Our Culture


Australia’s favourite motorcycle school, leading the way in motorcycle safety and training.


To be Australia’s most trusted motorcycle training provider, passing our passion and skills onto every customer, to do our part for road safety.


To be a portal to a whole new world.



Motorcyclists are a passionate bunch. We want to imbue all new riders with the same love and passion for motorcycling that we all have for the industry, and for making our company great.


We value everyone and treat people with dignity, kindness and empathy – on their good days, and on their bad days. We share the challenges and triumphs of our customers as we help them begin their motorcycling journey. We also listen to the opinions and contributions of our colleagues and recognise the importance of listening to different points of view.


We take our responsibility as a licensing provider very seriously. We recognise that motorcycling can be a high-risk activity, and we commit to uncompromisingly high standards of risk management. We believe in setting our customers up for success at every level of the organisation – from coaching and licensing our customers through to supporting and training our staff.

Operational Excellence:

We consistently deliver excellence. We do this for every customer, every day – both in the technical delivery of our courses, but also in how we deliver them. We also do this for our staff, every day – we have an ongoing commitment to continuously improving our systems, processes and staff experience.


Our reputation has been developed from years of experience and success. We are a family business, built on the foundations of a passion for motorcycling and our shared understanding that you can never be too good at riding a bike. We are proud to continue this legacy today.

Company Registration

Stay Upright Pty Ltd  is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), nationally accredited by ASQA and is also accredited to provide training and testing services by VicRoads, Transport for NSW (TfNSW), the ACT Government, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads.

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Our History

Stay Upright begins

Two Police rider trainers recognise the need for public formal motorcycle training and Stay Upright – Australia’s first riding school, was born. It was named after the catchphrase used by the police riders as they left the St Ives Police Rider Training HQ. The first courses were Advanced, offered at NSW’s Amaroo and Oran Parks, on both asphalt and dirt surfaces. These were followed shortly afterwards by learn to ride courses in NSW and the ACT.

June 1981

1981 – 1989

Stay Upright runs advanced training and Learn to Ride Courses in NSW

Stay Upright commences learn to ride courses in the ACT



NSW introduces Australia’s first compulsory rider training scheme for Learners

Stay Upright Victoria opens



Stay Upright Tasmania opens

Became a Registered Training Organisation (RTO)



Stay Upright Queensland opens

Stay Upright WA opens



Stay Upright Queensland moves to Brisbane to meet the demand of new riders