About AMA QLD SSV Events

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Credit to the work of the Australasian Off Road Vehicle Association (AORVA) and its industry supporters Can-Am and Polaris, the Queensland Government has granted conditional forest access for Side by Side Vehicles (SSV). More information about this project is available in the AORVA Media Release.

The Automobile and Motorcycle Association Ltd (the AMA) has partnered with AORVA, which means the AMA will soon be able to offer AMA Driver Members the opportunity to get outdoors more often in select QLD State Forests with their Compliant SSVs. Complliant SSVs means the Forestry (Use of Side by Side Vehicles) Amendment Regulation 2022 requires that SSVs have a power-to-weight ratio of not more than 115kW per tonne. View the eligible SSVs list HERE.

List of Select QLD State Forests and nearby Can-Am Dealers TBA. List of Select QLD State Forests and nearby Polaris Dealers TBA. 

Sponsorship of the AMA QLD SSV events means AORVA is contributing to the cost of the AMA insurances, which is required for the forest access permits and the AMA Recreation Leaders and other volunteers, which are required to manage the SSV activities.

This conditional forest access is not the ideal access scenariou for SSV owners, but it is a start and one which we hope to improve upon. For now we must work within the constraints of the approval, which means a Group Activity Permit is required, insurance cover must be implace and the events are to be managed as a tour/ trip.

The AMA General Events Code discusses how AMA events are to be managed and is for use by AMA Recreation Leaders. The Code provides a set of rules, which has been prepared to assist the organisers to plan, run and manage AMA sanctioned events safely, while meeting legal requirements, government standards and health and safety obligations.

A sanction means an event which is submitted by an AMA Recreation Leader authorised to submit events, which is approved and detailed on the event calendar. A sanction is the signalling to the local community and others that the event is appropriately insured and that it embodies the principles of AMA Outdoors, which characterise AMA sanctioned events.

The AMA needs Recreation Leaders that can follow the AMA codes and help others to get outdoors more often with their forest compliant SSVs by organising AMA QLD SSV Recreation events. The AMA QLD Recreation SSV Events Checklist is a quick guide on how to get membership, register your SSV, become a Recreation Leader and lead SSV recreation events in a QLD SSV permitted forest near you.

Strength in numbers is what will help AORVA to continue their imperative lobbying work to help you get outdoors more often with your SSV? Join AORVA now, its FREE!!

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