CYCLIST ROAD RULES

Here’s a compilation of all state and territory road rules for cyclists as a guide – select your jurisdiction for the current rules.

Note: While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information it should used as a guide only and not be relied on as legal advice.

 

  • ACT
  • NSW
  • NT
  • QLD
  • SA
  • TAS
  • VIC
  • WA
  • AUS
ACT

 

 

 

  CYCLIST ROAD RULES - AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

A cyclist may ride in bicycle, tram, bus and transit lanes unless prohibited by a NO BICYCLES sign. (Rules 153 - 158)
A bike rider must stop before passing the rear of a stopped tram at a tram stop. Once the tram doors are closed and pedestrians have crossed between the tram and kerb, the rider may then proceed to pass the tram. (Rule 164)
A rider of a bicycle is permitted to stop in an emergency stopping lane. (Rule 178)
A bike rider must sit astride the rider’s seat facing forward and have at least one hand on the handlebar (Rule 245)
The rider of a bicycle must not carry more persons on the bicycle than the bicycle is designed to carry. Each person must wear an approved helmet and sit only on the seat if provided. eg: no dinking (Rule 246) 
The rider of a bicycle riding on a length of road with a bicycle lane designed for bicycles travelling in the same direction as the rider must ride in the bicycle lane unless it is impracticable to do so (Rule 247)
Bike riders must enter a bicycle storage area from a bicycle lane (unless it is impractical to ride in the bicycle lane).
Riders must give way to any vehicle that is in the bicycle storage area and, where there is a green or yellow light in front of the bicycle storage area, riders must give way to any vehicle entering the area. (Rules 247A, 247B)
Cyclists may cross a road using a pedestrian crossing - including zebra crossings, children's crossings and pedestrian crossing at intersections including traffic lights - while remaining on their bike, however: when using a pedestrian crossing, cyclists must slow to 10kph or less, and if crossing at a signalised intersection, a cyclist may cross only if the green pedestrian light is showing. (ACT)
The rider of a bicycle must not ride on a part of a separated footpath designed for pedestrians. (Rule 249)
In all states except NSW and Victoria cyclists of any age are permitted to ride on footpaths unless prohibited by a sign so long as they don’t endanger or inconvenience other path users. Cyclists should keep left of oncoming bicycles and pedestrians.
The rider of a bicycle riding on a bicycle path, footpath, separated footpath or shared path must keep to the left of any oncoming bicycle rider on the path (Rule 251)
A bike rider may not ride on a road or footpath where signs or road markings specifically ban bicycles. (Rule 252)
A bike rider must not cause a traffic hazard by riding into the path of a driver or pedestrian. (Rule 253)
A person may not ride on a bicycle that is being towed by another vehicle. (Rule 254)
The rider of a bicycle must not ride within 2 metres of the rear of a moving motor vehicle continuously for more than 200 metres. (Rule 255)
The rider of a bicycle must wear an approved bicycle helmet securely fitted and fastened on the rider’s head, and any passengers (eg: child in child seat) must also wear an approved helmet (Rule 256).
The rider of a bicycle must not tow a bicycle trailer with a person in or on the bicycle trailer, unless the rider is 16 years old, or older; and the person in or on the bicycle trailer is under 10 years old, the bicycle trailer can safely carry the person; and the person in or on the bicycle trailer is wearing an approved bicycle helmet securely fitted and fastened on the person’s head (Rule 257)
The bike must have at least one effective brake and a warning device such as bell or horn (Rule 258)
In hazardous weather conditions or at night the bicycle or rider must have a flashing or steady white light that is clearly visible for at least 200 metres from the front of the bicycle; and a flashing or steady red light that is clearly visible for at least 200 metres from the rear of the bicycle; and a red reflector that is clearly visible for at least 50 metres from the rear of the bicycle when light is projected onto it by a vehicle’s headlight on low-beam. (Rule 259)
At bicycle crossing lights if the light is red, a bicycle rider must stop before reaching the light.  The rider must only cross when the light is green and if the lights change to yellow or red while the rider is in the intersection, the rider must cross it by the safest, most direct route. (Rules 260, 261, 262)
A person must not cause a hazard to a cyclist by opening a door of a vehicle, leaving a door of a vehicle open, or getting off, or out of, a vehicle (Rule 269.3)
 A bike rider must secure any loads to the bicycle in a way that does not cause the bicycle to be unstable, make sure the load does not stick out from the bicycle in a way that is likely to injure a person, obstruct the path of other drivers or pedestrians, or damage a vehicle or anything else and avoid hanging things off the handlebars. (Rule 292)
A bicycle rider must not use a mobile phone while the bicycle is moving, or is stationary but not parked unless the phone is secured in a commercially designed mounting affixed to the bicycle. In this case the phone may be used for making or receiving audio calls or as a rider’s aid but not for receiving texts, videos or emails. (Rule 300)
A cyclist may not lead an animal while riding a bicycle either on a path or a road unless permitted to do so by another law. (Rule 301).
You can ride a motorised bicycle on all roads and paths, except where bicycles are prohibited. 
There are two types of legal motorised bicycles:
1. A bicycle with an electric motor capable of generating no more than 200 watts of power.
2. A 'pedalec'—a bicycle with an electric motor capable of generating up to 250 watts of power, but the motor cuts out at 25km/h and the pedals must be used to keep the motor operating. Pedalecs must comply with the European Standard for Power Assisted Pedal Cycles (EN15194). The vehicle must have a permanent marking on it that shows it complies with this standard.
When riding a motorised bicycle you are required to follow the same road rules as when riding a normal bicycle. This includes wearing an approved bicycle helmet and displaying lights and reflectors when riding at night and in hazardous weather.
Motorised bicycles are exempt from registration and compulsory third party insurance and riders do not need a driver licence.
A bike rider must obey traffic control signs and signals including red lights, stop and give way signs.  
A vehicle includes a bicycle. (Rule 15)
A rider is a person who is riding a bicycle but does not include a passenger or a person walking beside and pushing a bicycle. (Rule 17)
Unless otherwise expressly stated in the ARR, each reference to a driver includes a reference to a rider and each reference to driving includes a reference to riding. (Rule 19)
Cyclists can make hook turns at all intersections unless signage prohibits hook turns by bicycles (Rule 35).
The rider of a bicycle must not make a hook turn at an intersection with no hook turn by bicycles sign (Rule 36).
Hand signals must be given when turning right (Rules 48, 49, 50)
If there is a bicycle storage area before any traffic lights the stop line is that nearest the intersection (Rule 58.4)
Cyclists may ride in an emergency stopping lane unless prohibited by a sign. (Rule 95.2)
Cyclists riding through multi-lane roundabouts who travel on the far left line of traffic must give way to any vehicle leaving the roundabout (Rule 119)
Cyclists must ride as near as is safely possible to the far left side of the road — on a multi-lane road or a road with two or more lines of traffic travelling in the same direction as you, you can occupy a lane and travel in the right hand lane when necessary (for example, to make a right turn)  (Rules 129, 130)
A bike rider must ride on the left side of an oncoming vehicle unless the rider is on a foot-path, nature strip or shared path and is permitted to be there. (Rule 131)
A driver (except the rider of a bicycle) must not overtake a vehicle to the left of the vehicle (with some exceptions). The rider of a bicycle must not ride past, or overtake, to the left of a vehicle that is turning left and is giving a left change of direction signal even if the rider is in a marked bicycle lane. (Rule 141.2).
A driver overtaking a bicycle must pass at a sufficient distance to avoid a collision or obstructing the path of the bicycle; and must not return to the marked lane or line of traffic where the bicycle is travelling until the driver is a sufficient distance past the bicycle to avoid a collision or obstructing the path of the bicycle (Rule 144).
A bike rider may cross a continuous white edge line in order to ride along the road shoulder but must give way to vehicles on the roadway when moving back onto the road across the continuous white edge line. (Rule 150.2)
Cyclists cannot ride more than two abreast unless overtaking. When riding two abreast riders should not be more than 1.5m apart. This rule also applies on bike paths, shared paths and shoulder of the road (Rule 151)

 

Source: 

NSW

 

 

