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The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) is a not-for-profit member-based organisation focused on the development, regulation and administration of motor sport across Australia.

CAMS has a proud history and has been the custodian of motor sport in Australia since 1953. The organisation is the Australian delegated national sporting authority (ASN) by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the governing body for world motor sport and the federation of the world’s leading motoring organisations; a responsibility CAMS has held since 1958.

Motor sport throughout the world is directed and controlled by the Federation lnternationale de l’Automobile (FIA). Headquarters are at 8, Place de la Concorde, Paris, France. CAMS has been a member of the FIA since 1960 (then the CSI). The president of the FIA is Mr Jean Todt, and the Secretary-General is M. Pierre de Coninck.

Founded in 1904, with headquarters in Paris, the FIA is a not-for-profit association. It brings together 219 national motoring and sporting organisations from 130 countries on five continents. Its member clubs represent over 100 million motorists and their families.

The FIA has been dedicated to representing the rights of motoring organisations and motor car users throughout the world via campaigns and activities that defend their interests. On issues such as safety, mobility, the environment and consumer law the FIA actively promotes the interests of motorists at the United Nations, within the European Union and through other international bodies.

The FIA is also the governing body for motor sport worldwide. It administers the rules and regulations for all international four-wheeled motor sport including the FIA Formula One World Championship, FIA World Rally Championship and FIA World Touring Car Championship. The FIA aims to ensure that motor sport is conducted in accordance with the highest standards of safety, fairness and social responsibility. So that the above standards may be exercised in a fair and equitable manner the FIA has drawn up the “International Sporting Code” (the Code). CAMS, together with in excess of 120 other ASNs in over 100 nations, is committed to carrying out the mission of the FIA. As such CAMS is responsible for the regulation and organisation of motor sport across Australia consistent with FIA regulations and processes.

In many countries the ASN is also the body recognised for all motoring activities, including sporting and touring. However in some countries, including Australia, the sporting power and touring authority are held by separate and independent bodies. The FIA’s touring affiliate in Australia since 1972 is the Australian Automobile Association (AAA). CAMS, in partnership with the AAA, delivers the FIA’s objectives and programs across Australia.

CAMS is also the recognised National Sporting Organisation (NSO) for motor sport by the Commonwealth Government via the Australian Sports Commission (ASC).