We are all for helping Riders & Passengers of Motorcycles getting extra care after an accident or illness that takes them through the doors of an Hospitals Emergency Department or Medical Centre when asked across Australia. Since 2016 we have expanded the service to assisting Car Drivers to as many of us Drive as well as Ride to and from every day to.
Keep your eyes open for one of our vehicles on the road when out riding.
Tell your friends about us, we can not help unless we get told that you are in need after being in an accident or ill and in hospital or under a doctor's care.
We have our National office based on the Central Coast in New South Wales. Forty five minutes South of Newcastle and about one hour North of Sydney. We also have representatives scattered over Sydney Metro as well as in country areas. In other states we have coordinators in Townsville, Rockhampton, Bunderberg to Gladstone,
At St Vincent's Hospital the staff have been driven by Associate /Professor Dr Steven Faux – Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr Faux has spent many years gathering and checking information about Motorcycle accident victims. This enables him to put together a quick response towards a rider or passengers speedy recovery.
This recovery starts in the Hospital wards and continues at their home supervised by a M.A.R.I Team member. A Dr Wings Bike Force Volunteer is what we call our group of volunteers, who will keep in contact with a patient until he or she has no further need for their assistance.
The driving forces behind the team are Glenda & Ken Lovegrove. M.A.R.I Australia Inc founders. It became a registered non-profit on 27th October 2014. Since then we have taken it to Australia. Their involvement started more than 10 years ago.
They are very passionate about helping riders and getting as many volunteers and hospitals involved with the MARI initiative as possible, so we can cover a larger amount of Australia.
This has been by way of physical as well as mental health areas and special added assistance outside the hospital too.
- Since 2013, the M.A.R.I Initiative has been presented to other hospitals throughout Australia.
- We have held presentations to discuss how we may assist Hospitals from Townsville to Melbourne and as far west as Alise Springs in the NT.
- Perth in WA to have been spoken with at Royal Perth and Fiona Stanley Hospitals.
- On our way to Alice Springs in the NT we called in at Coober Pedy in Outback SA.
- The NSW and Queensland regional area Hospitals have been very keen to get us involved in their local government areas as well. to contact even more hospitals and medical centre's to make them aware of our FREE service to all.
With their help it has made it possible for us to assist hundreds of riders over this time.
No matter if they are laid up in Hospital or at home we will try to help them out. To help us get more information on MARI and the work we do, a large number of Motorcycle Club Welfare officers need to get involved, or at least know about us and our services to help their mates if the need occurs now.
How we help Motorcyclists and Car Drivers with similar issues.