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Our History

Motorsport Australia is a not-for-profit member-based organisation focused on the development, regulation and administration of motorsport across Australia.

Previously known as the Confederation of Australia Motor Sport (CAMS), Motorsport Australia changed its trading name on 1 January 2020 to better reflect its standing as the peak body for motorsport in Australia.

Motorsport Australia has a proud history and has been the custodian of motorsport in Australia since 1953. The organisation is the Australian delegated National Sporting Authority (ASN) by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the governing body for world motorsport and the federation of the world’s leading motoring organisations; a responsibility held since 1958.

Motorsport throughout the world is directed and controlled by the FIA. Founded in 1904, with headquarters in Paris, the FIA is a not-for-profit association. It brings together 219 national motoring and sporting organisations from 130 countries on five continents. Its member clubs represent more than 100 million motorists and their families. 

The FIA has been dedicated to representing the rights of motoring organisations and motor car users throughout the world via campaigns and activities that defend their interests. On issues such as safety, mobility, the environment and consumer law the FIA actively promotes the interests of motorists at the United Nations, within the European Union and through other international bodies.

The FIA is also the governing body for motorsport worldwide. It administers the rules and regulations for all international four-wheeled motor sport including the FIA Formula One World Championship, FIA World Rally Championship and FIA World Touring Car Championship. The FIA aims to ensure that motorsport is conducted in accordance with the highest standards of safety, fairness and social responsibility. So that the above standards may be exercised in a fair and equitable manner the FIA has drawn up the “International Sporting Code” (the Code). Motorsport Australia, together with in excess of 120 other ASNs in over 100 nations, is committed to carrying out the mission of the FIA. As such Motorsport Australia is responsible for the regulation and organisation of motorsport across Australia consistent with FIA regulations and processes.

In many countries the ASN is also the body recognised for all motoring activities, including sporting and touring. However in some countries, including Australia, the sporting power and touring authority are held by separate and independent bodies. The FIA’s touring affiliate in Australia since 1972 is the Australian Automobile Association (AAA). Motorsport Australia, in partnership with the AAA, delivers the FIA’s objectives and programs across Australia. 

Motorsport Australia is also the recognised National Sporting Organisation (NSO) for motor sport by the Commonwealth Government via Sport Australia.

In 2019, Motorsport Australia moved its National Office to Canterbury, Victoria ahead of its rebrand. This new office, known as Motorsport Australia House, also provides a physical home for the Australian Motorsport Hall of Fame, paying tribute to each existing member of the Hall of Fame.

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Motorsport Australia's Core Purpose

TO BE A REGULATOR AND FIA-DELEGATED AUTHORITY

Under the auspices of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), continue to regulate the sport in a professional, streamlined and customer-focused manner as the delegated National Sporting Authority (ASN). This will be achieved through the National Competition Rules and suite of sporting and technical regulations commensurate with the level and type of event using the principle of simple rules for simple events and adequate rules for other events.

Continue to promote the principles of safety, fairness and social responsibility in the conduct of motorsport within Australia.


TO FOCUS ON SPORT AND CLUB DEVELOPMENT

Deliver leadership, innovation, customer focused and responsive services that positively contribute to increased participation, interest, high performance and to contribute to the social capital of Australian communities.

Implementation of proactive sport, club, community and member development programs that provide an environment for our members that helps them experience motoring in a positive, enjoyable and effortless manner.

Focus on increasing equity and diversity within the sport and organisation through the delivery of proactive inclusion and integration programs that transcend race, religion, gender, age and creed, including but not limited to youth, women, disabled, indigenous and culturally diverse groups.

Nurture an organisational culture and ethos that builds on club-level activity and promotes volunteerism and Motorsport Australia as an organisation of choice.


TO FOSTER AND DEVELOP PARTNERSHIPS WITH OTHER MOTORING BODIES AND STAKEHOLDERS

Provide an operating environment that engages with and responds to the needs of our members, customers, stakeholders and communities. Foster and develop strategic partnerships locally, nationally and internationally that contribute to an integrated approach to achieving the objectives of Motorsport Australia and our partners.


TO BE A PEAK BODY FOR “MOTORING ENTHUSIASTS”

Proactively engage and encourage motor enthusiast bodies and individuals within Motorsport Australia using appropriate affiliation packages, programs and initiatives.

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