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About MRA North Tas Inc. 

The Motorcycle Riders Association North Tas, was formed in 2007 as part of a restructure of the state wide MRA Tas


About Us

MRA North Tas is a not-for-profit association, we raise funds for local charities, have fun riding and are a voice for motorcycle and scooter riders in Tasmania, voicing concerns and trying to make riding fun and safe for everyone.

Our Motto is “Let those who ride decide” and we believe fully that motorcyclists need a louder voice.

We do this by taking a position in the Tasmanian Motorcycle Council (T.M.C.) who are the peak motorcycle body representing motorcyclists throughout Tasmania. They are committed to improving safety and providing a voice for all motorcyclists around the state. 

Although we understand that most motorcyclists simply wish to ride and not get involved with the politics and committees, we offer you the chance to let us speak on your behalf to the government and authorities, to stand up for your rights so that you can go about your riding the way you want, but we need you to stand with us when it counts, as a united front.

Introduced in 1984, our major fundraising event is our annual Awareness Ride, to highlight to the public the need to be more aware of motorcycle riders on the roads. We assemble to ride in convoy on a green light corridor through Launceston CBD to a venue featuring live music, food and drink, show and shine competition, raffle prizes and merchandise. Funds raised through this event are donated to a chosen local charity.

We host monthly group rides to many destinations, with a mix of open and member-only events.  Social dinners, maintenance days and fundraising events are also a great way we get ourselves out in the community, not only to socialise, but to make ourselves seen as motorcyclists in the community making a difference.


The History of MRA in Tasmania

The Motorcycle Riders Association was originally formed in Victoria in 1978.

The Tasmanian MRA was formed in 1980. Its original purpose was to lobby the Tasmanian Government and the Motor Accidents Insurance Board (MAIB) over rapidly increasing insurance premiums. This three year battle was won in 1983 when the government agreed to peg motorcycle premiums to the same level as cars.

The MRA was responsible during this time for lobbying for and helping to set up the Tasmanian Motorcycle Rider Training scheme, which operated from 1981 to 1998, when the government withdrew support and funding and gave it to a private provider.

Since 1980 the MRA has organised and run the annual Toy Run, which raises huge amounts of Toys and gifts for the Salvation Army Christmas appeal.

Commencing in 1981 the MRA has organised and run the annual TasRally, which is the biggest and best biker party held in Tasmania.

In 2007, the organisation was restructured into three groups (Northwest, North and South). These three groups work autonomously, hosting their own separate events, and coming together to host larger events such as Tas Rally.

The Annual Toy Run in Hobart is run by MRA South Tas, details for this event can be found by visiting where you can also locate contact details and membership details for the northwest & south groups.

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MRA North conducts the annual Motorcycle Awareness Ride in Launceston to highlight to the public, the need to be more aware of motorcycle riders on the roads. Since its inception way back in 1984, the ride has been held each year, and has been our marquee fund raising event contributing 10's of thousands of dollars into local charities here in the North of the state.