 CYCLIST ROAD RULES - NEW SOUTH WALES

A cyclist may ride in bicycle, tram, bus and transit lanes unless prohibited by a NO BICYCLES sign. (Rules 153 - 158)
A bike rider must stop before passing the rear of a stopped tram at a tram stop. Once the tram doors are closed and pedestrians have crossed between the tram and kerb, the rider may then proceed to pass the tram. (Rule 164)
A rider of a bicycle is permitted to stop in an emergency stopping lane. (Rule 178)
A bike rider must sit astride the rider’s seat facing forward and have at least one hand on the handlebar (Rule 245)
The rider of a bicycle must not carry more persons on the bicycle than the bicycle is designed to carry. Each person must wear an approved helmet and sit only on the seat if provided. eg: no dinking (Rule 246) 
The rider of a bicycle riding on a length of road with a bicycle lane designed for bicycles travelling in the same direction as the rider must ride in the bicycle lane unless it is impracticable to do so (Rule 247)
Bike riders must enter a bicycle storage area from a bicycle lane (unless it is impractical to ride in the bicycle lane).
Riders must give way to any vehicle that is in the bicycle storage area and, where there is a green or yellow light in front of the bicycle storage area, riders must give way to any vehicle entering the area. (Rules 247A, 247B)
The rider of a bicycle must not ride on a part of a separated footpath designed for pedestrians. (Rule 249)
The rider of a bicycle riding on a bicycle path, footpath, separated footpath or shared path must keep to the left of any oncoming bicycle rider on the path (Rule 251)
A bike rider may not ride on a road or footpath where signs or road markings specifically ban bicycles. (Rule 252)
A bike rider must not cause a traffic hazard by riding into the path of a driver or pedestrian. (Rule 253)
A person may not ride on a bicycle that is being towed by another vehicle. (Rule 254)
The rider of a bicycle must not ride within 2 metres of the rear of a moving motor vehicle continuously for more than 200 metres. (Rule 255)
The rider of a bicycle must wear an approved bicycle helmet securely fitted and fastened on the rider’s head, and any passengers (eg: child in child seat) must also wear an approved helmet (Rule 256).
The rider of a bicycle must not tow a bicycle trailer with a person in or on the bicycle trailer, unless the rider is 16 years old, or older; and the person in or on the bicycle trailer is under 10 years old, the bicycle trailer can safely carry the person; and the person in or on the bicycle trailer is wearing an approved bicycle helmet securely fitted and fastened on the person’s head (Rule 257)
The bike must have at least one effective brake and a warning device such as bell or horn (Rule 258)
In hazardous weather conditions or at night the bicycle or rider must have a flashing or steady white light that is clearly visible for at least 200 metres from the front of the bicycle; and a flashing or steady red light that is clearly visible for at least 200 metres from the rear of the bicycle; and a red reflector that is clearly visible for at least 50 metres from the rear of the bicycle when light is projected onto it by a vehicle’s headlight on low-beam. (Rule 259)
At bicycle crossing lights if the light is red, a bicycle rider must stop before reaching the light.  The rider must only cross when the light is green and if the lights change to yellow or red while the rider is in the intersection, the rider must cross it by the safest, most direct route. (Rules 260, 261, 262)
A person must not cause a hazard to a cyclist by opening a door of a vehicle, leaving a door of a vehicle open, or getting off, or out of, a vehicle (Rule 269.3)
 A bike rider must secure any loads to the bicycle in a way that does not cause the bicycle to be unstable, make sure the load does not stick out from the bicycle in a way that is likely to injure a person, obstruct the path of other drivers or pedestrians, or damage a vehicle or anything else and avoid hanging things off the handlebars. (Rule 292)
A bicycle rider must not use a mobile phone while the bicycle is moving, or is stationary but not parked unless the phone is secured in a commercially designed mounting affixed to the bicycle. In this case the phone may be used for making or receiving audio calls or as a rider’s aid but not for receiving texts, videos or emails. (Rule 300)
A cyclist may not lead an animal while riding a bicycle either on a path or a road unless permitted to do so by another law. (Rule 301).
You can ride a motorised bicycle on all roads and paths, except where bicycles are prohibited. 
There are two types of legal motorised bicycles:
1.  A bicycle with an electric motor capable of generating no more than 200 watts of power.
2.  A 'pedalec'—a bicycle with an electric motor capable of generating up to 250 watts of power, but the motor cuts out at 25km/h and the pedals must be used to keep the motor operating. Pedalecs must comply with the European Standard for Power Assisted Pedal Cycles (EN15194). The vehicle must have a permanent marking on it that shows it complies with this standard.
When riding a motorised bicycle you are required to follow the same road rules as when riding a normal bicycle. This includes wearing an approved bicycle helmet and displaying lights and reflectors when riding at night and in hazardous weather.
Motorised bicycles are exempt from registration and compulsory third party insurance and riders do not need a driver licence.
The rider of a bicycle must not ride the bicycle negligently or furiously or recklessly. (Rule 245-1) NSW
The rider of a bicycle who is 12 years old or older must not ride on a footpath if another law of this jurisdiction prohibits the rider from riding on the footpath unless the riders holds a relevant medical certificate or is riding with a rider under 12 years of age or who holds a relevant medical certificate. The rider of a bicycle riding on a footpath or shared path must keep to the left of the footpath or shared path unless it is impracticable to do so; and give way to any pedestrian on the footpath or shared path. (Rule 250)
The rider of a bicycle must not ride across a road, or part of a road, on a children's crossing or pedestrian crossing. The rider of a bicycle must not ride across a road, or part of a road, on a marked foot crossing, unless there are bicycle crossing lights at the crossing showing a green bicycle crossing light (Rule 248 - SA, NSW, Vic, WA)
A bike rider must obey traffic control signs and signals including red lights, stop and give way signs.  
A vehicle includes a bicycle. (Rule 15)
A rider is a person who is riding a bicycle but does not include a passenger or a person walking beside and pushing a bicycle. (Rule 17)
Unless otherwise expressly stated in the ARR, each reference to a driver includes a reference to a rider and each reference to driving includes a reference to riding. (Rule 19)
Cyclists can make hook turns at all intersections unless signage prohibits hook turns by bicycles (Rule 35).
The rider of a bicycle must not make a hook turn at an intersection with no hook turn by bicycles sign (Rule 36).
Hand signals must be given when turning right (Rules 48, 49, 50)
If there is a bicycle storage area before any traffic lights the stop line is that nearest the intersection (Rule 58.4)
Cyclists may ride in an emergency stopping lane unless prohibited by a sign. (Rule 95.2)
Cyclists riding through multi-lane roundabouts who travel on the far left line of traffic must give way to any vehicle leaving the roundabout (Rule 119)
Cyclists must ride as near as is safely possible to the far left side of the road — on a multi-lane road or a road with two or more lines of traffic travelling in the same direction as you, you can occupy a lane and travel in the right hand lane when necessary (for example, to make a right turn)  (Rules 129, 130)
A bike rider must ride on the left side of an oncoming vehicle unless the rider is on a foot-path, nature strip or shared path and is permitted to be there. (Rule 131)
A driver (except the rider of a bicycle) must not overtake a vehicle to the left of the vehicle (with some exceptions). The rider of a bicycle must not ride past, or overtake, to the left of a vehicle that is turning left and is giving a left change of direction signal even if the rider is in a marked bicycle lane. (Rule 141.2).
A driver overtaking a bicycle must pass at a sufficient distance to avoid a collision or obstructing the path of the bicycle; and must not return to the marked lane or line of traffic where the bicycle is travelling until the driver is a sufficient distance past the bicycle to avoid a collision or obstructing the path of the bicycle (Rule 144).
A bike rider may cross a continuous white edge line in order to ride along the road shoulder but must give way to vehicles on the roadway when moving back onto the road across the continuous white edge line. (Rule 150.2)
Cyclists cannot ride more than two abreast unless overtaking. When riding two abreast riders should not be more than 1.5m apart. This rule also applies on bike paths, shared paths and shoulder of the road (Rule 151)

Source:

NT

 

