State regulations for electric bikes (eBikes) slightly varies in terms of rules and regulation. However, the common regulations across all the States are:

  • The main source of power on a legal electric bicycle must be the pedals. Any motor must be electric and can only assist with pedalling.
  • A pedal cycle with one or more auxiliary motors attached has a combined maximum ungoverned continuous rated power output not exceeding 200 watts.
  • Ebike or Pedalec must comply with European Committee for Standardization EN 15194:2009 or EN 15194:2009+A1:2011 Cycles – Electrically power-assisted cycles – EPAC Bicycles.
  • The motor must cut out (stop operating) when a speed of 25km/h is reached. The rider can continue to pedal above 25km/h like a standard bicycle.

Please refer to the link below for the respective government department regulations w.r.t electric bikes.

NSW: http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/documents/roads/safety-rules/standards/vsi-27-mopeds-power-assisted-pedal-cycles.pdf

QLD: https://www.qld.gov.au/transport/safety/rules/wheeled-devices/bicycle#legal-motorised

Victoria: https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/safety-and-road-rules/cyclist-safety/power-assisted-bicycles