Licence & Policies
1. All riders must be present for the compulsory morning Safety Briefing.
All riders must be present for the compulsory morning Safety Briefing. Any rider who does not attend will not be allowed on the track until another briefing can be arranged for you.
2. All riders must ensure they book into the correct group for their riding ability.
All riders must ensure they book into the correct group for their riding ability. Should any riders be found to have deliberately booked into an incorrect group for their riding ability, they may be forced to sit out sessions awaiting possible availability in a correct group. This will be strictly enforced. There are no transfers or refunds available for missed sessions should this situation arise.
3. The minimum licence requirement is a Provisional Licence.
The minimum licence requirement to participate in an SMSP Ride Day is a Provisional Licence (issued by the road transport authority within your state/country). SMSP Ride Days does NOT accept Learner’s Permits. Should a Learner’s Permit be presented the rider will not be able to participate in the booked event and no refunds will be given under any circumstances.
As all SMSP Ride Days are run under an MA Permit, MA Licences are required to participate. If you do not have an MA licence, a one day Recreational Licence will be provided for the event. This will be done during the registration process.
4. SMSP Ride Days cannot control weather conditions.
SMSP Ride Days cannot control weather conditions. If it rains we get wet; if the sun shines we get hot. SMSP Ride Days accepts no responsibility should an event be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, including (but not limited to) extreme weather conditions.
Should there be stoppages during the day due to incidents, breakdowns, inclement weather, or any other issue that could reasonably be considered outside of SMSP Ride Days control, there will be no reimbursement, reschedule or compensation for any missed track time in any way, shape or form.
6. All participants ride at their own risk, whether riding in all or part of their sessions.
All participants ride at their own risk, whether riding in all or part of their sessions. All participants should take into account their own riding ability, condition of their equipment, and possible track conditions before riding.
7. SMSP Ride Days accepts no responsibility if a rider fails to attend or does not ride.
SMSP Ride Days accepts no responsibility if a rider fails to attend, cannot ride, is unfit to ride, or chooses not to ride in all or part of the day - regardless of the reason (including, but not limited to; weather conditions; work requirements; motorcycle problems; family crisis; and health problems). There are no refunds or reschedules either in part or in full, including hire equipment.
8. Recording & Timing devices allowed on circuit
Video Recording and Lap timing devices are allowed at SMSP Ride Days. To ensure your devices are fitted appropriately and will pass scrutineering, please see the camera policies on the website.
9. The consumption of alcohol and use of illegal substances is strictly prohibited.
The consumption of alcohol and use of illegal substances is strictly prohibited at SMSP Ride Days. Any person found consuming, or to be affected by, alcohol or drugs will not be permitted to participate in the event. No refunds will be given under any circumstances, and perpetrators risk being expelled from the venue and refused participation in future events. SMSP Ride Days reserves the right to subject riders to random breath testing and / or checking for influence of drugs.
It is your responsibility to be in a fit condition to ride on the day. Due to the high concentration requirements, SMSP Days strongly recommends a good night’s sleep and abstaining from alcohol and drugs (ALWAYS, but specifically) the night before your event. This does not include prescribed medication which is endorsed by your physician as being non-detrimental to your participation in this activity.
10. Riders may reschedule or cancel their booking, provided:
Riders may reschedule or cancel their booking (excluding group bookings) provided this is completed more than one week (7 days) prior to the event, and less a $25 processing fee per position booked. Within one week (7 days) prior to an event no refunds or reschedules will be given. However, SMSP Ride Days will allow a rider to transfer a position to another rider, provided the rider taking the position fits the criteria for the booked riding group, and the day has not started. You can do this online by editing your booking, contacting the SMSP Ride Days Booking Office prior to the event, or by speaking with registration staff the morning of the event. The new rider MUST fit the same criteria and the rider who cannot attend.
11. All participants are responsible for ensuring their motorcycle is suitable and in a track-worthy condition.
All participants are responsible for ensuring their motorcycle is in a roadworthy / track-worthy condition and capable of passing scrutineering prior to attending the event. Please refer to the scrutineering checklist located on the website.
12. Minimum riding gear requirements.
All riders are required to meet the minimum riding gear requirements. These are: leather jacket and pants which zip together or leather one-piece suit (no textile clothing allowed), leather motorcycle gloves (overlapping suit sleeves), full-face helmet of minimum Australian Standards or equivalent, and full height leather motorcycle boots which overlap the leather pants (no work boots or runners allowed). Should there be an issue with any of the above, both motorcycles and riding gear can be hired for this event.
13. All participants are responsible for ensuring any utilised equipment is in a safe working condition.
All participants are responsible for ensuring any equipment used during SMSP Ride Days is in a safe working condition. This includes all wiring and electrical items being compliant with relevant Australia Standards (this may include having leads tested and tagged). Compressors, generators and other tools and equipment must be maintained and in a safe working condition. Electrical items such as tyre warmers must be plugged into power boards fitted with RCD (Residual Current Device) protection; double adaptors are not to be used. SMSP Ride Days may request equipment be taken out of use if not considered to meet the above standards.
14. All participants are to abide by the Safe Handling of Fuel Guidelines.
All participants are to abide by the Safe Handling of Fuel Guidelines. Strict guidelines must be followed concerning the amount of fuel permitted in garages (20L per rider), the suitability of fuel containers (labelled and Australian Standards compliant), and safe refuelling procedures (avoidance of spills and ignition sources). These guidelines will be on display at the circuit on the day of the event.
15. Riders are not permitted to hand over their booking to another rider during an event.
Riders are not permitted to hand over their booking to another rider, either in part or in full, at any time during an event.
16. Any rider who does not agree with this information may obtain a full refund, provided:
Any rider who does not agree with the information contained in this policies sheet, or any other information supplied by SMSP Ride Days, is entitled to a full refund provided they notify SMSP Ride Days within three (3) days of receiving this sheet. Any rider who exercises this right will be unable to book any further Phillip Island Ride Days. If notice is not received within three (3) days, SMSP Ride Days assumes the rider agrees to all policies and information and is prepared to abide the policies, terms and conditions contained herein. Policies may change without notice.