Mandatory Helmet Laws in Australia

What exactly is the written law about Mandatory Helmet Law in Australia, and what are the penalties for not wearing a helmet?
According to Australian Road Rules, The rider of a bicycle must wear an approved bicycle helmet securely fitted and fastened on the rider’s head, unless the rider is exempt from wearing a bicycle helmet under another law of this jurisdiction.

If people ride a bicycle without a helmet in Australia there is a good chance they will be stopped by the police and issued with an infringement notice. In New South Wales the resulting fine for contravening Regulation 256 (Road Rules) is about $60 (Rider not wearing helmet fitted and fastened – $57)



2 thoughts on “Mandatory Helmet Laws in Australia

  1. Smoking in public transportation stops is also illegal. I think they have a lot of similarities like how a lot of people don’t pay attention to the law (let alone have knowledge about it). Maybe the government of NSW has trouble asserting certain rules. What do you think? Don’t forget to check out Bus-STOP! Smoking (my blog) to learn about another public problem such as this one.

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    • Yes that is true, although there is an exist law about it, not many people are aware of its existence. There are many factors that contributed to the lack of awareness. The government should indeed enforce the law more, but there could be a backfire also.


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