CYCLIST ROAD RULES - NORTHERN TERRITORY

A cyclist may ride in bicycle, tram, bus and transit lanes unless prohibited by a NO BICYCLES sign. (Rules 153 - 158)
A bike rider must stop before passing the rear of a stopped tram at a tram stop. Once the tram doors are closed and pedestrians have crossed between the tram and kerb, the rider may then proceed to pass the tram. (Rule 164)
A rider of a bicycle is permitted to stop in an emergency stopping lane. (Rule 178)
A bike rider must sit astride the rider’s seat facing forward and have at least one hand on the handlebar (Rule 245)
The rider of a bicycle must not carry more persons on the bicycle than the bicycle is designed to carry. Each person must wear an approved helmet and sit only on the seat if provided. eg: no dinking (Rule 246) 
The rider of a bicycle riding on a length of road with a bicycle lane designed for bicycles travelling in the same direction as the rider must ride in the bicycle lane unless it is impracticable to do so (Rule 247)
Bike riders must enter a bicycle storage area from a bicycle lane (unless it is impractical to ride in the bicycle lane).
Riders must give way to any vehicle that is in the bicycle storage area and, where there is a green or yellow light in front of the bicycle storage area, riders must give way to any vehicle entering the area. (Rules 247A, 247B)
The rider of a bicycle must not ride on a part of a separated footpath designed for pedestrians. (Rule 249)
In all states except NSW and Victoria cyclists of any age are permitted to ride on footpaths unless prohibited by a sign so long as they don’t endanger or inconvenience other path users. Cyclists should keep left of oncoming bicycles and pedestrians.
The rider of a bicycle riding on a bicycle path, footpath, separated footpath or shared path must keep to the left of any oncoming bicycle rider on the path (Rule 251)
A bike rider may not ride on a road or footpath where signs or road markings specifically ban bicycles. (Rule 252)
A bike rider must not cause a traffic hazard by riding into the path of a driver or pedestrian. (Rule 253)
A person may not ride on a bicycle that is being towed by another vehicle. (Rule 254)
The rider of a bicycle must not ride within 2 metres of the rear of a moving motor vehicle continuously for more than 200 metres. (Rule 255)
The rider of a bicycle must wear an approved bicycle helmet securely fitted and fastened on the rider’s head, and any passengers (eg: child in child seat) must also wear an approved helmet (Rule 256).
The rider of a bicycle must not tow a bicycle trailer with a person in or on the bicycle trailer, unless the rider is 16 years old, or older; and the person in or on the bicycle trailer is under 10 years old, the bicycle trailer can safely carry the person; and the person in or on the bicycle trailer is wearing an approved bicycle helmet securely fitted and fastened on the person’s head (Rule 257)
The bike must have at least one effective brake and a warning device such as bell or horn (Rule 258)
In hazardous weather conditions or at night the bicycle or rider must have a flashing or steady white light that is clearly visible for at least 200 metres from the front of the bicycle; and a flashing or steady red light that is clearly visible for at least 200 metres from the rear of the bicycle; and a red reflector that is clearly visible for at least 50 metres from the rear of the bicycle when light is projected onto it by a vehicle’s headlight on low-beam. (Rule 259)
At bicycle crossing lights if the light is red, a bicycle rider must stop before reaching the light.  The rider must only cross when the light is green and if the lights change to yellow or red while the rider is in the intersection, the rider must cross it by the safest, most direct route. (Rules 260, 261, 262)
A person must not cause a hazard to a cyclist by opening a door of a vehicle, leaving a door of a vehicle open, or getting off, or out of, a vehicle (Rule 269.3)
 A bike rider must secure any loads to the bicycle in a way that does not cause the bicycle to be unstable, make sure the load does not stick out from the bicycle in a way that is likely to injure a person, obstruct the path of other drivers or pedestrians, or damage a vehicle or anything else and avoid hanging things off the handlebars. (Rule 292)
A bicycle rider must not use a mobile phone while the bicycle is moving, or is stationary but not parked unless the phone is secured in a commercially designed mounting affixed to the bicycle. In this case the phone may be used for making or receiving audio calls or as a rider’s aid but not for receiving texts, videos or emails. (Rule 300)
A cyclist may not lead an animal while riding a bicycle either on a path or a road unless permitted to do so by another law. (Rule 301).
You can ride a motorised bicycle on all roads and paths, except where bicycles are prohibited. 
There are two types of legal motorised bicycles:
1. A bicycle with an electric motor capable of generating no more than 200 watts of power.
2. A 'pedalec'—a bicycle with an electric motor capable of generating up to 250 watts of power, but the motor cuts out at 25km/h and the pedals must be used to keep the motor operating. Pedalecs must comply with the European Standard for Power Assisted Pedal Cycles (EN15194). The vehicle must have a permanent marking on it that shows it complies with this standard.
When riding a motorised bicycle you are required to follow the same road rules as when riding a normal bicycle. This includes wearing an approved bicycle helmet and displaying lights and reflectors when riding at night and in hazardous weather.
Motorised bicycles are exempt from registration and compulsory third party insurance and riders do not need a driver licence.
A bike rider must obey traffic control signs and signals including red lights, stop and give way signs.  
A vehicle includes a bicycle. (Rule 15)
A rider is a person who is riding a bicycle but does not include a passenger or a person walking beside and pushing a bicycle. (Rule 17)
Unless otherwise expressly stated in the ARR, each reference to a driver includes a reference to a rider and each reference to driving includes a reference to riding. (Rule 19)
Cyclists can make hook turns at all intersections unless signage prohibits hook turns by bicycles (Rule 35).
The rider of a bicycle must not make a hook turn at an intersection with no hook turn by bicycles sign (Rule 36).
Hand signals must be given when turning right (Rules 48, 49, 50)
If there is a bicycle storage area before any traffic lights the stop line is that nearest the intersection (Rule 58.4)
Cyclists may ride in an emergency stopping lane unless prohibited by a sign. (Rule 95.2)
Cyclists riding through multi-lane roundabouts who travel on the far left line of traffic must give way to any vehicle leaving the roundabout (Rule 119)
Cyclists must ride as near as is safely possible to the far left side of the road — on a multi-lane road or a road with two or more lines of traffic travelling in the same direction as you, you can occupy a lane and travel in the right hand lane when necessary (for example, to make a right turn)  (Rules 129, 130)
A bike rider must ride on the left side of an oncoming vehicle unless the rider is on a foot-path, nature strip or shared path and is permitted to be there. (Rule 131)
A driver (except the rider of a bicycle) must not overtake a vehicle to the left of the vehicle (with some exceptions). The rider of a bicycle must not ride past, or overtake, to the left of a vehicle that is turning left and is giving a left change of direction signal even if the rider is in a marked bicycle lane. (Rule 141.2).
A driver overtaking a bicycle must pass at a sufficient distance to avoid a collision or obstructing the path of the bicycle; and must not return to the marked lane or line of traffic where the bicycle is travelling until the driver is a sufficient distance past the bicycle to avoid a collision or obstructing the path of the bicycle (Rule 144).
A bike rider may cross a continuous white edge line in order to ride along the road shoulder but must give way to vehicles on the roadway when moving back onto the road across the continuous white edge line. (Rule 150.2)
Cyclists cannot ride more than two abreast unless overtaking. When riding two abreast riders should not be more than 1.5m apart. This rule also applies on bike paths, shared paths and shoulder of the road (Rule 151)
For the purposes of rule 256, the requirement to wear an approved bicycle helmet does not apply to a person over 17 years of age if he or she is riding or being carried on a bicycle: (a) on a public place; (b) on a bicycle path or shared path; or (c) in an area declared by the Minister to be a bicycle helmet exemption area.  In this regulation, a bicycle path does not include a bicycle lane that is not separated from the part of the road used by motor vehicles by a physical structure or barrier in addition to or in substitution for the lane line. (Rule 86  NT)
A rider of a bicycle riding across a road, or part of a road, on a children’s crossing, marked foot crossing or pedestrian crossing must: (a) keep to the left of the crossing unless it is impracticable to do so; and (b) give way to any pedestrians on the crossing (Rule 248)
There is a 20km/h speed limit on Darwin City Council shared paths.

SOURCE: https://legislation.nt.gov.au/Legislation/TRAFFIC-REGULATIONS

QLD

 

 

