1. Offroad and All Discipline licenses - AusCycling
This is what we recommend. Not only does it allow you to ride all our races, but also all the CX races that AusCycling are running in this year, and you can also ride any road race, criterium, track race or cyclocross or mountain bike race anywhere in Australia for the rest of the year (assuming AusCycling don't make it confusing again). You have to purchase a full license through AusCycling Victoria and can do so here.
There are three drawbacks to purchasing a full license. The first is that upfront it's kinda expensive. It is better value for money the more you race, but the initial hip pocket pain is acute - from $150 for a dirt licence to ~$300 for an Elite licence with some club that insists on adding a solid club fee (depending on the club you join). The second is that you have to join a club. This isn't always a drawback, because with club membership can come a nice sense of community, but every club has its bad points. Except Brunswick. And thirdly, license categories are based on age, so you have to tell everyone how old you are.
Are you young? Or legally responsible for someone like that? There's vouchers to get money back for them
1a. UCI Licence
Are you PRO AS F&*K? Are you from out of this country and have a sometime rep for racing CX in Belgium? Do you have a UCI international licence? Then that's cool. Just watch out for Nikcee trying to steal some of your euro-pro-sheen.
2. AC 1 Month Free Trial Licence.
You can but a Trial licence from ACA here for $zero monies. This will cover you for a month of racing allowing you to partake in other CX races happening around the state (but be aware you can only race in the open category at a State Series race on this).
3. KIDZ licence
These are FREE bucks. Unfortunately you have to be under 11 to get one. Other kids (u13 - u19) are subject to a sliding scale based on age, but it's still way cheaper than for grownups. You will need to see the AC licensing links above for this.