Motorcyclists

Most rules that apply to motor vehicle drivers also apply to motorcyclists. 

However, some rules are specific to motorcyclists.

Offence Penalty Demerits
Riders and pillion passengers    
failing to wear an approved helmet $550  
Motorcycle riders    
failing to sit astride the seat, facing forwards $100 3
failing to ride with at least one hand on the handlebars $100 3
failing to keep both feet on footrests designed for the driver $100 3
Passengers on 2-wheeled motorcycles    
ride on a road with more than one passenger $100  
riding a motorcycle with a passenger who has not attained 8 years of age $100  
Trikes and sidecars riders    
ride with more passengers than a sidecar or passenger seat is designed to carry $100 3
ride on a road with a passenger seated unsafely $100 3
ride on a road with a passenger who has not attained 8 years of age, unless that passenger is in a sidecar $100 3
Passengers on trikes and sidecars riders    
ride in a sidecar seated unsafely $100  
Animals on motorcycles    
riding a motorcycle with an animal between the rider and the handlebars $100 1

 

Animals on motorcycles

The rider of a motorcycle shall not ride with an animal on the part of the motorcycle between the rider and the handlebars.

However, this does not apply to a person who rides with an animal on a motorcycle for a distance of not more than 500 metres on a road for the purposes of a farming activity that the person is carrying out, provided it is safe to do so.

The information available on our website provides a simple interpretation of the law and is not intended to constitute legal advice. Full details of traffic offences and penalties are contained in the Road Traffic Code 2000.