About the Academy

SMART Rider Academy is a privately owned Australian company and was established with the desire to educate and train motorcycle riders in essential and lifesaving roadcraft skills.

The Academy has been well established for a number of years. It has an excellent reputation which has lead to long term partnerships with Queensland Transport and Main Roads and Queensland Police Service, and the creation of the “How to keep it UP-RIGHT” program. That program has now been delivered to over 1,200 riders in Southeast Queensland.

The team has also worked extensively with motorcycle clubs, road safety and advisory groups, and delivered training to organisations across Australia and internationally.

Stephen McDowall, Director and Chief Instructor, has been a motorcycle rider for 40 years and is an Accredited Q-Ride Instructor. Together with the training team, SMART Rider Academy has now been educating motorcycle riders for over 20 years.

We have a reputation for providing consistent and reliable educational content for riders, which was acknowledged in 2020 with a prestigious international award for the “Best Motorcycle Safety Education Platform – Australia”.