This position paper advocates for increased female participation across all facets of Australian motorsport, from drivers in circuit racing, karting, rallying, drag racing and speedway to roles such as officials, administrators, volunteers, and engineers.
Recognising the industry’s historical gender imbalance, it argues for the importance of diversity, talent maximisation, and role model representation. The economic benefits of diversity, such as increased viewership and sponsorships, are highlighted.
Drawing from successful initiatives in other sports and industries, recommendations include grassroots development, mentoring, equal opportunities, scholarships, and partnerships with educational institutions. The paper asserts the pivotal roles of the AMC’s constituent Federations in identifying and implementing the key priorities including robust policy implementation, development programs, funding, promotion, and strategic partnerships.
The paper concludes that gender equality in motorsport not only strengthens the sport but also maximises its potential, calling for an acceleration of change towards a future where everyone can contribute equally.