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About Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation 

The Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation process is for photographers, videographers and journalists seeking accreditation for Motorsport Australia sanctioned motorsport events held around Australia.

Photographers, videographers and journalists are required to comply with the Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation Policy and all accredited media, excluding journalists, will need to purchase a new Motorsport Australia Media vest for each calendar year. 

Should you have any queries regarding media accreditation, please contact the Motorsport Australia Media department via [email protected] or on 1300 883 959.

2022 Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation

The 2022 Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation season begins on Friday, 1 April and expires on Saturday, 31 December 2022 with applications for new media, renewals and upgrades now being accepted.
Media wanting to apply for 2022 Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation have until 5pm on Tuesday 8 March AEDT to submit their application in order to receive their credentials prior to the start of April. 
All applications received after Tuesday 8 March will be completed within a one-month period upon submission, with any media wanting their accreditations within two weeks of submission required to apply for Urgent approval.
Click here to apply for 2022 Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation.

Why Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation? 

There are several benefits in having Media Accreditation:

  • You receive personal accident insurance through Motorsport Australia which provides for a certain amount of compensation in the event that you are injured. Without this insurance you will not be covered by Motorsport Australia for any injuries you suffer at an event.
  • Having Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation makes a clear statement to event organisers about the quality of your portfolio, that you are bound by the Media Accreditation Policy and that you are endorsed by Motorsport Australia. Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation is recognised by event organisers.
  • Many event organisers may restrict access to certain areas of an event to those who hold Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation. Those without Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation may not be able to access areas beyond those available to general spectators.

Note: Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation does not entitle holder automatically to Supercars, Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix or Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships Media Accreditation. It is highly recommended that Accredited Media contact the event organiser or the event's media personnel before going to an event.

Those who miss the first intake can renew, upgrade or apply for Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation throughout the season, with accreditation to be processed at the end of each month from April onwards. 

Click here to view the different levels of Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation. 

Media Accreditation Policy

Photographers, videographers and journalists renewing or applying for Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation MUST read the Policy before renewing or applying for accreditation. 

The Policy contains important information about the application process as well as outlining key rules which you must follow at each event to enhance your safety.

Motorsport Australia Accredited Media will also be required to wear their Motorsport Australia Media Vest and Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation identification at events at all times.

Click here for more information on the Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation Policy.


Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) / Drone Operator Policy

Commonly referred to as 'drones', a RPA can be used at a Motorsport Australia permitted event providing the RPA  is operated within the guidelines of the Motorsport Australia policy. 

Click here to view more information on the Drone Operator Policy.

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