Welcome to the Official National website for Patriots Australia Inc.
Patriots Australia is a Military Motorcycle Club for serving, former regular and reserve members of the Australian, Commonwealth and Allied Defence Forces.
Our Members form a proud and loyal brotherhood who share the bond of Military service, all of whom have dedicated part of their lives in the Defence of Freedom for their Country. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, nationality, orientation or creed. Having served to protect democratic principles, we do not support any form of criminal activity or illegal act that contravenes Commonwealth or State Laws.
As members of Patriots Australia, as in our Military Service, we stand for the freedom of all. We respect the greater Motorcycle Community and we firmly believe that we have served for, and earned, the democratic right to associate with whomever we choose.
Three serving members of the Royal Australian Navy started the Club in 1993. These individuals considered that there was a need for military personnel with a common love of motorcycles, to have a contact point wherever they were posted. A place where they would be accepted, given information on where to obtain welfare, discharge advise, find accommodation etc. and also share their passion for motorcycling. From these few original members, the Club has expanded to the stage where it has Chapters in every Mainland State or Territory within Australia totalling 17, with over some 300 members & growing every week. There are now 3 Chapters in New Zealand. These Chapters are run along the same lines and with the same purpose: that of providing a welcome & assistance to fellow Military or Ex-Military motorcyclists. We also have Patriot friends in the United Kingdom & America, who provide the same welcome & assistance to visiting members.
Patriots Australia is an Incorporated Association registered with the Office of Fair Trading NSW. Patriots Australia Inc represents the National body of Patriots & is the registered Trade Mark holder of the Patriot Australia Logo.
The Australian and New Zealand Chapters both run in strict accordance with the Defence Department guidelines. We do not tolerate drugs, violence or theft. We believe in the non-sexist policy promoted by the Defence Department. We are a family oriented Club and as such invite serving and ex-serving members to happily bring along their families to our functions. Within the Club we have ex Korea, Malaya / Borneo, Vietnam, Somalia, Gulf, Afghanistan and Timor Veterans, but this is not a prerequisite for membership. Full Membership is open to all serving and ex-serving Military personnel, and to others who have a direct bond with the Military as Supporters. Full Membership is granted to persons who have served or are serving in the Military (this includes reserve service). They must provide written proof of such service and have a clear criminal record. Full Members must also be in possession of a motorcycle of any make and of 250cc or above. Male or Female; if you have done the Military time, have the appropriate motorbike and licence, then you have the right to apply to be a Full Member.
Our aim is to make ALL motorcycle loving service personnel welcome in their new posting, assist & guide them in their welfare, administration & social needs, including family members. Supporters are serving or ex-serving who do not ride or family of Full Members. We ask our members to wear any decoration they have been awarded. This is to show the places that members have served and won recognition for. Most members wear their badges of their unit or trade. This provides a pictorial resume of that person's service. It also allows like Members to have a common talking point. NO person is permitted to wear any decoration, award, badge or insignia unless they have been awarded such a decoration, or served in the unit at the rank that the insignia denotes. The penalty for such an offence is dismissal from our Club. Our Members have worked too hard to gain such awards and insignia to allow abuses. We are fiercely loyal to our Flag and Country that is WHY we served. We try to uphold the traditions of the Anzac and all that it stands for. Some of our Chapters have the privilege of meeting at their local R.S.L. Clubs where we are accepted as friends. Other Chapters have been permitted to hold their meetings within bases that is why we try to maintain a close links with the Defence Department, DVA, Legacy, VVMC, local RSLís & other Military Organisations. We are active in the communities raising monies for local charities & participate in various Military celebrations, such as, H.M.A.S. Sydney Memorial Day, ANZAC Day, Long Tan, just to name as few. We do socialize with other Clubs that returns the courtesy and respect that we show them.
Motorcycles are the common focus. Our 'Badge' is to denote our love of the three services and those who died fighting for our country. We do NOT wear a 'back patch'; we are purely an organization that loves motorcycles, and enjoys the camaraderie of other service personnel and consider ourselves a Military Social Club of interested motorcyclists. We are not a paramilitary organization, we have no political leanings, we are the "Patriots" we have served and are serving. Our 'Badge' shows the three services in our own particular style; the skull is for the members who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The colours denote; Red for the Blood spilt by members defending our country and its Flag. The Black Beret a common colour for each service and the colour of mourning for those members who have died. White for the peace members have fought for, and won.