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Information about e-scooters (electric scooters) and e-scooter offences

Information about e-scooters (electric scooters) and e-scooter offences is now available on LawHub.

Published:
Tuesday 11 July 2023 at 5:22 am

The Victorian Government recently declared that electric scooters are not motor vehicles for the purposes of specified provisions of the Road Safety Act 1986. This means that an e-scooter:

  • does not need to be registered
  • does not require the rider to have a driver licence or learner permit

However there are a number of laws that apply to riders of e-scooters and relevant information is now available on the lawhub page.  That information includes:

  • The definition of 'electric scooter'
  • Important exceptions that apply to e-scooter riders for:
    • drink driving and drug driving
    • non compliant e-scooters, which are treated as motor vehicles
  • What is required to use an e-scooter legally
  • Legislation
  • Related pages
  • Related websites

Further information on the application of other road rules for e-scooter riders will follow in a future update.

Updated