28 May 2020
Dear Members
In addition to information from Federal Council in regard to Risk Management Guidelines post COVID-19 for all ACDS Activities, it has come to the attention of Federal Council that Government, Government Agencies and/or Local Government are requiring Clubs to complete and lodge forms in regard to how the club will deal with Return to Sport in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Federal Council has identified requirements in South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria over the past 24 hours. The information on websites of these authorities can be difficult to find in some cases. For example, the Tasmanian requirement is from Worksafe and has been extended to include sporting clubs.
I have asked the State delegates to research this matter at State government level as a
matter of urgency and advise clubs accordingly. Clubs should also research local
government requirements themselves to ensure they satisfy requirements prior to any rallies being run.
In one State at least, there are significant penalties for non-compliance so Government, Government Agencies and/or Local Government are treating this very seriously.

Federal President

Government requirements re return to sport 28-05-2020

2019/20 Junior Bursary Open Soon

Junior Bursary 2019-2020

The Junior Bursary Application period opens on 15 October 2019 and closes on 15 November 2019.

To help with your application the following documents are on the Publications page or click on them right here;

# ACDS Junior Driver Bursary Application Guidance Criteria 2019

# Junior Driver Bursary Application Form 2019

# Junior Driver Bursary Sub-Committee Terms of Reference.

Applications are to be sent to the Federal Secretary at

The New ACDS Clothing range is now available

Our new range of merchandise is now available through our dedicated supplier, Skye Park Equine Tailors. It was launched at the Federal Conference at Beechworth in July 2019.

The range includes a handpicked selection of quality garments and hats to suit a wide range of members tastes and needs. The range includes polo T-shirt’s in both men’s and ladies sizes to ensure a good fit.

Our range have a fantastic range of men’s and ladies vests. These include hardshell and puffer styles that will to keep everyone warm in this chilly winter weather. The fabulous waterproof ski jacket style coat and handy ever popular hoodie will ensure you are comfy and warm our driving or volunteering.

For our sunnier weather we have introduced a wide brim sun hat to the range to accompany the standard cap. We hope this range of ACDS merchandise will provide lots of different options to meet all members tastes.

Click on this direct link to the ACDS page of the Skye Park Equine Tailors online store.

Tips and hints for ordering your merchandise.

1. Get the tape measure out and measure yourself, check your measurements against the ones provided for the particular item you are planning to order. If your hip or waist measurement is larger than your chest measurements you will need to order a larger size or you will end up with a garment that fits tight in those areas.

2. The postage rates on the order website are fixed per order no matter how big or small your order is. Best value for money can be achieved by ordering a large group or club sized order rather than individual small items check direct with Skye Park for bulk orders.

3. If you would like your club logo on the garments you order in addition to the ACDS logo you can contact Skye Park directly to get costings and organise this.