Question: Do you need a license to ride an electric bike in Australia?

In Australia the e-bike is defined by the Australian Vehicle Standards as a bicycle that has an auxiliary motor with a maximum power output not exceeding 250 W without consideration for speed limits or pedal sensors. … There is no licence and no registration required for e-bike usage.

Do you need a license to ride an ebike in Australia?

Do I need a driving license? If you’re riding an ebike that abides by the laws described above (EN15194) you are able to ride an electric bike without a driving license. If the bike is overpowered technically it will need to be registered as it is classified as a road vehicle and you would require a driving license.

Can I ride an electric bike without a licence?

You can ride an electric bike if you’re 14 or over, as long as it meets certain requirements. You do not need a licence to ride one and it does not need to be registered, taxed or insured. …

Can anyone ride an electric bike?

You don’t need to register the bike as you would a motor vehicle, including mopeds and motor bikes, or have insurance or wear a helmet. One more thing, the law states you must be over 14 years of age to ride an e-bike on public roads. However someone under 14 can ride an e-bike off-road.

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How fast do electric bikes go in Australia?

In Australia regulations state the maximum continuous power of an e-bike motor is 250 watts and the maximum assisted speed is 25 kph.

What licence do I need for an electric motorbike?

Electric Motorbikes / Mopeds that are capable of getting to speeds in excess of 28mph are classed as L3e-A1. There is no speed restriction however you must be 17 or above and have passed a CBT course OR have a full motorcycle licence. Please see full licence requirements on the government website here.

Can a child ride an electric bike?

People have considered ways to get around this law, such as by riding the ebike with the battery switched off. This, however, is illegal. Once a battery has been fitted to a bike, there’s the potential for it to be turned on and used, so children under 14 years of age still aren’t allowed to ride.