western Australia
In VIC and WA, your BMXA member profile will be updated with your allocated race plate number within 1-2 weeks of joining BMX Australia. Please contact BMX Victoria or BMX Western Australia if your profile has not been updated.
For contact details of State Associations, please Click Here.
What colour race plate should I use?
To find out which Race Plate colour and the colour numbers, please Click Here.
Do I need a transponder?
For events within Australia, transponders are required for National events. Riders CANNOT hire transponders from BMXA for these events. To purchase a transponder, please click here.
BMX racing can be fast paced and finishes can be extremely close. Transponders times riders competing in a race to the millisecond and determines finishing places.
For BMX Australia events, these are required and cannot be hired. State, Zone and Club events may have hire options and you should check with your event organiser.
I want to enter an event overseas, what should I do?
Find out information on the event, normally there is a website associated to that particular event and it should provide information on how to enter.
If an event is run by UCI – event entries will need to go through BMX Australia. Please email – email@example.com for more information.
If an event is run by USA BMX – a membership application form will need to be filled out and completed. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the current form.
For any other countries, please contact the event organiser and request further information if there is no information provided on their website.
If you have any issues, please email – email@example.com for more information.
What do I need to do to race overseas?
If you are racing at an International event, you may be required to hold an International Licence (UCI Licence).
Submit your completed application to Cycling Australia at least ONE MONTH PRIOR to departure from Australia or the date of your first event (whichever is earlier). Urgent applications (required within 5 business days) will attract a Cycling Australia Priority Processing Fee.
It will take approximately four weeks to process your licence application and get your International Licence.
You can help minimise processing time by ensuring that when you lodge your application, you have provided all the information and documentation required. Please note that if all the information or documentation is not provided, your application cannot be processed.
Email the completed form to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please remember that all licences expire on the 31 December in each year.
BMX Australia also offers our members an ‘international add on’ component to their existing membership which provides insurance coverage at an international event. Included is sports injury and travel insurance coverage at race meetings outside of Australia.
What is the difference between a Cruiser and 20” bike?
Bicycles with 20” wheels in diameter may be raced only in standard categories. Cruisers may be raced only in Cruiser categories.
With the exception below, all bicycles used in the standard 20” type must be equipped with matching wheels that are nominally 20” in diameter.
The total diameter of the wheels, inflated tyres included, shall not exceed 22 1/2” (57cm). The total diameter of the wheels, inflated tires included, in the cruiser type shall measure at least 22 1/2” (57cm), and the total diameter of the wheels, inflated tyres included, shall be no larger than 26” in diameter. The bicycles of riders aged 6 and under may be equipped with wheels smaller than 20”
In summary – the difference is in the wheel sizing, and both categories are normally offered within National, State and Club events.
Where can I find the rulebook?
For the current BMX Australia Rule Book, please click here
If you have been medically suspended, a medical clearance certificate will need to be supplied to BMX Australia – email@example.com.
We sure do! BMX Australia has a weekly newsletter called ‘The Dirt’ and provides our members on important news, events and exciting things within the BMXA Community.
How do I become a coach?
To become a BMX Australia Coach, please Click Here.
How do I become an official?
To become a BMX Australia Official, please Click Here.
BMX Australia have a Youtube Channel which provides the world a variety of great footage from National Championships to National Series Rounds, to Interviews and many other great BMXA footage!
Where can I buy a race plate?
SEAL Custom BMX Race Plates is the official supplier for BMX Australia’s race plates. CLICK HERE to grab your race plate or design your own custom BMX race plate.
Please find below the colour race plate you will need to purchase:
Yellow: Men/boys open age classes of 8 years old and above.
Orange: Sprocket riders/boys and girls of ages 7 and below.
Blue: Women/Girls open age classes of 8 years old and above.
Red: Any gender, competing on a 24 inch wheel size bike.
Purple: Mini Wheelers/ kids competing on a balance/walking bike without pedals.
Green: Riders competing in the novice class age classes.
Note: If you are a 4-month member, please purchase the race plate colour applicable to the age of your membership. For example if you are over 8-years, purchase an open colour race plate.
I have never been to a National Championships/National Series before. Do I need to qualify in order to race?
No. All members with a 4 Month – Sprocket Rocket, 4 Month – Open, Open, Sprocket Rocket or MTBA/CA Upgrade membership can come out and ride at National events (unless written in the Technical Guide).