Updates

20/1/22

Supp Regs are now available for the 1st round of the 2022 Golden Power Series being held at the Goulburn Valley Kart Club on the 19th and 20th of February.

Supp Regs are now available for the 1st round of the 2022 Metro Series being held at the Eastern Lions Kart Club on the 20th of March.

7/1/22


News article has been added.

Due to issues with Oakleigh’s track surface the difficult decision has been made to postpone the Junior Top Guns event and will now be run on the weekend of the 12th and 13th of March.

22/11/21

The Ballarat Kart Club have updated their primary club contact details.

11/11/21

11TH NOVEMBER 2021

Karting Australia, in conjunction with Karting Australia (NSW) and Karting Victoria, has announced additional licence extensions for NSW and Victorian Drivers as they emerge from the challenges of the COVID-19 enforced lockdown restrictions imposed in their States over the past few months.

To provide benefits for all NSW and Victorian Drivers, the Licences will be extended upon renewal by a bonus three months. These are in addition to the previous bonus months, that Drivers were eligible to receive following the first lock downs across the country in 2020.

This three-month extension replaces the one and two month extensions previously advised to NSW Licence Holders in August.

LICENCE EXTENSION DETAILS
A Licence Holder with a Home Club (as shown on CMS) affiliated with Karting Australia (NSW) and Karting Victoria that had a current licence as of the start of the lockdown on June 26, 2021 will have an additional three months automatically added to the expiry date of your Licence if you renew your Licence when it comes due for renewal between now and June 30, 2022.

You do not need to do anything to receive the additional three months added to your Licence expiry date other than renew your Licence when it comes due for renewal.

If you have renewed your Licence between July 1, 2021 and November 10, 2021, three months will automatically be added to your Licence’s renewal date for 2022.

1/11/21

YES YES YES finally racing… IS BACK THIS WEEKEND!!!
With November Club Day being held at Kart clubs around the state. Please check with your local kart club for their Club Day status, some Club are running their Club Day on the following weekends.
Supp Regs for Club Day available from the Club Day page.
We can’t wait to have everyone back racing again and build up to what will be a huge 2022 of Karting in Victoria.

29/10/21


Good Evening,

It is with delight that we can confirm the updated Public Health Orders issued tonight provide the ability for Clubs to host Competition effectively as of 6pm Friday October 29 – tonight.

This now means that both Metropolitan Melbourne Clubs and Regional Clubs can also operate under the same levels of restrictions.Importantly, there is also further clarification surrounding the vaccination status for all attendees aged 16 years and over.Please see below for Karting Australia’s advice based on the Government’s Directions for Activities and Competition in Victoria.

All Victorian Clubs
– Open for all ages for training and competition. All people aged 16 years or over are highly recommended to be fully vaccinated, or an “excepted person” (see Page 2 for the definition and requirements), to attend the facility.
* Clarification on the above point is that under the Public Health Directions Community Sport is exempt from requiring all attendees to be fully vaccinated, however, it is Karting Australia’s recommendation for all attendees to be fully vaccinated.
* Based on the above, there is no government requirement for Clubs to check the vaccination status of each attendee.
– Limited to the minimum number of people required to participate in and facilitate the activity (i.e. Drivers, Coaches, Officials).
– Spectators are permitted up to a maximum of 30 people who are not directly involved as a Driver, Mechanic, Official or other personnel facilitating the activity.
– Masks will continue to be required to be carried at all times and worn by ALL attendees everywhere indoors or a social distance is unable to be maintained, unless an exemption applies.
– COVID-19 Check-In Officers as per Victorian Government Covid Safe requirements. It is important to note that all of the information above is subject to change and based on the latest information provided from the respective governments.
Should you have any questions Lee Hanatschek on 07 5655 4341 (email lee@karting.net.au) or your Pam Arnett on
0409 334 175 (email vka@bigpond.net.au).
Best Regards and Stay Safe
Kelvin O’Reilly

Chief Executive Officer

 

Vaccination status
(1) A person’s vaccination status is one of the following:
(a) fully vaccinated; or
(b) excepted person.
(2) A person is fully vaccinated if the person has received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
(3) A person is an excepted person if:
(a) the person holds certification from a medical practitioner that the person is unable to receive a dose, or a further dose, of a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical contraindication; or
(b) the person holds certification from a medical practitioner that the person is unable to receive a dose, or a further dose, of a COVID-19 vaccine due to an acute medical illness (including where the person has been diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2); or
(c) the person is under 16 years of age.
(4) A certification for the purpose of subclause (3)(b) is effective until the earlier of:
(a) the date specified by the medical practitioner; or

(b) the date 6 months from the date the certification was given by the medical practitioner.

