COMPETITIVE LICENCES
Competitive Licences are based around a Calendar Year in line with the UCI. (1st January to 31st December).

Membership is age based and is a full competitive membership that entitles participation in all forms of racing conducted by CA and its affiliated States and Clubs.

Categories summarised are:
- Juniors: J9, J11, J13, J15, J17, J19
- Adults: U23 (men only), Elite, Masters

If you are of Masters age (30yrs +) you can choose between a Masters or an Elite licence.

The most frequently asked question is: “Elite or Masters – what’s the difference ?”

A MASTERS LICENCE ENABLES THE RIDER TO ENTER:
- Any Masters events including State and National Masters Championships
- Graded racing at club level (eg: SKCC Crits)
- Graded racing at club-combined level (eg: Northern Combine Winter Road season)
- Is $70 a year cheaper than an Elite Licence

AN ELITE LICENCE ENABLES THE RIDER (OF MASTERS AGE) TO ENTER:
- Any racing event including National open and Championship events.
- Any Masters events including State and National Masters Championships.
- Graded racing at club level (eg: SKCC Crits)
- Graded racing at club-combined level (eg: Northern Combine Winter Road season)
- Access to this flexibility will cost you $70 a year more than a Masters Licence

An example:
If a race organiser provides both an Open category AND a Masters category, if you are on a Masters Licence you MUST race in the Masters category, if you are on an Elite Licence you can CHOOSE to race either Open or Masters.

If you've decided on your Licence type click on the Join Now ! page, top right of this screen and follow the prompts to join up ! If you need to check the cost of the licence you have chosen, click on the How Much ? page top right of this screen. When joining online, the licence cost (club fee included) will be shown next to each licence category on the Cycling Australia website.