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This site was last updated on the 9/8/20

Welcome to the Australian APBA website.

The A.P.B.A. is a not for profit organization which exists to control, govern and administer, formulate and enforce all racing and safety rules throughout Australia for Competition between powerboats.

It is an "association of associations", the affiliated member clubs are members of their respective State Councils, each with its own constitution. The six states plus the Offshore Council  collectively form the National Council.

Members of the National Executive are appointed annually by the states. Changes to the racing and safety rules are also voted on at the (July) annual meeting by the states and clubs.

It is internationally affiliated with the UIM, the world controlling body of the sport.

If you find information about your state that is out of date or incorrect, please contact your State Council, so they may inform the National Secretary and have it changed.

Club's, Owners and Drivers: What do you want to see here? Send any information via your State Council, and we will do our best to see it  up here.

We recommend you check individual club web sites to confirm race dates, classes etc.

Dates on this site are those advised to the APBA many months in advance. Except for allocated championship events, we have no information on what classes will be at any event.

Recent Updates

All APBA forms can be found here!

2019 / 2020 Rule Book V1.3 Updated July 2020

Illicit Drug Policy New July 2020

 Record of Illicit Drug Incident – Appendix A New July 2020

Series Referee’s Report New Form

Boat Report  Updated April 2020

Incident Report  Updated April 2020

 Memo: Quad Bikes and Dolly Trailers at Race Meetings NEW

 Memo: Grandfather Clause Listing  Final – Formula Future Brackets.

Memo 25022020

 Specific Rules For Offshore Powerboat Racing Updated 9th February 2020

2019 - 2020 Race Calendar  Updated December 2019

Use of Leaded Fuels Memo  New

Directive regarding Formula Future brackets  

APBA Deeds of Gifts for all Australian Championship Trophies New!

APBA Scrutineering Form Updated 30/06/2019

2019 / 2020 National APBA Exectutive

National Drivers Briefing Sheet

Vintage and Veteran Licence Form  New

 Memo: COVID-19 and return to racing 3rd June 2020

All State Councils and Clubs,

Currently around the country we are seeing the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. However there are considerable variations in the regulations from State to State so that makes it difficult for the National APBA to issue a blanket policy regarding the return to racing.

In short, we cannot see any easy way for us to return to a normal season of racing at least until September, but this is still a moving target date. While-ever there are varying plans on lifting restrictions in each State and there is often a degree of uncertainty over how these regulations are interpreted then it will be necessary for any Club considering resumption of racing to make up individual proposals to Councils, Waterways and other State Authorities before seeking State and National approval to hold some form of boat racing or test and tune days.

Any resumption of racing before the restrictions are lifted uniformly and Australia wide and travel to any state is permitted then there is going to be no further Australian / Australasian Championships conducted, until further notice. Similarly this restriction must be placed on the organisation of any major meeting where interstate competition is encouraged and large numbers of spectators are anticipated.

This leaves us with club racing and test and tune days and the difficulty here is going to be social distancing, hygiene and sanitisation, and control of any spectators not directly involved. Already West Australia have an approval to conduct a club race day at Burswood, but this approval comes with many conditions and restrictions all of which are required to be put in place before they can get boats on the water. It is understood from the West Australian President that there is still a lot to be done and that one race meeting is unlikely to take place until July.

If any Club is considering running a club race day that is already on the calendar between now and September (or you are considering organising a day not listed) then we ask that you read the following two documents and then follow the guidelines and complete the check list in the sportaus.gov.au/return-to-sport (use Small Sporting Organisation). This should then help in putting a proposal to the local council, waterways and any other approval body. This then must be forwarded to your State Council & National for approval. National are also required to advise the Insurance company of any resumption of racing.



David Toyer

National APBA President

The National Executives

Australian Power Boat Association