Prohibited vehicles

It's illegal to ride mini bikes, monkey bikes and some small electric or petrol-powered vehicles on public roads, footpaths, car parks or in parks.

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Which vehicles are prohibited

Prohibited vehicles include:

  • all petrol-powered bicycles that:
    • have a petrol-powered engine attached before or after purchase
    • are powered by any other type of internal combustion engine.
  • motorised foot scooters (with or without a seat) with an electric or petrol engine
  • mini bikes or monkey bikes
  • motorised human transporters such as the WheelMan or Segway
  • skateboards with an electric or petrol motor.

Prohibited vehicles cannot be registered or insured.

It is illegal to use prohibited vehicles on a road or road-related area like a footpath, car park or park. Heavy fines apply.

Safety risks

Prohibited vehicles can cause serious injuries. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has recalled some mini and monkey bikes and issued a safety warning on hoverboards. Find out about miniature motorbikes and hoverboards and their safety risks.

Mini-bike, petrol engine powered




The shaded area shows a comparison average height of a full-size motorbike of 90cm from ground to seat.

Motorised foot scooter
Motorised foot scooter


Motorised foot scooter with seat – petrol or electric powered


motorised foot scooter with a seat

Motorised skateboard – petrol or electric powered
A line drawing of a motorised skateboard.
Motorised WheelMan - petrol or electric powered



Motorised WheelMan
Segway human transporter



Segway transporter
Petrol-powered bicycle



Petrol powered bicycle


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