Definition: Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Definition

A group of motorcycle owners who band together and who agree to disobey society’s laws.

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Terms and Concepts

Motorcycle gang – A motorcycle club is a group of individuals whose primary interest and activities involve motorcycles.

Violence – behaviour involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something.

Legislation – 1. the act of making or enacting laws. 2. a law or a body of laws enacted.

Law – the system of rules which a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members and which it may enforce by the imposition of penalties.

Legal System – a system for interpreting and enforcing the laws

Justice – 1. the quality of being just; righteousness, equitableness, or moral rightness: to uphold the justice of a cause.

2. rightfulness or lawfulness, as of a claim or title; justness of ground or reason: to complain with justice.



Australian Crime Commission

Outlaw Motor Cycle Gangs

  • Overview of Motorcycle Gang involvement in crime.
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Australian Gangs Intelligence Coordination Centre

Highest Risk Criminal Targets Special Investigation

Outlaw Motor Cycle Gangs Special Operation

Attero National Task Force

Australian Institute of Criminology

The status of laws on outlaw motorcycle gangs in Australiia

This paper sets out the laws in Australia governing organised crime and, in particular, outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMCGs). It presents an overview of each jurisdiction’s current and proposed legislative framework, as well as proposals to coordinate legislative responses.

NSW Parliamentary Research service

Anti-gang laws in Australia

Bikie nation – the outlaw gangs in your backyard

ABC News

Bikie gangs to be declared criminal organisations in South Australia under proposed laws

Daily Telegraph

Milperra Massacre: The day seven people were killed when bikies left Comancheros to join the Bandidos and let hell loose on Sydney streets

State Library NSW

Bikie gangs

Background information relating to the Australian Law and gangs.


Australian Biker Gang: Inside Story – Australia with Simon Reeve – BBC

Raids bust drug syndicate linked to Finks bikie gang, police claim

REBELS Motorcycle Club Australia (Part 1) – Today Tonight

Milperra Massacre