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27/10/21

Karting Australia message to Karting Victoria and Clubs 25 October 2021

Good Afternoon,

As you may be aware, the Premier of Victoria has yesterday made an announcement that the restrictions that were due to be altered when the vaccination rate of the Victorian population, aged 16 years and over, reached 80%, have been confirmed to now come into effect at 6pm on Friday October 29.

Based on the Road Map previously published by the Department of Health and Human Services, and the comments made by the Premier in his media conference, this means for karting that Club Competition will be able to resume one week earlier than originally planned in all areas of Victoria.

Both Metropolitan and Regional Victorian Clubs will also be under the same restrictions and people can also travel between Metropolitan Melbourne and Regional Victoria.

It is recommended that you communicate with your neighbouring Clubs and Karting Victoria to plan out what you’d like to see the racing schedule look like so that Clubs can provide the opportunity for people to race and work together with the Clubs in your area. Karting Victoria will also work with you to arrange for the required permits to be processed as soon as possible.

Later in the week, we will provide you with further details on the restrictions and requirements for when you are hosting an event but from all reports, it should be no different to what regional Clubs have been required to do over the past few weeks.

Thank you again for all of your hard work through this challenging time and we look forward to seeing everyone back racing over the coming weeks and finish the year off with some well supported events.
Should you have any questions Lee Hanatschek on 07 5655 4341 (email lee@karting.net.au) or your Pam Arnett on 0409 334 175 (email vka@bigpond.net.au).

It is important to note that all of the information above is subject to change and based on the latest information provided from the respective governments.

Best Regards and Stay Safe
Kelvin O’Reilly
Chief Executive Officer

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22/10/21

Karting Australia message to Karting Victoria and Clubs (updated) 21 October 2021

Good Morning,
The Victorian Government has released an update to the Public Health Order overnight.
Please see below for what these changes means for karting in Victoria.
Metropolitan Melbourne
– Open for all ages for training purposes only. All attendees aged 16 years or over are required to be fully vaccinated, or an excepted person (see Page 2 for the definition and requirements), to attend the facility.
– The activity does not involve a participant who ordinarily resides outside of the Restricted Area.
– Limited to minimum number of people required to participate in and facilitate the activity (i.e. Drivers, Coaches, Officials).
– Spectators are NOT permitted.
– Masks will continue to be required to be worn by ALL attendees everywhere indoors and outdoors (except private residences), unless an exemption applies or the person is engaging in a karting activity and has their helmet on.
– COVID-19 Check-In Officers as per Victorian Government requirements.

Regional Victoria
– Open for all ages for training purposes only. All attendees aged 16 years or over are required to be fully vaccinated, or an excepted person (see Page 2 for the definition and requirements), to attend the facility.
– The activity does not involve a participant who ordinarily resides in Metropolitan Melbourne.
– Limited to minimum number of people required to participate in and facilitate the activity (i.e. Drivers, Coaches, Officials).
– Spectators are permitted provided the density quotient of 1 per 4 sqm is not exceeded.
– Masks will continue to be required to be worn by ALL attendees everywhere indoors and outdoors (except private residences), unless an exemption applies or the person is engaging in a karting activity and has their helmet on.
– COVID-19 Check-In Officers as per Victorian Government requirements.
It is important to note that all of the information above is subject to change and based on the latest information provided from the respective governments.
Should you have any questions Lee Hanatschek on 07 5655 4341 (email lee@karting.net.au) or your Pam Arnett on 0409 334 175 (email vka@bigpond.net.au).

Best Regards and Stay Safe
Kelvin O’Reilly
Chief Executive Officer

Vaccination status
(1) A person’s vaccination status is one of the following:
(a) fully vaccinated; or
(b) excepted person.
(2) A person is fully vaccinated if the person has received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
(3) A person is an excepted person if:
(a) the person holds certification from a medical practitioner that the person is unable to receive
a dose, or a further dose, of a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical contraindication; or
(b) the person holds certification from a medical practitioner that the person is unable to receive
a dose, or a further dose, of a COVID-19 vaccine due to an acute medical illness (including
where the person has been diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2); or
(c) the person is under 16 years of age.
(4) A certification for the purpose of subclause (3)(b) is effective until the earlier of:
(a) the date specified by the medical practitioner; or
(b) the date 6 months from the date the certification was given by the medical practitioner.

