It's illegal to ride mini bikes, monkey bikes and some small electric or petrol-powered vehicles on public roads, footpaths, car parks or in parks.
Which vehicles are prohibited
Prohibited vehicles include:
- all petrol-powered bicycles that:
- have a petrol-powered engine attached before or after purchase
- are powered by any other type of internal combustion engine.
- motorised foot scooters (with or without a seat) with an electric or petrol engine
- mini bikes or monkey bikes
- motorised human transporters such as the WheelMan or Segway
- skateboards with an electric or petrol motor.
Prohibited vehicles cannot be registered or insured.
It is illegal to use prohibited vehicles on a road or road-related area like a footpath, car park or park. Heavy fines apply.
Prohibited vehicles can cause serious injuries. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has recalled some mini and monkey bikes and issued a safety warning on hoverboards. Find out about miniature motorbikes and hoverboards and their safety risks.