CYCLIST ROAD RULES - QUEENSLAND

A cyclist may ride in bicycle, tram, bus and transit lanes unless prohibited by a NO BICYCLES sign. (Rules 153 - 158)
A bike rider must stop before passing the rear of a stopped tram at a tram stop. Once the tram doors are closed and pedestrians have crossed between the tram and kerb, the rider may then proceed to pass the tram. (Rule 164)
A rider of a bicycle is permitted to stop in an emergency stopping lane. (Rule 178)
A bike rider must sit astride the rider’s seat facing forward and have at least one hand on the handlebar (Rule 245)
The rider of a bicycle must not carry more persons on the bicycle than the bicycle is designed to carry. Each person must wear an approved helmet and sit only on the seat if provided. eg: no dinking (Rule 246) 
Bike riders must enter a bicycle storage area from a bicycle lane (unless it is impractical to ride in the bicycle lane).
Riders must give way to any vehicle that is in the bicycle storage area and, where there is a green or yellow light in front of the bicycle storage area, riders must give way to any vehicle entering the area. (Rules 247A, 247B)
The rider of a bicycle must not ride on a part of a separated footpath designed for pedestrians. (Rule 249)
In all states except NSW and Victoria cyclists of any age are permitted to ride on footpaths unless prohibited by a sign so long as they don’t endanger or inconvenience other path users. Cyclists should keep left of oncoming bicycles and pedestrians.
The rider of a bicycle riding on a bicycle path, footpath, separated footpath or shared path must keep to the left of any oncoming bicycle rider on the path (Rule 251)
A bike rider may not ride on a road or footpath where signs or road markings specifically ban bicycles. (Rule 252)
A bike rider must not cause a traffic hazard by riding into the path of a driver or pedestrian. (Rule 253)
A person may not ride on a bicycle that is being towed by another vehicle. (Rule 254)
The rider of a bicycle must not ride within 2 metres of the rear of a moving motor vehicle continuously for more than 200 metres. (Rule 255)
The rider of a bicycle must wear an approved bicycle helmet securely fitted and fastened on the rider’s head, and any passengers (eg: child in child seat) must also wear an approved helmet (Rule 256).
The rider of a bicycle must not tow a bicycle trailer with a person in or on the bicycle trailer, unless the rider is 16 years old, or older; and the person in or on the bicycle trailer is under 10 years old, the bicycle trailer can safely carry the person; and the person in or on the bicycle trailer is wearing an approved bicycle helmet securely fitted and fastened on the person’s head (Rule 257)
The bike must have at least one effective brake and a warning device such as bell or horn (Rule 258)
In hazardous weather conditions or at night the bicycle or rider must have a flashing or steady white light that is clearly visible for at least 200 metres from the front of the bicycle; and a flashing or steady red light that is clearly visible for at least 200 metres from the rear of the bicycle; and a red reflector that is clearly visible for at least 50 metres from the rear of the bicycle when light is projected onto it by a vehicle’s headlight on low-beam. (Rule 259)
At bicycle crossing lights if the light is red, a bicycle rider must stop before reaching the light.  The rider must only cross when the light is green and if the lights change to yellow or red while the rider is in the intersection, the rider must cross it by the safest, most direct route. (Rules 260, 261, 262)
A person must not cause a hazard to a cyclist by opening a door of a vehicle, leaving a door of a vehicle open, or getting off, or out of, a vehicle (Rule 269.3)
 A bike rider must secure any loads to the bicycle in a way that does not cause the bicycle to be unstable, make sure the load does not stick out from the bicycle in a way that is likely to injure a person, obstruct the path of other drivers or pedestrians, or damage a vehicle or anything else and avoid hanging things off the handlebars. (Rule 292)
A bicycle rider must not use a mobile phone while the bicycle is moving, or is stationary but not parked unless the phone is secured in a commercially designed mounting affixed to the bicycle. In this case the phone may be used for making or receiving audio calls or as a rider’s aid but not for receiving texts, videos or emails. (Rule 300)
A cyclist may not lead an animal while riding a bicycle either on a path or a road unless permitted to do so by another law. (Rule 301).
You can ride a motorised bicycle on all roads and paths, except where bicycles are prohibited. 
There are two types of legal motorised bicycles:
1. A bicycle with an electric motor capable of generating no more than 200 watts of power.
2. A 'pedalec'—a bicycle with an electric motor capable of generating up to 250 watts of power, but the motor cuts out at 25km/h and the pedals must be used to keep the motor operating. Pedalecs must comply with the European Standard for Power Assisted Pedal Cycles (EN15194). The vehicle must have a permanent marking on it that shows it complies with this standard.
When riding a motorised bicycle you are required to follow the same road rules as when riding a normal bicycle. This includes wearing an approved bicycle helmet and displaying lights and reflectors when riding at night and in hazardous weather.
Motorised bicycles are exempt from registration and compulsory third party insurance and riders do not need a driver licence.
A bike rider must obey traffic control signs and signals including red lights, stop and give way signs.  
A vehicle includes a bicycle. (Rule 15)
A rider is a person who is riding a bicycle but does not include a passenger or a person walking beside and pushing a bicycle. (Rule 17)
Unless otherwise expressly stated in the ARR, each reference to a driver includes a reference to a rider and each reference to driving includes a reference to riding. (Rule 19)
Cyclists can make hook turns at all intersections unless signage prohibits hook turns by bicycles (Rule 35).
The rider of a bicycle must not make a hook turn at an intersection with no hook turn by bicycles sign (Rule 36).
Hand signals must be given when turning right (Rules 48, 49, 50)
If there is a bicycle storage area before any traffic lights the stop line is that nearest the intersection (Rule 58.4)
Cyclists may ride in an emergency stopping lane unless prohibited by a sign. (Rule 95.2)
Cyclists riding through multi-lane roundabouts who travel on the far left line of traffic must give way to any vehicle leaving the roundabout (Rule 119)
Cyclists must ride as near as is safely possible to the far left side of the road — on a multi-lane road or a road with two or more lines of traffic travelling in the same direction as you, you can occupy a lane and travel in the right hand lane when necessary (for example, to make a right turn)  (Rules 129, 130)
A bike rider must ride on the left side of an oncoming vehicle unless the rider is on a foot-path, nature strip or shared path and is permitted to be there. (Rule 131)
A driver (except the rider of a bicycle) must not overtake a vehicle to the left of the vehicle (with some exceptions). The rider of a bicycle must not ride past, or overtake, to the left of a vehicle that is turning left and is giving a left change of direction signal even if the rider is in a marked bicycle lane. (Rule 141.2).
A driver overtaking a bicycle must pass at a sufficient distance to avoid a collision or obstructing the path of the bicycle; and must not return to the marked lane or line of traffic where the bicycle is travelling until the driver is a sufficient distance past the bicycle to avoid a collision or obstructing the path of the bicycle (Rule 144).
A bike rider may cross a continuous white edge line in order to ride along the road shoulder but must give way to vehicles on the roadway when moving back onto the road across the continuous white edge line. (Rule 150.2)
Cyclists cannot ride more than two abreast unless overtaking. When riding two abreast riders should not be more than 1.5m apart. This rule also applies on bike paths, shared paths and shoulder of the road (Rule 151)
You can choose whether or not to ride in a bicycle lane when one is provided. You must not ride in a bicycle lane on the wrong side of the road (travelling towards oncoming traffic) Qld
The rider of a bicycle may ride across a children’s crossing or pedestrian crossing only if the rider stops as near as practicable to the crossing before riding across the crossing. The rider must proceed slowly and safely and give way to pedestrians on he crossing and keep left of oncoming riders or pedestrians. (Rule 248.3 - .5 Qld)

 

SOURCE: https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/view/pdf/inforce/current/sl-2009-0194

SA

 

