Rules and Regulations

MACARTHUR DISTRICT 4WD CLUB Inc.

To support the Aims of the Club listed below. Adhere to the Code of Ethics as listed in APPENDIX ‘A’. Adhere to the Code of Conduct as listed in APPENDIX ‘B’.

 

 

 

AIMS: 

  • To conduct a variety of trips in an organised, responsible and safe basis.
  • To promote the club, it’s philosophies and expertise throughout the community.
  • To provide social opportunities between individuals and families with a common interest in 4 wheel driving, touring and camping.
  • To assist in the development of the club members in the varied disciplines of 4 wheel driving, thereby increasing members’ skills and knowledge.
  • To be actively involved in our local community and to be capable of providing assistance when required by statutory bodies and voluntary organisations.
  • To foster and encourage relationships with club sponsors.
  • To establish, develop and maintain relationships with like-minded clubs and organisations.
  • To raise funds by legal means to further the aims and interests of the club.

 

APPENDIX A - Code of Ethics:

 

 

  • Keep to the laws and regulations for 4WD vehicles. (They may change state to state)
  • Keep to constructed vehicle tracks. Do not drive “off road”.
  • Keep the environment clean. Carry your own – and maybe other people’s rubbish home.
  • Obey restrictions on use of public lands. Respect national parks and other conservation areas.
  • Obtain permission before driving on Private land. Leave livestock alone and gates as found.
  • Keep your vehicle mechanically sound.
  • Take adequate water, food, fuel and spares on trips. In remote areas travel with another vehicle.
  • Respect our wildlife. Stop and look, but never disturb or chase animals.
  • Respect other recreationalists right to peace and solitude in the bush.
  • Obey all fire restrictions. Extinguish your fire before leaving. Don’t let your exhaust emit sparks.
  • Help in bushfires, emergencies and search and rescue, if you are properly equipped and able.

 

APPENDIX B – Code of Conduct

  • No pets (with the exception of registered companion dogs) are allowed on Club trips at any time for any reason.
  • No motorbikes or ATV’s are allowed on any club trip.
  • No firearms/weapons or pyrotechnics are allowed on any club trip.
  • Abusive language on the UHF, between members of the club or visitors, or club members/visitors and the general public, will not be tolerated.
  • Abusive language or behaviour of members or visitors, around the camping area is not acceptable.
  • Driving in a manner considered to be unsafe either to the rest of the convoy or the general public will not be tolerated, if a person persists with this kind of behaviour, the Trip Leader has the right to ask the person to leave the trip.
  • Driving in a manner that destroys or damages the environment will not be tolerated and may lead to expulsion from the club.
  • Comments made on social media or forums which do not reflect the ethics of the club may be removed without notice and access declined.
  • If membership of the club ceases or you sell your vehicle all club stickers and signage must be removed.