Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation
The Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation process is for photographers, videographers and journalists seeking accreditation for Motorsport Australia sanctioned motorsport events held around Australia.
Photographers, videographers and journalists are required to comply with the Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation Policy and all accredited media, excluding journalists, will need to purchase a new Motorsport Australia Media vest for each calendar
Should you have any queries regarding media accreditation, please contact the Motorsport Australia Media department via [email protected] or on 1300 883 959.
Please note: All media accreditations will be processed at the end of each month.
2024 Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation
Applications for 2024 Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation are now being accepted.
In 2023, the Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation application process was 100 per cent digital, and the application/renewal process will run the same this year, completed through the Member Portal system.
All photographers and videographers who wish to receive their vest in readiness of the new year, must submit your completed application by no later than 23:59 on Sunday 15 December.
Applications submitted on Monday 16 December or later will not be processed until midway through January, meaning vests are unlikely to be delivered until early February.
If you have not held media accreditation before, you can register for a new account here: https://portal.motorsport.org.au/octozy/register
All new applications can head straight to “My Applications” on the navigation bar, click ‘create new application’ and select media accreditation.
Renewing/Upgrading your Media Accreditation
Head to the login page for the Motorsport Australia Member Portal here.
Simply log in to the portal and click the “Renew” button within the Licences and Accreditations section on the left of the dashboard.
Please note that renewing members do not need to provide a link to a gallery/portfolio in the
“Other Details” page during the process.
If you are wanting to upgrade, you can head to “My Applications” on the navigation bar, click ‘create new application’
and select media accreditation.
Those who are wanting an upgrade will need to provide published material that showcases their work.
We would highly recommend you do not use the auto fill option in your browser when filling out
your applications and that you fill out everything manually.
Clearing cache and cookies can also help you navigate through the process if you are having issues.
Follow the prompts to renew your accreditation.
Please note: If you are a renewing member, you do not need provide a link to a gallery/portfolio in the “Other Details” page during the process.
Download the Motorsport Australia app to your device. Login using your member portal details.
Your card will appear and can be used to show event organisers, along with your hi-vis vest (photographers only).
Why Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation?
There are several benefits in having Media Accreditation:
- You receive personal accident insurance through Motorsport Australia which provides for a certain amount of compensation in the event that you are injured. Without this insurance you will not be covered by Motorsport Australia for any injuries you suffer at an event.
- Having Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation makes a clear statement to event organisers about the quality of your portfolio, that you are bound by the Media Accreditation Policy and that you are endorsed by Motorsport Australia. Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation is recognised by event organisers.
- Many event organisers may restrict access to certain areas of an event to those who hold Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation. Those without Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation may not be able to access areas beyond those available to general spectators.
Note: Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation does not entitle holder automatic entry to events such as Supercars, Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix or Shannons SpeedSeries. It is highly recommended that Accredited Media contact the event organiser or the event's media personnel before going to an event.
All media accreditations will be processed at the end of each month.
Media Accreditation Policy
Photographers, videographers and journalists renewing or applying for Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation MUST read the Policy before renewing or applying for accreditation.
The Policy contains important information about the application process as well as outlining key rules which you must follow at each event to enhance your safety.
Motorsport Australia Accredited Media will also be required to wear their Motorsport Australia media vest at events at all times.
Click here for more information on the Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation Policy.
Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) / Drone Operator Policy
Commonly referred to as 'drones', a RPA can be used at a Motorsport Australia permitted event providing the RPA is operated within the guidelines of the Motorsport Australia policy. The Policy contains important information about the application process as well as outlining key rules which you must follow at each event to enhance your safety.
Click here to view more information on the Drone Operator Policy.