Nomads MC (Motorcycle Club – Australia)

Nomads MC is a one percenter motorcycle club founded in Sydney, Australia in 1980.

Nomads MC Patch Logo
Nomads MC Patch Logo

Nomads MC History

Nomads MC was founded in Sydney, Australia in 1980.

On July 9, 1997 the Nomads National President Greg Craig gave control of the Nomads Parramatta chapter to Sam Ibrahim, brother of well known nightclub owner John Ibrahim. Sam Ibrahim did not need to follow the normal path of first becoming a prospect, then a fully patched member, before taking over the club in the role of Nomads Parramatta President.

The Parramatta chapter was shut down in 2006 after several members were arrested. See the “Crime / In The Media” section below for further information.

In 2007 many of the Nomads Parramatta chapter, including Allan Sarkis and Paulie Younan went on to form the gang known as Notorious.

On December 2, 2012 the former Nomads National President Scott Orrock joined the Hells Angels, which significantly increased the tension, and violence, between the clubs over the following months.

Nomads MC Clubhouse Newcastle
Nomads MC Clubhouse Newcastle

Nomads MC Patch / Motto / Colors

The Nomads patch consists of a skull wearing a helmet. The helmet has wings and a swastika. Behind the helmet are a set of pistons. A small set of wings are also seen beside the “NOMADS” text.

The Nomads colors are black and white.

Nomads MC Chapters

The Nomads Motorcycle Club have multiple chapters throughout Australia.  They do not have any chapters internationally.

Rough geographical locations of the chapters are as follows:

  • Nomads Adelaide chapter
  • Nomads Newcastle chapter
  • Nomads Parramatta / Girraween / Wetherill Park chapter (Western Sydney)
  • Nomads Sydney / Marrickville chapter

Famous Nomads MC Members

While the Nomads Motorcycle Club does not have any famous members in a celebrity sense, there are some members who have gained more media attention than others.

Hassan Sam Ibrahim – Former Nomads President

Sam Ibrahim, the brother of well known Kings Cross club owner John Ibrahim, was the Nomads Parramatta Chapter President. He was patched into the Parramatta chapter by Nomads National President Greg Craig, without the need to first prospect.

In January 2011 he was shot in the legs in a drive-by shooting outside his mother’s house. 

In September, 2015, it was announced that the Australian Government would be deporting Sam Ibrahim.

Nomads MC Sam Ibrahim
Nomads MC Sam Ibrahim

Allan Sarkis – President of Notorious

Allan Sarkis was patched into the Nomads Parramatta chapter by Sam Ibrahim (then the Parramatta President). Allan Sarkis left the club, along with other Nomads Parramatta members, to start the Notorious Gang / Motorcycle Club which gained high levels of media attention as they promoted themselves as a motorcycle club, however many members did not ride Harley Davidson motorcycles and they often wore clothing not associated with the traditional outlaw motorcycle club scene. They were deemed the “Nike Bikies” in some publications.

As part of the New South Wales Police operation named Strike Force Raptor, the organizational structure of Notorious MC was dismantled and the group classified as no longer being active as of March, 2012.

Nomads MC Allan Sarkis Notorious MC
Nomads MC Allan Sarkis Notorious MC

Scott Orrock – Nomads National President / Hells Angels

Scott Orrock was the Nomads National President and had been involved in several high profile events including the shooting at the Nomads Newcastle clubhouse in September 2004 (see “Crime / In The Media” section below for more information).

He has owned multiple tattoo shops including “Skin Deep Tattoo” in Newtown, Sydney.

In December, 2009, Scott Orrock patched over to the Hells Angels, bringing with him several members of the Nomads. This move was one of the reasons for the escalating violence between the Nomads and Hells Angels over the coming months, including his vehicle being torched the following day.

Nomads MC Scott Orrock Hells Angels
Nomads MC Scott Orrock Hells Angels

Nomads MC Crime / In The Media

2004 – 12 September, 2004. Nomads Parramatta President Sam Ibrahim, National President Scott Allan Orrock and Paul James Griffin travel to the Nomads Newcastle clubhouse for a meeting. A fight broke out at the clubhouse, with Nomads Newcastle Sgt-At-Arms, Dale Campton, was shot in both knees by Parramatta President Sam Ibrahim. Newcastle chapter member Mark Chrystie was also shot in both legs. A third Nomads Newcastle member had his Nomads jacket and ring taken, before being bashed. In May, 2006, Dale Campton became a police informer and provided details of the crime.

2006 – May, 2006. Nomads Newcastle Sergeant At Arms, Dale Campton, becomes a police informer. Providing them details of the fight with the Parramatta chapter on 12 September, 2004. See further above for more information on this attack.

2006 – December, 2006. Nomads Parramatta President Sam Ibrahim, National President Scott Orrock and member Paul Griffin are arrested for the 12 September, 2004 attack on the Nomads Newcastle chapter members. As part of Sam Ibrahim’s arrest his unit in Parramatta is raided by police. In the raid police uncover weapons, ammunition, a bullet proof vest, walking stick sword and nunchucks, leading him to also be charged for 11 weapons and property offences.

2007 – April, 2007. The “Skin Deep Tattoo” store in Newtown, Sydney, which is owned by Nomads National President, Scott Orrock, is shot up.

2008 – October, 2008. Sam Ibrahim, Scott Orrock and Paul Griffin are acquitted of the 2004 attack at the Nomads Newcastle clubhouse.

2009 – 27 February, 2009. 14 Nomads are inside the Nomads Sydney chapter clubhouse in Marrickville when gunmen wearing balaclavas enter. 3 Nomads are shot in the legs and lower torso before the gunmen leave the building.

2009 – 3 December, 2009. The Toyota Soarer vehicle owned by Former Nomads President Scott Orrock is torched. This attack comes the day after he patches in to the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.

2015 – 30 January, 2015. 13 members of the Nomads are arrested following a raid on their clubhouse in Wetherill Park, Sydney. Most of those arrested were charged under recently brought in legislation making it illegal to consort with convicted offenders. The Wetherill Park clubhouse was shut down as part of the raids.

2015 – May, 2015. 12 people associated with the Nomads Motorcycle Club, including 2 high ranking members, are arrested in raids across New South Wales and Adelaide. The group includes mainly members from the Nomads Adelaide chapter. Charges against the 12 people include soliciting to murder, kidnapping, blackmail and assault. Included in those arrested were the Adelaide chapter President, Adelaide Sgt-At-Arms and the New South Wales Vice President. Police advise that the crimes “were committed as a result of the victims not undertaking the required acts set out by the Nomads” and that the victims were either Nomads members or associates.

Nomads MC Books / Movies / TV

While there are no books specific to the Nomads Motorcycle Club, multiple books detail the events that they have been involved in.

Nomads Book – Gangland Sydney by James Morton and Susanna Lobez. Find out more on Amazon (link opens in a new tab).

Nomads MC Book Gangland Sydney James Morton Susanna Lobez
Nomads MC Book Gangland Sydney James Morton Susanna Lobez

Nomads Book – Biker Gangs and Transnational Organized Crime by Thomas Barker. Find out more on Amazon (link opens in a new tab).

Nomads MC Book Biker Gangs and Transnational Organized Crime Thomas Barker
Nomads MC Book Biker Gangs and Transnational Organized Crime Thomas Barker

Nomads MC Enemies and Allies

Nomads MC enemies:

Nomads MC allies:

  • Notorious MC (gang / motorcycle club) are allies, with many Notorious members being in the Nomads previously.

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