Blue Knights® Australia
Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club
All of our members understand the pressures and nature of our work and our club offers a great escape.
We understand that as a motorcyclist, you may find it difficult to find other motorcycling enthusiasts if your own friends do not have motorcycles for you to ride with. This then presents you the dilemma of joining an unknown club or group whereby the members in those groups by witnessing their actions or associations, may cause you a predicament by virtue of your occupation. We recognise that issue, and in our club you will find like minded individuals, upholding the same morals and values that you recognise and associate with.
The rewards of being a member of the Blue Knights® are:
• instant friendship, being treated like family and sharing the common bond of law enforcement;
• enjoying good company and sharing the love of motorcycles;
• donating to children’s and other charities;
• family members are welcomed as part of the Blue Knights® family;
• receiving birthday and get well wishes from people you’ve never met;
• being able to visit, ride and stay with fellow members in countries all over the world.
We also do social day-rides and weekend rides that are family oriented where non-members, partners and kids can join in (by bike or car). We participate with other clubs' events but we ride as Blue Knights® as part of their event.
A significant benefit of being in the Blue Knights® family is the friendship and camaraderie you get from like minded persons. Members from all states and countries are greeted with warm welcomes and offers of food and accommodation when they travel. These non-material benefits are what set apart the Blue Knights from other clubs.
We ride all brands and types of bike: BMWs, Ducatis, Harley-Davidsons, Hondas, Indians, Kawasakis, Suzukis, Triumphs, Victorys, Yamahas, cruisers, touring, three-wheelers and sport bikes. You name it, we ride it! Law enforcement camaraderie is far more important than what you choose to ride.
There is a wealth of information sharing such as mechanical, electrical, accessories, manufacturer recalls, parts, modifications and clothing. We are also a very fraternal organisation and support each other as a family through financial, material and friendship support, and that carries over into our international organisation. Some of the Australian Blue Knights® who have travelled overseas visited fellow members all across the world and never put their hand in their pocket for accommodation, and there was often a bike available to ride.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our family!
If you are interested in membership read the below information or contact a chapter office nearest your address to discuss your options. You do not to have join a chapter in your local area.
To qualify for membership you must:
Be an active or former full or part time law enforcement officer with powers of arrest, and
Be employed by a governmental agency and receive monetary compensation, or be a retired (minimum 20 years service) or disabled former law enforcement officer, and
Possess a valid license to operate a motorcycle, and
Own a motorcycle or plan to purchase one within six months.
For further information refer to: https://www.blueknights.org/membership.html
Follow the steps in the Action to Take section below.
Membership into the Blue Knights® is only conferred once a check of bona-fides is done by the relevant Chapter.
You will be contacted once your application has been processed.
If your membership is refused you will be given the opportunity to provide further proof of qualification and if still refused any membership/application fees will be refunded in full.
ACTION TO TAKE
1. Complete the Application Form electronically and digitally sign the form, saving it to your computer.
2. Complete the Release Form electronically and digitally sign the form, saving it to your computer.
If for any reason you are not able to digitally sign the forms, please print, sign manually and scan to save on your computer.
3. Email these two forms together with supporting documents in relation to your service to the Secretary of the Chapter you are joining.
4. Make payment using EFT to that Chapter bank account.
Chapter Membership/Joining fees, Secretary email and Chapter bank account details can be found on the relevant Chapter Clubhouse pages with links to these on the Chapters page of this website.
Once your membership has been accepted and paid for, your application is sent to Blue Knights® International for processing.
Once their process is undertaken, your membership pack is sent to our executive: which due to US Post and AUSTPOST slow time cycles, this can take a few weeks. Once received by BKAUS Executive, the new membership pack will be presented to you in person during a ride or event, or by post, whichever is more practicable.
The membership pack contains a Blue Knights® International lapel pin, 2 stickers, a membership certificate, an International membership card with your membership number plus chapter specific items.
You also get access to the national and international website using your membership details, their forums, and become eligible for a range of discounts at various locations online and around the world, plus a USD3,000 death and dismemberment benefit
Please note you must fill out the application and release forms electronically. Handwritten forms are not accepted by International.
1. Application Form
2. Release Form
Digital signature instructions
The personal information you provide in relation to any enquiry will be used only by Blue Knights® Australia and only for the purpose of responding to your enquiry. Blue Knights® Australia may also disclose your information if required to do so by law, or if you request it to do so.
Blue Knights® Australia will only keep a record of your information for backup or administrative purposes. You have a right to request access to information which Blue Knights® Australia holds about you, and to ask Blue Knights® Australia to correct it if you believe it is inaccurate or out of date. Please contact Blue Knights® Australia if you would like to discuss your privacy rights.
Blue Knights® Australia recognises the trust you are placing in us through your dealings with us. We do everything we can to maintain that trust. We are committed to the protection of your personal information. Our policies comply with our legal obligations and are intended to protect your privacy as we collect, use, disclose and retain information we gather about you.
Appearance and values
The Blue Knights® are in no way associated with or affiliated with any Outlaw Motor Cycle Gang.
We're the good guys!
As opposed to OMCGs who refer to themselves as one-percenters, 99% of motorcycle riders are law abiding citizens.
We are the 99%!
The Blue Knights® is a non-profit fraternal organisation consisting of active and retired men and women in the various Law Enforcement agencies who enjoy riding motorcycles and who meet the membership criteria.
The Blue Knights® are resolutely against any criminal behaviour and the majority of members are employed in upholding the laws of the country they represent. Our club bylaws require all members to be in "Good Standing" to retain membership. Any upheld Court conviction will result in an investigation by the Club Executive and potential expulsion from the club.
We recognise that within Australia, the wearing of backpatches is normally associated by the general public as being part of an Outlaw Motor Cycle Gang. We take great effort to distance ourselves from that perception and you will note from our many ride photos that we look just like normal touring motorcyclists. It is for this reason that Blue Knights® Australia have chosen to have a one piece backpatch as opposed to the 3 piece 'rocker' style backpatch commonly attributed to OMCGs.
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