Scooters and Roads, What’s the go?

Scooters by the sea

Can you ride your freestyle scooter on the road? What about the footpath? We take a spinaround the country to see what’s the go.

These laws and rules apply only to push scooters and not the motorised kind.


You can ride your scooter on certain roads during daylight, but not many. To push on down roads in QLD the speed limit has to be 50km/h or under, and it can not have a median strip or centre line. Basically you’re restricted to small local streets without line markings and low speeds. You also can’t ride on any road at night, and as common sense would expect you can not get in the way of any other road user. You must also stick to the left.

When it comes to footpaths they are ok, but you must give way to everyone including those on foot and bikes. You must also stick to the left.

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Similar to QLD, scooters can only be used on roads during daytime with low speed limits and no middle line or median strip. You can ride them on footpaths unless otherwise signed. On footpaths you must stick to the left and giveway to other pedestrians.

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Victoria makes it a lot harder to understand their rules, but the basic jist is similar to other states. No riding on roads where the speed limit is over 50km/h and no riding on roads with marked lines or median strips.

There are a few differences though. You must wear as Australian Standards approved helmet. You must have a brake that works. You also need a bell or a horn. And interestingly you can ride at night, however you need flashing lights front and back as well as a reflector.

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