Exemptions

Exemptions to the bicycle helmet law in Australia

Northern Territory

Adults are exempts on bicycle paths, footpaths and off roads.

The law is rarely enforced.

New South Wales

Paying passengers on pedicabs are exempt.

The law is rarely enforced (except in the Pyrmont bridge in Sydney).

If you do get a fine, you can challenge it in court. Several people have done it successfully.

Australia Capital Territory

The law states that cyclist should not cycle without a helmet “without a reasonable excuse”.

The law is rarely enforced.

Western Australia

You can get an exemption for medical reasons.

People who cannot wear a helmet for religious reasonsĀ are exempt.

The law is rarely enforced, except in specific areas like the Perth CBD.

Victoria

Paying passengers on pedicabs are exempt.

You can get an exemption for medical or religious reasons.

Queensland

Paying passengers on pedicabs are exempt.

People who cannot wear a helmet for religious reasons are exempt.

A medical exemption is available.

South Australia

Members of the Sikh religion are exempt.

 

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