CYCLIST ROAD RULES - SOUTH AUSTRALIA

A cyclist may ride in bicycle, tram, bus and transit lanes unless prohibited by a NO BICYCLES sign. (Rules 153 - 158)
A bike rider must stop before passing the rear of a stopped tram at a tram stop. Once the tram doors are closed and pedestrians have crossed between the tram and kerb, the rider may then proceed to pass the tram. (Rule 164)
A rider of a bicycle is permitted to stop in an emergency stopping lane. (Rule 178)
A bike rider must sit astride the rider’s seat facing forward and have at least one hand on the handlebar (Rule 245)
The rider of a bicycle must not carry more persons on the bicycle than the bicycle is designed to carry. Each person must wear an approved helmet and sit only on the seat if provided. eg: no dinking (Rule 246) 
The rider of a bicycle riding on a length of road with a bicycle lane designed for bicycles travelling in the same direction as the rider must ride in the bicycle lane unless it is impracticable to do so (Rule 247)
Bike riders must enter a bicycle storage area from a bicycle lane (unless it is impractical to ride in the bicycle lane).
Riders must give way to any vehicle that is in the bicycle storage area and, where there is a green or yellow light in front of the bicycle storage area, riders must give way to any vehicle entering the area. (Rules 247A, 247B)
The rider of a bicycle must not ride on a part of a separated footpath designed for pedestrians. (Rule 249)
In all states except NSW and Victoria cyclists of any age are permitted to ride on footpaths unless prohibited by a sign so long as they don’t endanger or inconvenience other path users. Cyclists should keep left of oncoming bicycles and pedestrians.
The rider of a bicycle riding on a bicycle path, footpath, separated footpath or shared path must keep to the left of any oncoming bicycle rider on the path (Rule 251)
A bike rider may not ride on a road or footpath where signs or road markings specifically ban bicycles. (Rule 252)
A bike rider must not cause a traffic hazard by riding into the path of a driver or pedestrian. (Rule 253)
A person may not ride on a bicycle that is being towed by another vehicle. (Rule 254)
The rider of a bicycle must not ride within 2 metres of the rear of a moving motor vehicle continuously for more than 200 metres. (Rule 255)
The rider of a bicycle must wear an approved bicycle helmet securely fitted and fastened on the rider’s head, and any passengers (eg: child in child seat) must also wear an approved helmet (Rule 256).
The rider of a bicycle must not tow a bicycle trailer with a person in or on the bicycle trailer, unless the rider is 16 years old, or older; and the person in or on the bicycle trailer is under 10 years old, the bicycle trailer can safely carry the person; and the person in or on the bicycle trailer is wearing an approved bicycle helmet securely fitted and fastened on the person’s head (Rule 257)
The bike must have at least one effective brake and a warning device such as bell or horn (Rule 258)
In hazardous weather conditions or at night the bicycle or rider must have a flashing or steady white light that is clearly visible for at least 200 metres from the front of the bicycle; and a flashing or steady red light that is clearly visible for at least 200 metres from the rear of the bicycle; and a red reflector that is clearly visible for at least 50 metres from the rear of the bicycle when light is projected onto it by a vehicle’s headlight on low-beam. (Rule 259)
At bicycle crossing lights if the light is red, a bicycle rider must stop before reaching the light.  The rider must only cross when the light is green and if the lights change to yellow or red while the rider is in the intersection, the rider must cross it by the safest, most direct route. (Rules 260, 261, 262)
A person must not cause a hazard to a cyclist by opening a door of a vehicle, leaving a door of a vehicle open, or getting off, or out of, a vehicle (Rule 269.3)
 A bike rider must secure any loads to the bicycle in a way that does not cause the bicycle to be unstable, make sure the load does not stick out from the bicycle in a way that is likely to injure a person, obstruct the path of other drivers or pedestrians, or damage a vehicle or anything else and avoid hanging things off the handlebars. (Rule 292)
A bicycle rider must not use a mobile phone while the bicycle is moving, or is stationary but not parked unless the phone is secured in a commercially designed mounting affixed to the bicycle. In this case the phone may be used for making or receiving audio calls or as a rider’s aid but not for receiving texts, videos or emails. (Rule 300)
A cyclist may not lead an animal while riding a bicycle either on a path or a road unless permitted to do so by another law. (Rule 301).
You can ride a motorised bicycle on all roads and paths, except where bicycles are prohibited. 
There are two types of legal motorised bicycles:
1.  A bicycle with an electric motor capable of generating no more than 200 watts of power.
2. A 'pedalec'—a bicycle with an electric motor capable of generating up to 250 watts of power, but the motor cuts out at 25km/h and the pedals must be used to keep the motor operating. Pedalecs must comply with the European Standard for Power Assisted Pedal Cycles (EN15194). The vehicle must have a permanent marking on it that shows it complies with this standard.
When riding a motorised bicycle you are required to follow the same road rules as when riding a normal bicycle. This includes wearing an approved bicycle helmet and displaying lights and reflectors when riding at night and in hazardous weather.
Motorised bicycles are exempt from registration and compulsory third party insurance and riders do not need a driver licence.
A bike rider must obey traffic control signs and signals including red lights, stop and give way signs.  
A vehicle includes a bicycle. (Rule 15)
A rider is a person who is riding a bicycle but does not include a passenger or a person walking beside and pushing a bicycle. (Rule 17)
Unless otherwise expressly stated in the ARR, each reference to a driver includes a reference to a rider and each reference to driving includes a reference to riding. (Rule 19)
Cyclists can make hook turns at all intersections unless signage prohibits hook turns by bicycles (Rule 35).
The rider of a bicycle must not make a hook turn at an intersection with no hook turn by bicycles sign (Rule 36).
Hand signals must be given when turning right (Rules 48, 49, 50)
If there is a bicycle storage area before any traffic lights the stop line is that nearest the intersection (Rule 58.4)
Cyclists may ride in an emergency stopping lane unless prohibited by a sign. (Rule 95.2)
Cyclists riding through multi-lane roundabouts who travel on the far left line of traffic must give way to any vehicle leaving the roundabout (Rule 119)
Cyclists must ride as near as is safely possible to the far left side of the road — on a multi-lane road or a road with two or more lines of traffic travelling in the same direction as you, you can occupy a lane and travel in the right hand lane when necessary (for example, to make a right turn)  (Rules 129, 130)
A bike rider must ride on the left side of an oncoming vehicle unless the rider is on a foot-path, nature strip or shared path and is permitted to be there. (Rule 131)
A driver (except the rider of a bicycle) must not overtake a vehicle to the left of the vehicle (with some exceptions). The rider of a bicycle must not ride past, or overtake, to the left of a vehicle that is turning left and is giving a left change of direction signal even if the rider is in a marked bicycle lane. (Rule 141.2).
A driver overtaking a bicycle must pass at a sufficient distance to avoid a collision or obstructing the path of the bicycle; and must not return to the marked lane or line of traffic where the bicycle is travelling until the driver is a sufficient distance past the bicycle to avoid a collision or obstructing the path of the bicycle (Rule 144).
A bike rider may cross a continuous white edge line in order to ride along the road shoulder but must give way to vehicles on the roadway when moving back onto the road across the continuous white edge line. (Rule 150.2)
Cyclists cannot ride more than two abreast unless overtaking. When riding two abreast riders should not be more than 1.5m apart. This rule also applies on bike paths, shared paths and shoulder of the road (Rule 151)
The rider of a bicycle must not ride across a road, or part of a road, on a children's crossing or pedestrian crossing. The rider of a bicycle must not ride across a road, or part of a road, on a marked foot crossing, unless there are bicycle crossing lights at the crossing showing a green bicycle crossing light (Rule 248 - SA, NSW, Vic, WA)

 

SOURCE:

TAS

 

CYCLIST ROAD RULES - TASMANIA

A cyclist may ride in bicycle, tram, bus and transit lanes unless prohibited by a NO BICYCLES sign. (Rules 153 - 158)
A bike rider must stop before passing the rear of a stopped tram at a tram stop. Once the tram doors are closed and pedestrians have crossed between the tram and kerb, the rider may then proceed to pass the tram. (Rule 164)
A rider of a bicycle is permitted to stop in an emergency stopping lane. (Rule 178)
A bike rider must sit astride the rider’s seat facing forward and have at least one hand on the handlebar (Rule 245)
The rider of a bicycle must not carry more persons on the bicycle than the bicycle is designed to carry. Each person must wear an approved helmet and sit only on the seat if provided. eg: no dinking (Rule 246) 
The rider of a bicycle riding on a length of road with a bicycle lane designed for bicycles travelling in the same direction as the rider must ride in the bicycle lane unless it is impracticable to do so (Rule 247)
Bike riders must enter a bicycle storage area from a bicycle lane (unless it is impractical to ride in the bicycle lane).
Riders must give way to any vehicle that is in the bicycle storage area and, where there is a green or yellow light in front of the bicycle storage area, riders must give way to any vehicle entering the area. (Rules 247A, 247B)
The rider of a bicycle must not ride on a part of a separated footpath designed for pedestrians. (Rule 249)
In all states except NSW and Victoria cyclists of any age are permitted to ride on footpaths unless prohibited by a sign so long as they don’t endanger or inconvenience other path users. Cyclists should keep left of oncoming bicycles and pedestrians.
The rider of a bicycle riding on a bicycle path, footpath, separated footpath or shared path must keep to the left of any oncoming bicycle rider on the path (Rule 251)
A bike rider may not ride on a road or footpath where signs or road markings specifically ban bicycles. (Rule 252)
A bike rider must not cause a traffic hazard by riding into the path of a driver or pedestrian. (Rule 253)
A person may not ride on a bicycle that is being towed by another vehicle. (Rule 254)
The rider of a bicycle must not ride within 2 metres of the rear of a moving motor vehicle continuously for more than 200 metres. (Rule 255)
The rider of a bicycle must wear an approved bicycle helmet securely fitted and fastened on the rider’s head, and any passengers (eg: child in child seat) must also wear an approved helmet (Rule 256).
The rider of a bicycle must not tow a bicycle trailer with a person in or on the bicycle trailer, unless the rider is 16 years old, or older; and the person in or on the bicycle trailer is under 10 years old, the bicycle trailer can safely carry the person; and the person in or on the bicycle trailer is wearing an approved bicycle helmet securely fitted and fastened on the person’s head (Rule 257)
The bike must have at least one effective brake and a warning device such as bell or horn (Rule 258)
In hazardous weather conditions or at night the bicycle or rider must have a flashing or steady white light that is clearly visible for at least 200 metres from the front of the bicycle; and a flashing or steady red light that is clearly visible for at least 200 metres from the rear of the bicycle; and a red reflector that is clearly visible for at least 50 metres from the rear of the bicycle when light is projected onto it by a vehicle’s headlight on low-beam. (Rule 259)
At bicycle crossing lights if the light is red, a bicycle rider must stop before reaching the light.  The rider must only cross when the light is green and if the lights change to yellow or red while the rider is in the intersection, the rider must cross it by the safest, most direct route. (Rules 260, 261, 262)
A person must not cause a hazard to a cyclist by opening a door of a vehicle, leaving a door of a vehicle open, or getting off, or out of, a vehicle (Rule 269.3)
 A bike rider must secure any loads to the bicycle in a way that does not cause the bicycle to be unstable, make sure the load does not stick out from the bicycle in a way that is likely to injure a person, obstruct the path of other drivers or pedestrians, or damage a vehicle or anything else and avoid hanging things off the handlebars. (Rule 292)
A bicycle rider must not use a mobile phone while the bicycle is moving, or is stationary but not parked unless the phone is secured in a commercially designed mounting affixed to the bicycle. In this case the phone may be used for making or receiving audio calls or as a rider’s aid but not for receiving texts, videos or emails. (Rule 300)
A cyclist may not lead an animal while riding a bicycle either on a path or a road unless permitted to do so by another law. (Rule 301).
You can ride a motorised bicycle on all roads and paths, except where bicycles are prohibited. 
There are two types of legal motorised bicycles:
1. A bicycle with an electric motor capable of generating no more than 200 watts of power.
2. A 'pedalec'—a bicycle with an electric motor capable of generating up to 250 watts of power, but the motor cuts out at 25km/h and the pedals must be used to keep the motor operating. Pedalecs must comply with the European Standard for Power Assisted Pedal Cycles (EN15194). The vehicle must have a permanent marking on it that shows it complies with this standard.
When riding a motorised bicycle you are required to follow the same road rules as when riding a normal bicycle. This includes wearing an approved bicycle helmet and displaying lights and reflectors when riding at night and in hazardous weather.
Motorised bicycles are exempt from registration and compulsory third party insurance and riders do not need a driver licence.
A bike rider must obey traffic control signs and signals including red lights, stop and give way signs.  
A vehicle includes a bicycle. (Rule 15)
A rider is a person who is riding a bicycle but does not include a passenger or a person walking beside and pushing a bicycle. (Rule 17)
Unless otherwise expressly stated in the ARR, each reference to a driver includes a reference to a rider and each reference to driving includes a reference to riding. (Rule 19)
Cyclists can make hook turns at all intersections unless signage prohibits hook turns by bicycles (Rule 35).
The rider of a bicycle must not make a hook turn at an intersection with no hook turn by bicycles sign (Rule 36).
Hand signals must be given when turning right (Rules 48, 49, 50)
If there is a bicycle storage area before any traffic lights the stop line is that nearest the intersection (Rule 58.4)
Cyclists may ride in an emergency stopping lane unless prohibited by a sign. (Rule 95.2)
Cyclists riding through multi-lane roundabouts who travel on the far left line of traffic must give way to any vehicle leaving the roundabout (Rule 119)
Cyclists must ride as near as is safely possible to the far left side of the road — on a multi-lane road or a road with two or more lines of traffic travelling in the same direction as you, you can occupy a lane and travel in the right hand lane when necessary (for example, to make a right turn)  (Rules 129, 130)
A bike rider must ride on the left side of an oncoming vehicle unless the rider is on a foot-path, nature strip or shared path and is permitted to be there. (Rule 131)
A driver (except the rider of a bicycle) must not overtake a vehicle to the left of the vehicle (with some exceptions). The rider of a bicycle must not ride past, or overtake, to the left of a vehicle that is turning left and is giving a left change of direction signal even if the rider is in a marked bicycle lane. (Rule 141.2).
A driver overtaking a bicycle must pass at a sufficient distance to avoid a collision or obstructing the path of the bicycle; and must not return to the marked lane or line of traffic where the bicycle is travelling until the driver is a sufficient distance past the bicycle to avoid a collision or obstructing the path of the bicycle (Rule 144).
A bike rider may cross a continuous white edge line in order to ride along the road shoulder but must give way to vehicles on the roadway when moving back onto the road across the continuous white edge line. (Rule 150.2)
Cyclists cannot ride more than two abreast unless overtaking. When riding two abreast riders should not be more than 1.5m apart. This rule also applies on bike paths, shared paths and shoulder of the road (Rule 151)
A rider of a bicycle riding across a road, or part of a road, on a children’s crossing, marked foot crossing or pedestrian crossing must: (a) keep to the left of the crossing unless it is impracticable to do so; and (b) give way to any pedestrians on the crossing (Rule 248)
A bicycle rider may ride on a nature strip adjacent to a length of road in a built up area unless there is another law prohibiting this. (Rule 289.1d)

