|Team manager||Mark Lemon|
|Team captain||Chris Holder|
|SWC Wins||4 (1976, 1999, 2001, 2002)|
Australia is one of the major teams in international motorcycle speedway with the country regarded as the birthplace of the sport in the 1920s. The current team is managed by former rider Mark Lemon, and captained by 2012 World Champion Chris Holder. Australia finished 3rd in the 2014 Speedway World Cup Final on 2 August in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
The Australian national speedway team has won both the Speedway World Team Cup (1960–2000) and the Speedway World Cup (2001–present) on two occasions respectively, and were a major force at the turn of the 21st century. The team won its first World Team Cup in 1976 with captain John Boulger, Phil Crump, Billy Sanders, Phil Herne and reserve Garry Middleton, but had to wait over 30 years before winning three tournaments out of four, between 1999 and 2002. Key riding members of the title wins since 1999 include Jason Crump (undefeated through the 2001 World Cup rounds and Final), Leigh Adams, Ryan Sullivan and Todd Wiltshire who took part in all three wins, while Jason Lyons rode in two (1999 and 2002) and Craig Boyce rode in 2001.
Multi-time Australian and New South Wales champion Jim Airey is the only Australian rider to win the World Team Cup not riding for Australia. He won the 1971 Speedway World Team Cup in Wrocław, Poland, as part of the Great Britain team.
The current Australian team (at the 2016 SWC) is Chris Holder, Jason Doyle, Josh Grajczonek and Sam Masters.
|Year||Venue||Standings (Pts)||Australia Riders and Pts|
White City Stadium
East of England Showground
+1,2... - bonus points gained by finishing behind teammate
+1j,+2j... - extra points gained in joker ride
|2005||—||—||Did not start in Qualifying Round 2|
|2006||—||—||Did not enter|
|2007||—||—||3rd place in Qualifying Round 1|
|2008||4||33||Chris Holder (16), Troy Batchelor (7), Tyron Proctor (7), Robert Ksiezak (2), Kozza Smith (1)|
|2009||—||—||Darcy Ward (18), Richard Sweetman (8), Justin Sedgmen (6), Josh Grajczonek (2), Mitchell Davey (1)|
|2010||—||—||Darcy Ward (15), Richard Sweetman (11), Sam Masters (9), Justin Sedgmen (8), Josh Grajczonek (3)|
|2011*||—||—||Won Semi-final 2|
Darcy Ward (15), Josh Grajczonek (14), Sam Masters (13), Justin Sedgmen (11), Richard Sweetman (10)
|2012||2||44||Darcy Ward (14), Nick Morris (11), Dakota North (8), Sam Masters (6), Alex Davies (5)|
|2013||4||20||Darcy Ward (14), Alex Davies (4), Nick Morris (3), Tyson Nelson (2)|
|2014||—||—||Max Fricke (10), Mason Campton (10), Nick Morris (9+2), Ryan Douglas (8)|
Nick Morris (12), Brady Kurtz (7), Max Fricke (6), Jack Holder (4)
|2016||2||37||Jake Allen (13), Jack Holder (9), Max Fricke (8), Brady Kurtz (7), Cameron Heeps (Res - DNR)|
* Due to cost of travel and visa problems, Australia withdrew from the 2011 Final,
|Competitions||Total||Gold medals||Silver medals||Bronze medals|
| Team |
|11||4||1976, 1999, 2001, 2002||4||2003, 2009, 2011, 2012||3||2007, 2013, 2014|
|Team U-21||(since 2005)||3||0||2||2012, 2016||1||2015|
|Pairs||(1970-1993)||3||0||3||1974, 1983, 1990||0|
| Individual |
|27||8||1936, 1938, 1951, 1952, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2012||7||1983, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008||12||1936, 1950, 1951, 1958, 1976, 1980, 1990, 1994, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2010|
|Individual U-21||(since 1977)||14||6||1983, 1992, 1995, 2009, 2010, 2016||4||1996, 2007, 2008, 2011||4||1991, 1994, 1995, 1999|
|Total medals: 58||Gold: 18||Silver: 20||Bronze: 20|
* Steve Baker's win in 1983 was when it was known as the European Under-21 Championship
|Preceded by|| World Champions |
1976 (1st title)
|Preceded by|| World Champions |
1999 (2nd title)
|Preceded by|| World Champions |
2001 (3rd title)
2002 (4th title)
♦ Individual World Champion
• Under-21 World Champion
× World Team Cup / World Cup Champion
* Australian Champion
# Australian Under-21 Champion
† - Deceased
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