Licence Membership FAQ
Licence Membership FAQ
1 What is a cycling membership/licence and why do I need one?
Whether you are interested in competing in competitive cycling on the road or track, or you are simply looking for a recreational licence which gives you great insurance coverage, we have a licence that will suit EVERY type of cyclist.
2 What type of licence should I get?
This depends on whether you are interested in racing competitively, or whether you just want a recreational licence which covers you when you ride socially. CQ offers licences for both the competitive and recreational side of cycling. For more info on licences, please go to Membership.
3 What age category do I fall into?
For most licences, categories are age based, such as Junior and senior racing licences, that is they are based on the year which you were born. For Recreational licences, it is not aged based. For more details, check Licence categories under Licence Categories.
4 How do I purchase a licence?
Click here to go to our membership section.
5 Does CQ cater for the recreational cyclist?
Yes! Cyclists can purchase a RECREATIONAL licence which provides comprehensive, around the clock insurance coverage during logged training or social riding (individual and/or group) including organised events. This cover includes but is not limited to personal accident, $20m public liability, third party, medical expenses and loss of income. Read more here.
6 What kind of insurance do I get with my licence?
For more information on insurance coverage please go to Insurance Benefits.
7 What kind of other benefits do I get with my licence?
8 Do I have to join a club?
Yes, you will need to affiliate with a
Which club you join is entirely up to you, you might like to look at a club that is close to you in order to minimise travelling time, or you might like to look at which clubs do either track and/or road racing or other particulars.
9 I want to transfer to another club. Do I have complete a form?
Yes. Please read below for the type of form required and any associated fees.
(a) A clearance is a statement by a club secretary or official verifying that a club member or a previous club member is free from all financial encumbrances or other racing penalties of that club.
(b) A clearance shall be given within three (3) days to a person who qualifies and applies in writing for same.
(c) A member, who is re-affiliating through a different club to the one which they were affiliated within the previous year, shall be required to obtain a clearance in writing from that club. Click here to download Clearance Form
(d) Lapsed Membership
A person who as at any time during the preceding five years been a member of the Association through a club other than the club through which they now apply for affiliation, shall obtain a clearance from their previous club, provided that rule (c) does not apply.
(a) A member wishing to transfer from one club to another during the year will be required to:
(i) Obtain a clearance in writing from the club to which the member belonged. If from a
(ii) Obtain an acceptance in writing from the club to which the member intends joining.
(iii) Complete and forward an Application to Transfer to the Chief Executive Officer of the Association for approval of the Board. Click here to download Application to Transfer Form.
(iv) Pay the prescribed transfer fee of $50.00.
(b) Upon approval to transfer by the Board, the member will be deemed to have transferred as from the date upon which the Application to Transfer, together with the clearance, acceptance and transfer fee was received by the Chief Executive Officer.
10 If my licence is stolen, lost, misplaced etc. is there a fee for a new one?
Yes. The fee for a new licence is $26.50. Please contact Cycling Australia on (02) 9339 5800.
11 I am new to cycling and want to know if there are any introductory or participation/recreational licences?
Yes, we have introductory licences which enable you to 'try before you buy' a full licence/membership. They are:
3 Ride Permits: The 3 Ride Permit is valid for 3 club races. (Not valid for Opens, Nationals, Championship events and Restricted Opens only with CQ approval)
Day Permits: The Day Licence is a single club race permit. (Not valid for Opens, Nationals, Championship events and Restricted Opens only with CQ approval)
'KIDZ' Licence: A $10 KIDZ licence for J13 age riders and below for use in club events only.
VIP Junior & Women Licences: This is a full membership offered to potentially talented young junior riders (for boys J19 and below), and for Women (under the age 30).
Recreational Licence - For recreation / social riders. More info
For full information on each type, please see Licence Types
12 What do I do if I have a grievance or complaint?
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