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Membership and Licencing

Updated: 30 May 2024

Do I need a membership/licence to race with WACX?

Yes. All riders (including kids) entering WACX races need to have a valid AusCycling racing membership/licence. When racing, your licence protects you with third-party public liability and personal accident insurance. You can read more about the specific insurance protections offered under AusCycling.

What is AusCycling?

On 1 November 2020, a national governing body called AusCycling was formed from the merging of the three big national cycling sporting organisations; Cycling Australia, Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) and BMX Australia.

So, now you can now get a single membership that will cover you for cyclocross, mountain bike, gravel, road, track and BMX racing.

How do I become a WACX member?

You may be surprised to hear that WACX is itself not a club. We operate under the umbrella of Perth Mountain Bike Club (PMBC). As such, we encourage all riders to join PMBC to support the club. When you purchase an AusCycling membership, you will be required to select a club to join. Naturally, we recommend joining PMBC!

How do I transfer an existing club membership over to Perth Mountain Bike Club?

If you already have an AusCycling membership and are affiliated with another club, transferring your existing membership so that PMBC is your Primary Club is as easy as contacting Memberships team at AusCycling. We would prefer you do this before renewing your AusCycling membership so that club fees are appropriately allocated, but this can be done at any time. Contact the AusCycling Memberships team by raising a ticket.

AusCycling does allow Race and Lifestyle members to join as many clubs as they wish. You can join PMBC with a “Club Add-On” for only $25 and still remain a member of your current club too.

You will need to choose which club will be your Primary Club on your membership profile for voting purposes under the AusCycling Constitution. Generally, your Primary Club will be the first club that you joined. To update your Primary Club raise a ticket with the AusCycling Memberships team.

How do I get an AusCycling membership/licence?

Racing in any cycling discipline has become a lot easier because all major cycling disciplines, including cyclocross, mountain bike, gravel, road, track and BMX are now encompassed under the AusCycling umbrella.

AusCycling memberships/licences last for 12-months from the date of purchase and monthly payment options are available. Prices below do not include the $20 club fee to support club activities. This club fee is waived for Under 13 and younger riders. WACX encourages riders to join Perth Mountain Bike Club (PMBC) as our races are held under the PMBC banner.

If you know which membership/licence you need, visit the AusCycling website to sign up.

If you need to renew your existing AusCycling membership, simply login to the AusCycling membership administration platform.

Make sure you download your digital membership card to your phone so you can show the friendly WACX volunteers at the event registration tent each day you race. You will also need your race licence information handy when you register online for WACX races via the EntryBoss race entry platform.

Which AusCycling membership/licence option is right for me?

All prices listed below are for annual memberships.

Race All Discipline [more info]

Designed for members who want it all on two wheels, a licence where you can compete in cyclocross, mountain bike, gravel, road, track and BMX events right around Australia.

  • Adult (Ages 19 – 64) $360
  • Concession (U19, 65+, Para) $175
  • Under 13 (Ages 8 – 12) $109
  • 7 and Under (Ages 2 – 7) $81

Race Off-Road [more info]

Riders can participate in cyclocross, mountain bike and BMX competitions nationwide. Under this licence you cannot compete in road or track events.

  • Adult (Ages 19 – 64) $244
  • Concession (U19, 65+, Para) $175
  • Under 13 (Ages 8 – 12) $109
  • 7 and Under (Ages 2 – 7) $81

4 week Free Trial [more info]

AusCycling offers free trial memberships for those who want to dip into riding and racing. This membership allows you to participate in WACX racing events.

Trial memberships are available for riders who have not held an AusCyclimng membership in the last 3 years.

Family Memberships [more info]

Discounts are available for members residing at the same address with a Lifestyle or Racing membership. Two members get a 10% discount, three or more a 15% discount. Note: club fee will be applied after the discount is calculated.

Australian Defence Force and AusTriathlon Discounts [more info]

AusCycling offers discounts for Race Off-Road and Race All Discipline memberships to all current and former Australian Defence Force personnel, reservists, allied forces and veterans. Discounts are also offered to AusTriathlon members. Contact the AusCycling Membership Team if this applies to you.