Australia I History
Towards the end of 1993 the Australia I chapter disbanded with some members becoming "members at large" and others maintaining their links as members of Washington I chapter.
In December 2004 a "National Get Together" was organised, which took place in Broken Hill, New South Wales. Interested Law Enforcement Officers from around Australia attended and a discussion took place that led to the idea of reforming the Blue Knights in Australia.
On May 28, 2005 Blue Knights Australia I chapter was re-chartered by Ray "Robbo" Robinson (President) who was a member back in the late 1980s.
Initially the Australia I chapter was managed from Sydney with Directors in all States and Territories. This group structure allowed for state representation and autonomy of rides with national administration being conducted centrally.
Ager a new Board of Directors was elected in 2007, the Australia I chapter office moved to Perth, Western Australia.
In 2010, with significant number of members located in the Eastern states and membership numbers rising in the west coast, the idea was floated about the establishment of another chapter. This would allow for the management of the east coast members from the east coast and revert to a more traditional structure of chapters located around the country. This new structure was based on local congregations of members which would service the membership more effectively and also be responsive to the specifics of each state and the Law Enforcement commands within it.
Post 2010, Australia I in Perth continued strong membership growth and a move to form a new chapter in the Peel Region resulted in an unexpected level of disturbance.
This was followed by a significant turmoil that resulted in a defection of the Executive and International intervention to preserve the name and reputation of Blue Knights.
The membership was diminished with some leaving to join the new Australia IV in Peel and others leaving Blue Knights with the defection to an independent club.
Those left have continued to follow the fundamentals of friendship, fraternal spirit in relating with other Blue Knights, promotion of safe riding, work to improve relationship between the motorcycling law enforcement community and the general public.
Australia I Executive
Australia I Rides
The Chapter has regular monthly rides scheduled and participates in organisation and riding in the annual Remembrance Ride Bunbury to the WA Police Academy Joondalup in recognition of WA Police Officers who have died on duty. This is the primary fund raising event with WA Police Legacy the beneficiary from money raise by donation, raffle and sausage sizzle to finish the day.