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18/10/21

MESSAGE TO KARTING AUSTRALIA (NSW), KARTING VICTORIA, KARTING TASMANIA AND CLUBS 18 October 2021

Good Afternoon, There has been a number of changes to COVID restrictions across the county over the past 48 hours. Some have been implemented immediately and others flagged for implementation in the coming days.
Based on the latest information from the respective governments, please see below for what these changes means for karting in NSW, Victoria and Tasmania.

KARTING VICTORIA AND CLUBS
The Victorian Government have updated the Road Map to Recovery, however, as the Public Health Orders are yet to be published. The following details can only be used as an indication at this time. As soon as the Public Health Orders confirm the exact details we will advise of any changes – particularly to Metropolitan.

METROPOLITAN
• Open for all ages for training purposes only
• The activity does not involve a participant who ordinarily resides outside of the Restricted Area
• Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies
• Limited to minimum number of people required to participate in and facilitate the activity (i.e. Drivers, Coaches, Officials)
• Spectators are NOT permitted
• Masks will continue to be required everywhere indoors and outdoors (except private residences), unless an exemption applies.
• COVID-19 Check-In Officers as per Victorian Government requirements

REGIONAL There is no change to the previous advice, your Circuit can be open for Social Karting Activities based on the following requirements: – Open for all ages for training purposes only – The activity does not involve a participant who ordinarily resides in Metropolitan Melbourne – Density quotient of 1 person per 2sqm applies outdoor, 1 person per 4sqm indoor – Limited to minimum number of people required to participate in and facilitate the activity (i.e. Drivers, Coaches, Officials) – Spectators are permitted provided the density quotient is not exceeded – Masks will continue to be required everywhere indoors and outdoors (except private residences), unless an exemption applies. – COVID-19 Check-In Officers as per Victorian Government requirements It is anticipated that Competition* will be able to resume from November 5. (Group sizes and maximum numbers are still to be confirmed) *It is expected that when Competition returns that it will be a Victorian Government directive that all attendees at Clubs (Regional and Metropolitan) will be required to be fully vaccinated.

 

KARTING AUSTRALIA NSW AND CLUBS
As of this morning, restrictions have eased in New South Wales providing the opportunity for increased numbers at venues and Competition to resume when desired by the State Association and Clubs. The following restrictions will apply for fully vaccinated people aged 16 years and over, children under the age of 16, and people who have been issued with a medical contraindication certificate compliant with the latest Public Health Order.

Under Clause 2.12 of the Order:
• The maximum number of people for a COVID-19 safe outdoor public gathering (such as a Social Karting Activity) is 200 people. A COVID-19 Safety Plan for Outdoor Events is required for gatherings of this type – which all KANSW affiliated Clubs currently have in place.

Clause 2.13 of the Order, which previously referenced outdoor sport and exercise gatherings being limited to 20 people, has been removed. This means the same rules apply to sport and exercise gatherings as what is in Clause 2.12.

People from ‘Greater Sydney’ (including Central Coast, Wollongong, Shellharbour and Blue Mountains) CAN NOT travel outside of these regions unless they are traveling for work purposes.

People from Regional areas such as Newcastle, Bega and Grafton can travel anywhere within REGIONAL NSW but can not travel to ‘Greater Sydney’ prior to November 1, 2021.

 

TASMANIA
The Stay at Home Directions that were enforced on the 12 Local Government Areas (LGA) as of Friday evening, will be lifted as of 6pm tonight. This means that Karting Activities can resume at the Southern Tasmanian Kart Club when the Club wishes to. For residents from one of these 12 LGAs, it also means:
• Masks will apply indoors and outdoors for anyone 12 years and over unless in their home or in their own vehicle driven either by themself or with their immediate family.
• If a resident leaves the 12 LGAs which were under lockdown, or travel north out of that area, they must continue to wear their mask while they’re in another part of the state.
• If somebody travels into the 12 LGAs from another part of the state, they will need to wear a mask. At this stage, there are no other restrictions than the wearing of masks as outlined above. It is important to note that all of the information above is subject to change and based on the latest information provided from the respective governments.

Should you have any questions Lee Hanatschek on 07 5655 4341 (email lee@karting.net.au) or your State Administrator.
Best Regards and Stay Safe
Kelvin O’Reilly
Chief Executive Officer

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15/10/21

Life Membership was presented to Phil lane at the Karting Victoria’s Annual General Meeting.

After many years of dedication as the State Treasurer, Phil Lane has been awarded Life Membership to the Karting Victoria family.

Thankyou for all the tireless sacrifice and hard work that you have contributed to the sport of Karting over the years Phil!