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VIC

 

 

 

  CYCLIST ROAD RULES - VICTORIA

A cyclist may ride in bicycle, tram, bus and transit lanes unless prohibited by a NO BICYCLES sign. (Rules 153 - 158)
A bike rider must stop before passing the rear of a stopped tram at a tram stop. Once the tram doors are closed and pedestrians have crossed between the tram and kerb, the rider may then proceed to pass the tram. (Rule 164)
A rider of a bicycle is permitted to stop in an emergency stopping lane. (Rule 178)
A bike rider must sit astride the rider’s seat facing forward and have at least one hand on the handlebar (Rule 245)
The rider of a bicycle must not carry more persons on the bicycle than the bicycle is designed to carry. Each person must wear an approved helmet and sit only on the seat if provided. eg: no dinking (Rule 246) 
The rider of a bicycle riding on a length of road with a bicycle lane designed for bicycles travelling in the same direction as the rider must ride in the bicycle lane unless it is impracticable to do so (Rule 247)
Bike riders must enter a bicycle storage area from a bicycle lane (unless it is impractical to ride in the bicycle lane).
Riders must give way to any vehicle that is in the bicycle storage area and, where there is a green or yellow light in front of the bicycle storage area, riders must give way to any vehicle entering the area. (Rules 247A, 247B)
The rider of a bicycle must not ride on a part of a separated footpath designed for pedestrians. (Rule 249)
The rider of a bicycle riding on a bicycle path, footpath, separated footpath or shared path must keep to the left of any oncoming bicycle rider on the path (Rule 251)
A bike rider may not ride on a road or footpath where signs or road markings specifically ban bicycles. (Rule 252)
A bike rider must not cause a traffic hazard by riding into the path of a driver or pedestrian. (Rule 253)
A person may not ride on a bicycle that is being towed by another vehicle. (Rule 254)
The rider of a bicycle must not ride within 2 metres of the rear of a moving motor vehicle continuously for more than 200 metres. (Rule 255)
The rider of a bicycle must wear an approved bicycle helmet securely fitted and fastened on the rider’s head, and any passengers (eg: child in child seat) must also wear an approved helmet (Rule 256).
The rider of a bicycle must not tow a bicycle trailer with a person in or on the bicycle trailer, unless the rider is 16 years old, or older; and the person in or on the bicycle trailer is under 10 years old, the bicycle trailer can safely carry the person; and the person in or on the bicycle trailer is wearing an approved bicycle helmet securely fitted and fastened on the person’s head (Rule 257)
The bike must have at least one effective brake and a warning device such as bell or horn (Rule 258)
In hazardous weather conditions or at night the bicycle or rider must have a flashing or steady white light that is clearly visible for at least 200 metres from the front of the bicycle; and a flashing or steady red light that is clearly visible for at least 200 metres from the rear of the bicycle; and a red reflector that is clearly visible for at least 50 metres from the rear of the bicycle when light is projected onto it by a vehicle’s headlight on low-beam. (Rule 259)
At bicycle crossing lights if the light is red, a bicycle rider must stop before reaching the light.  The rider must only cross when the light is green and if the lights change to yellow or red while the rider is in the intersection, the rider must cross it by the safest, most direct route. (Rules 260, 261, 262)
A person must not cause a hazard to a cyclist by opening a door of a vehicle, leaving a door of a vehicle open, or getting off, or out of, a vehicle (Rule 269.3)
 A bike rider must secure any loads to the bicycle in a way that does not cause the bicycle to be unstable, make sure the load does not stick out from the bicycle in a way that is likely to injure a person, obstruct the path of other drivers or pedestrians, or damage a vehicle or anything else and avoid hanging things off the handlebars. (Rule 292)
A bicycle rider must not use a mobile phone while the bicycle is moving, or is stationary but not parked unless the phone is secured in a commercially designed mounting affixed to the bicycle. In this case the phone may be used for making or receiving audio calls or as a rider’s aid but not for receiving texts, videos or emails. (Rule 300)
A cyclist may not lead an animal while riding a bicycle either on a path or a road unless permitted to do so by another law. (Rule 301).
You can ride a motorised bicycle on all roads and paths, except where bicycles are prohibited. 
There are two types of legal motorised bicycles:
1. A bicycle with an electric motor capable of generating no more than 200 watts of power.
2. A 'pedalec'—a bicycle with an electric motor capable of generating up to 250 watts of power, but the motor cuts out at 25km/h and the pedals must be used to keep the motor operating. Pedalecs must comply with the European Standard for Power Assisted Pedal Cycles (EN15194). The vehicle must have a permanent marking on it that shows it complies with this standard.
When riding a motorised bicycle you are required to follow the same road rules as when riding a normal bicycle. This includes wearing an approved bicycle helmet and displaying lights and reflectors when riding at night and in hazardous weather.
Motorised bicycles are exempt from registration and compulsory third party insurance and riders do not need a driver licence.
A bike rider must obey traffic control signs and signals including red lights, stop and give way signs.  
A vehicle includes a bicycle. (Rule 15)
A rider is a person who is riding a bicycle but does not include a passenger or a person walking beside and pushing a bicycle. (Rule 17)
Unless otherwise expressly stated in the ARR, each reference to a driver includes a reference to a rider and each reference to driving includes a reference to riding. (Rule 19)
Cyclists can make hook turns at all intersections unless signage prohibits hook turns by bicycles (Rule 35).
The rider of a bicycle must not make a hook turn at an intersection with no hook turn by bicycles sign (Rule 36).
Hand signals must be given when turning right (Rules 48, 49, 50)
If there is a bicycle storage area before any traffic lights the stop line is that nearest the intersection (Rule 58.4)
Cyclists may ride in an emergency stopping lane unless prohibited by a sign. (Rule 95.2)
Cyclists riding through multi-lane roundabouts who travel on the far left line of traffic must give way to any vehicle leaving the roundabout (Rule 119)
Cyclists must ride as near as is safely possible to the far left side of the road — on a multi-lane road or a road with two or more lines of traffic travelling in the same direction as you, you can occupy a lane and travel in the right hand lane when necessary (for example, to make a right turn)  (Rules 129, 130)
A bike rider must ride on the left side of an oncoming vehicle unless the rider is on a foot-path, nature strip or shared path and is permitted to be there. (Rule 131)
A driver (except the rider of a bicycle) must not overtake a vehicle to the left of the vehicle (with some exceptions). The rider of a bicycle must not ride past, or overtake, to the left of a vehicle that is turning left and is giving a left change of direction signal even if the rider is in a marked bicycle lane. (Rule 141.2).
A driver overtaking a bicycle must pass at a sufficient distance to avoid a collision or obstructing the path of the bicycle; and must not return to the marked lane or line of traffic where the bicycle is travelling until the driver is a sufficient distance past the bicycle to avoid a collision or obstructing the path of the bicycle (Rule 144).
A bike rider may cross a continuous white edge line in order to ride along the road shoulder but must give way to vehicles on the roadway when moving back onto the road across the continuous white edge line. (Rule 150.2)
Cyclists cannot ride more than two abreast unless overtaking. When riding two abreast riders should not be more than 1.5m apart. This rule also applies on bike paths, shared paths and shoulder of the road (Rule 151)
The rider of a bicycle who is 12 years old or older must not ride on a footpath if another law of this jurisdiction prohibits the rider from riding on the footpath unless the riders holds a relevant medical certificate or is riding with a rider under 12 years of age or who holds a relevant medical certificate. The rider of a bicycle riding on a footpath or shared path must keep to the left of the footpath or shared path unless it is impracticable to do so; and give way to any pedestrian on the footpath or shared path. (Rule 250)
The rider of a bicycle must not ride across a road, or part of a road, on a children's crossing or pedestrian crossing. The rider of a bicycle must not ride across a road, or part of a road, on a marked foot crossing, unless there are bicycle crossing lights at the crossing showing a green bicycle crossing light (Rule 248 - SA, NSW, Vic, WA)
A cyclist may not ride on any freeway or other road that has designated restrictions that prohibit riding.

