The Australian Karting Association Ltd trading as Karting Australia (KA) is the governing body for the sport of Karting in Australia. Formed in 1966 the AKA has produced some of Australia’s finest motor racing talents.
The power and authority to organise and control the sport within Australia has been delegated to Karting Australia by the Federation Internationale de ‘l Automobile (FIA) through Motorsport Australia (MA).
In September 2013, a new structure for the sport was introduced with a highly motivated skills-based Board and Chief Executive Officer being installed to run and develop the sport.
Five-time Moto GP World Champion Mick Doohan is the Karting Australia Chairman with one of Australia’s most experienced motorsport administrators Kelvin O’Reilly as Chief Executive Officer.
Under the guidance of the Board of Directors, Karting Australia’s objectives are to encourage competition from a young age at appropriate levels, to develop excellence and to increase participation in the sport of Karting.
The Karting Australia Board as an imperative that all karting competitions should be fun, fair, well run, and provide the best value for money that is achievable, in a quality environment where people can participate for the simple enjoyment of sport and to be able to strive for success at elite levels.
Sound principles of governance, administrative responsibility, decision making for a fit and proper purpose at National, State and Club levels, respectful, fairness and transparency in officiating and the conduct of the sport at all levels are matters that should not be taken lightly – to do so will alienate those who have a right and a desire to compete in Karting on a level playing field.
At all times the sport of Karting should have as its primary objective the achievement of the following functions and responsibilities:
The member associations of the Association are the State Karting Associations of the six States of Australia and of the Northern Territory:
and such other incorporated Karting Associations which all existing members agree to admit to membership.
Mick Doohan – Chair
Operations – Matthew Gould
Accounts/Admin – Mandy Doyle
State Administrator – John Martin
State Secretary – Jenny Taylor
State Administrator – Annette English
State Secretary – Melissa Rees
State Secretary – Mark Johnston
State Secretary – Pam Arnett
State Secretary – Michelle Lino