We are currently the largest BMW Club (bike or car) in Australia.
The BMW Motorcycle Club of Victoria is based in Melbourne and was founded by a small group of twenty members in 1975, holding its inaugural meeting on the 26th May. We're now a club with 800+ members throughout Victoria and interstate. The club offers numerous benefits to its members ranging from friendship provided by companionship of fellow enthusiasts to numerous social opportunities, and even assistance with working on your own bike.
Family involvement is encouraged with the club offering family days like the annual awards lunch, Christmas party, Christmas camp and other functions throughout the year. The prime objective is to encourage motorcycling with all club activities circling around that objective.
Membership is open to all motorcycle enthusiasts and their families.
Full membership is restricted to owners of BMW motorcycles.
Family memberships provide for partners and any children under 18 years of age. Only one person in a family membership may vote.
Associate memberships are available for those who do not own a BMW motorcycle, for those who own a motorcycle of a different brand or those who do not own a motorcycle at all but have an appreciation of the BMW marque.
Riding motorcycles is what we love to do. There are many rides organised by the club each year on various days of the week.
We have rides of around 300km, generally on Sundays, a monthly midweek ride on Wednesday and a monthly ride on the Monday following our club meeting.
Saturday coffee mornings are held weekly at Albert Park and monthly at Emerald, Bendigo, Ballarat, Maffra, Newstead and Loch.
Information about rides and some social events is available only to members on the club website.
Technical knowledge is available to members who wish to work on their own machine and has proven invaluable. Whether you are intending to do a minor service or a more challenging mechanical repair, the club offers some specialist tools enabling the member to do the job, with knowledgeable members who may be able to assist with advice. The club also offers Service Days during the year. Service Days provide members with a venue, and some specialised tools, where they can get together to service their bikes, with a level of assistance required to perform the tasks at hand. Service Days are generally held over a four hour period and they provide a fantastic opportunity for members and family to gather socially while learning about their motorbikes.
Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month except for December when the meeting is held on the third Monday of the month. Meetings are held at the Camberwell Petanque Club, 64A Through Road, Camberwell, at 7.30pm. The road leading to the venue is Wakefields Grove. Guest speakers often present interesting topics to the membership, general business items are addressed and the meeting concludes with supper and time for socialising. Visitors are always welcome.
A Club Permit Scheme is available to members who have held membership for 4 weeks (after Committee approval of membership).