 

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WA

 

 CYCLIST ROAD RULES - WESTERN AUSTRALIA

A cyclist may ride in bicycle, tram, bus and transit lanes unless prohibited by a NO BICYCLES sign. (Rules 153 - 158)
A bike rider must stop before passing the rear of a stopped tram at a tram stop. Once the tram doors are closed and pedestrians have crossed between the tram and kerb, the rider may then proceed to pass the tram. (Rule 164)
A rider of a bicycle is permitted to stop in an emergency stopping lane. (Rule 178)
A bike rider must sit astride the rider’s seat facing forward and have at least one hand on the handlebar (Rule 245)
The rider of a bicycle must not carry more persons on the bicycle than the bicycle is designed to carry. Each person must wear an approved helmet and sit only on the seat if provided. eg: no dinking (Rule 246) 
The rider of a bicycle riding on a length of road with a bicycle lane designed for bicycles travelling in the same direction as the rider must ride in the bicycle lane unless it is impracticable to do so (Rule 247)
Bike riders must enter a bicycle storage area from a bicycle lane (unless it is impractical to ride in the bicycle lane).
Riders must give way to any vehicle that is in the bicycle storage area and, where there is a green or yellow light in front of the bicycle storage area, riders must give way to any vehicle entering the area. (Rules 247A, 247B)
The rider of a bicycle must not ride on a part of a separated footpath designed for pedestrians. (Rule 249)
In all states except NSW and Victoria cyclists of any age are permitted to ride on footpaths unless prohibited by a sign so long as they don’t endanger or inconvenience other path users. Cyclists should keep left of oncoming bicycles and pedestrians.
The rider of a bicycle riding on a bicycle path, footpath, separated footpath or shared path must keep to the left of any oncoming bicycle rider on the path (Rule 251)
A bike rider may not ride on a road or footpath where signs or road markings specifically ban bicycles. (Rule 252)
A bike rider must not cause a traffic hazard by riding into the path of a driver or pedestrian. (Rule 253)
A person may not ride on a bicycle that is being towed by another vehicle. (Rule 254)
The rider of a bicycle must not ride within 2 metres of the rear of a moving motor vehicle continuously for more than 200 metres. (Rule 255)
The rider of a bicycle must wear an approved bicycle helmet securely fitted and fastened on the rider’s head, and any passengers (eg: child in child seat) must also wear an approved helmet (Rule 256).
The rider of a bicycle must not tow a bicycle trailer with a person in or on the bicycle trailer, unless the rider is 16 years old, or older; and the person in or on the bicycle trailer is under 10 years old, the bicycle trailer can safely carry the person; and the person in or on the bicycle trailer is wearing an approved bicycle helmet securely fitted and fastened on the person’s head (Rule 257)
The bike must have at least one effective brake and a warning device such as bell or horn (Rule 258)
In hazardous weather conditions or at night the bicycle or rider must have a flashing or steady white light that is clearly visible for at least 200 metres from the front of the bicycle; and a flashing or steady red light that is clearly visible for at least 200 metres from the rear of the bicycle; and a red reflector that is clearly visible for at least 50 metres from the rear of the bicycle when light is projected onto it by a vehicle’s headlight on low-beam. (Rule 259)
At bicycle crossing lights if the light is red, a bicycle rider must stop before reaching the light.  The rider must only cross when the light is green and if the lights change to yellow or red while the rider is in the intersection, the rider must cross it by the safest, most direct route. (Rules 260, 261, 262)
A person must not cause a hazard to a cyclist by opening a door of a vehicle, leaving a door of a vehicle open, or getting off, or out of, a vehicle (Rule 269.3)
 A bike rider must secure any loads to the bicycle in a way that does not cause the bicycle to be unstable, make sure the load does not stick out from the bicycle in a way that is likely to injure a person, obstruct the path of other drivers or pedestrians, or damage a vehicle or anything else and avoid hanging things off the handlebars. (Rule 292)
A bicycle rider must not use a mobile phone while the bicycle is moving, or is stationary but not parked unless the phone is secured in a commercially designed mounting affixed to the bicycle. In this case the phone may be used for making or receiving audio calls or as a rider’s aid but not for receiving texts, videos or emails. (Rule 300)
A cyclist may not lead an animal while riding a bicycle either on a path or a road unless permitted to do so by another law. (Rule 301).
You can ride a motorised bicycle on all roads and paths, except where bicycles are prohibited. 
There are two types of legal motorised bicycles:
1. A bicycle with an electric motor capable of generating no more than 200 watts of power.
2. A 'pedalec'—a bicycle with an electric motor capable of generating up to 250 watts of power, but the motor cuts out at 25km/h and the pedals must be used to keep the motor operating. Pedalecs must comply with the European Standard for Power Assisted Pedal Cycles (EN15194). The vehicle must have a permanent marking on it that shows it complies with this standard.
When riding a motorised bicycle you are required to follow the same road rules as when riding a normal bicycle. This includes wearing an approved bicycle helmet and displaying lights and reflectors when riding at night and in hazardous weather.
Motorised bicycles are exempt from registration and compulsory third party insurance and riders do not need a driver licence.
A bike rider must obey traffic control signs and signals including red lights, stop and give way signs.  
A vehicle includes a bicycle. (Rule 15)
A rider is a person who is riding a bicycle but does not include a passenger or a person walking beside and pushing a bicycle. (Rule 17)
Unless otherwise expressly stated in the ARR, each reference to a driver includes a reference to a rider and each reference to driving includes a reference to riding. (Rule 19)
Cyclists can make hook turns at all intersections unless signage prohibits hook turns by bicycles (Rule 35).
The rider of a bicycle must not make a hook turn at an intersection with no hook turn by bicycles sign (Rule 36).
Hand signals must be given when turning right (Rules 48, 49, 50)
If there is a bicycle storage area before any traffic lights the stop line is that nearest the intersection (Rule 58.4)
Cyclists may ride in an emergency stopping lane unless prohibited by a sign. (Rule 95.2)
Cyclists riding through multi-lane roundabouts who travel on the far left line of traffic must give way to any vehicle leaving the roundabout (Rule 119)
Cyclists must ride as near as is safely possible to the far left side of the road — on a multi-lane road or a road with two or more lines of traffic travelling in the same direction as you, you can occupy a lane and travel in the right hand lane when necessary (for example, to make a right turn)  (Rules 129, 130)
A bike rider must ride on the left side of an oncoming vehicle unless the rider is on a foot-path, nature strip or shared path and is permitted to be there. (Rule 131)
A driver (except the rider of a bicycle) must not overtake a vehicle to the left of the vehicle (with some exceptions). The rider of a bicycle must not ride past, or overtake, to the left of a vehicle that is turning left and is giving a left change of direction signal even if the rider is in a marked bicycle lane. (Rule 141.2).
A driver overtaking a bicycle must pass at a sufficient distance to avoid a collision or obstructing the path of the bicycle; and must not return to the marked lane or line of traffic where the bicycle is travelling until the driver is a sufficient distance past the bicycle to avoid a collision or obstructing the path of the bicycle (Rule 144).
A bike rider may cross a continuous white edge line in order to ride along the road shoulder but must give way to vehicles on the roadway when moving back onto the road across the continuous white edge line. (Rule 150.2)
Cyclists cannot ride more than two abreast unless overtaking. When riding two abreast riders should not be more than 1.5m apart. This rule also applies on bike paths, shared paths and shoulder of the road (Rule 151)
The rider of a bicycle on a path must not ride so that the bicycle is travelling abreast of any other bicycle on the path unless overtaking or passing other persons on the path. (Rule 216.4 WA)
The rider of a bicycle must not ride across a road, or part of a road, on a children's crossing or pedestrian crossing. The rider of a bicycle must not ride across a road, or part of a road, on a marked foot crossing, unless there are bicycle crossing lights at the crossing showing a green bicycle crossing light (Rule 248 - SA, NSW, Vic, WA)
The rider of a bicycle riding on a path shall keep to the left of any oncoming bicycle rider on the path.  (Rule 218 WA)
A cyclist may not ride on any freeway or other road that has designated restrictions that prohibit riding.
A person under 16 years of age shall not ride a power assisted pedal cycle with the power assistance engaged. (Rule 228 WA)

 

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  CYCLIST ROAD RULES - AUSTRALIA

A bike rider must stop before passing the rear of a stopped tram at a tram stop. Once the tram doors are closed and pedestrians have crossed between the tram and kerb, the rider may then proceed to pass the tram. (Rule 164)
A rider of a bicycle is permitted to stop in an emergency stopping lane. (Rule 178)
A bike rider must sit astride the rider’s seat facing forward and have at least one hand on the handlebar (Rule 245)
The rider of a bicycle must not carry more persons on the bicycle than the bicycle is designed to carry. Each person must wear an approved helmet and sit only on the seat if provided. eg: no dinking (Rule 246) 
The rider of a bicycle riding on a length of road with a bicycle lane designed for bicycles travelling in the same direction as the rider must ride in the bicycle lane unless it is impracticable to do so (Rule 247)
Bike riders must enter a bicycle storage area from a bicycle lane (unless it is impractical to ride in the bicycle lane).
Riders must give way to any vehicle that is in the bicycle storage area and, where there is a green or yellow light in front of the bicycle storage area, riders must give way to any vehicle entering the area. (Rules 247A, 247B)
The rider of a bicycle must not ride on a part of a separated footpath designed for pedestrians. (Rule 249)
The rider of a bicycle riding on a bicycle path, footpath, separated footpath or shared path must keep to the left of any oncoming bicycle rider on the path (Rule 251)
A bike rider may not ride on a road or footpath where signs or road markings specifically ban bicycles. (Rule 252)
A bike rider must not cause a traffic hazard by riding into the path of a driver or pedestrian. (Rule 253)
A person may not ride on a bicycle that is being towed by another vehicle. (Rule 254)
The rider of a bicycle must not ride within 2 metres of the rear of a moving motor vehicle continuously for more than 200 metres. (Rule 255)
The rider of a bicycle must wear an approved bicycle helmet securely fitted and fastened on the rider’s head, and any passengers (eg: child in child seat) must also wear an approved helmet (Rule 256).
The rider of a bicycle must not tow a bicycle trailer with a person in or on the bicycle trailer, unless the rider is 16 years old, or older; and the person in or on the bicycle trailer is under 10 years old, the bicycle trailer can safely carry the person; and the person in or on the bicycle trailer is wearing an approved bicycle helmet securely fitted and fastened on the person’s head (Rule 257)
The bike must have at least one effective brake and a warning device such as bell or horn (Rule 258)
In hazardous weather conditions or at night the bicycle or rider must have a flashing or steady white light that is clearly visible for at least 200 metres from the front of the bicycle; and a flashing or steady red light that is clearly visible for at least 200 metres from the rear of the bicycle; and a red reflector that is clearly visible for at least 50 metres from the rear of the bicycle when light is projected onto it by a vehicle’s headlight on low-beam. (Rule 259)
At bicycle crossing lights if the light is red, a bicycle rider must stop before reaching the light.  The rider must only cross when the light is green and if the lights change to yellow or red while the rider is in the intersection, the rider must cross it by the safest, most direct route. (Rules 260, 261, 262)
A person must not cause a hazard to a cyclist by opening a door of a vehicle, leaving a door of a vehicle open, or getting off, or out of, a vehicle (Rule 269.3)
 A bike rider must secure any loads to the bicycle in a way that does not cause the bicycle to be unstable, make sure the load does not stick out from the bicycle in a way that is likely to injure a person, obstruct the path of other drivers or pedestrians, or damage a vehicle or anything else and avoid hanging things off the handlebars. (Rule 292)
A bicycle rider must not use a mobile phone while the bicycle is moving, or is stationary but not parked unless the phone is secured in a commercially designed mounting affixed to the bicycle. In this case the phone may be used for making or receiving audio calls or as a rider’s aid but not for receiving texts, videos or emails. (Rule 300)
A cyclist may not lead an animal while riding a bicycle either on a path or a road unless permitted to do so by another law. (Rule 301).
You can ride a motorised bicycle on all roads and paths, except where bicycles are prohibited. 
There are two types of legal motorised bicycles:
1. A bicycle with an electric motor capable of generating no more than 200 watts of power.
2. A 'pedalec'—a bicycle with an electric motor capable of generating up to 250 watts of power, but the motor cuts out at 25km/h and the pedals must be used to keep the motor operating. Pedalecs must comply with the European Standard for Power Assisted Pedal Cycles (EN15194). The vehicle must have a permanent marking on it that shows it complies with this standard.
When riding a motorised bicycle you are required to follow the same road rules as when riding a normal bicycle. This includes wearing an approved bicycle helmet and displaying lights and reflectors when riding at night and in hazardous weather.
Motorised bicycles are exempt from registration and compulsory third party insurance and riders do not need a driver licence.
A bike rider must obey traffic control signs and signals including red lights, stop and give way signs.  
A vehicle includes a bicycle. (Rule 15)
A rider is a person who is riding a bicycle but does not include a passenger or a person walking beside and pushing a bicycle. (Rule 17)
Unless otherwise expressly stated in the ARR, each reference to a driver includes a reference to a rider and each reference to driving includes a reference to riding. (Rule 19)
Cyclists can make hook turns at all intersections unless signage prohibits hook turns by bicycles (Rule 35).
The rider of a bicycle must not make a hook turn at an intersection with no hook turn by bicycles sign (Rule 36).
Hand signals must be given when turning right (Rules 48, 49, 50)
If there is a bicycle storage area before any traffic lights the stop line is that nearest the intersection (Rule 58.4)
Cyclists may ride in an emergency stopping lane unless prohibited by a sign. (Rule 95.2)
Cyclists riding through multi-lane roundabouts who travel on the far left line of traffic must give way to any vehicle leaving the roundabout (Rule 119)
Cyclists must ride as near as is safely possible to the far left side of the road — on a multi-lane road or a road with two or more lines of traffic travelling in the same direction as you, you can occupy a lane and travel in the right hand lane when necessary (for example, to make a right turn)  (Rules 129, 130)
A bike rider must ride on the left side of an oncoming vehicle unless the rider is on a foot-path, nature strip or shared path and is permitted to be there. (Rule 131)
A driver (except the rider of a bicycle) must not overtake a vehicle to the left of the vehicle (with some exceptions). The rider of a bicycle must not ride past, or overtake, to the left of a vehicle that is turning left and is giving a left change of direction signal even if the rider is in a marked bicycle lane. (Rule 141.2).
A driver overtaking a bicycle must pass at a sufficient distance to avoid a collision or obstructing the path of the bicycle; and must not return to the marked lane or line of traffic where the bicycle is travelling until the driver is a sufficient distance past the bicycle to avoid a collision or obstructing the path of the bicycle (Rule 144).
A bike rider may cross a continuous white edge line in order to ride along the road shoulder but must give way to vehicles on the roadway when moving back onto the road across the continuous white edge line. (Rule 150.2)
Cyclists cannot ride more than two abreast unless overtaking. When riding two abreast riders should not be more than 1.5m apart. This rule also applies on bike paths, shared paths and shoulder of the road (Rule 151)
The rider of a bicycle who is 12 years old or older must not ride on a footpath if another law of this jurisdiction prohibits the rider from riding on the footpath unless the riders holds a relevant medical certificate or is riding with a rider under 12 years of age or who holds a relevant medical certificate. The rider of a bicycle riding on a footpath or shared path must keep to the left of the footpath or shared path unless it is impracticable to do so; and give way to any pedestrian on the footpath or shared path. (Rule 250)
A rider of a bicycle riding across a road, or part of a road, on a children’s crossing, marked foot crossing or pedestrian crossing must: (a) keep to the left of the crossing unless it is impracticable to do so; and (b) give way to any pedestrians on the crossing (Rule 248)
A bicycle rider may ride on a nature strip adjacent to a length of road in a built up area unless there is another law prohibiting this. (Rule 289.1d)
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