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Road Safety Rules - State/Territory

Road Safety for Coaching Cyclists

As an AustCycle Teacher/Skills Coach, it is crucial that you have a clear understanding of your State/Territory road rules for cyclists. This ensures that you can correctly educate riders about their responsibility on the road as well as conduct cycle sessions in a safe and legal manner.

Cyclists are vulnerable when travelling on the road so it's important that both cyclists and motorists consider each other and share the road safely. Obeying the road rules, including stop signs and traffic lights, riding on the left side of the road, signalling when changing direction and giving way to pedestrians on crossings are all responsibilities of a cyclist just like of any other motorist or road user.

The following information provides a range of key educational links for you as a rider, and as an AustCycle Teacher/Skills Coach, to ensure you clearly understand your responsibilities on the road, including specific road rules and variations per state/territory to assist you with coaching cyclists under your supervision.

Amy Gillett Foundation

The Amy Gillett Foundation, an official charity partner of Cycling Australia and AustCycle, is a charity focused on reducing the incidence of death and injury of bike riders. The Foundation was born out of tragedy, the death of Amy Gillett, who was hit by an out of control motorist whilst cycling with her Australia national team mates in Germany.


With the Foundation’s mission for safe cycling in Australia and the vision of zero bike related fatalities, this partnership stems from a shared commitment to
help bolster the Foundation’s efforts to create a safer environment for bike riding through its bike safety programs and advocacy work, creating a safer environment for all levels of cycling from grass roots to elite.

The following links provide a range of road safety education resources:

AmyGillett.org.au/a-metre-matters

AmyGillett.org.au/rideright/

AmyGillett.org.au/remembering-amy

AmyGillett.org.au/education-road-right

Road Rules & Education Resources by State

The following range of resource links provide details on the relevant road rules for bicycle riders and road safety education tools for each state/territory:

State

Resource

QLD

Bicycle Road Rules

Queensland Road Rules for cyclists brochure | 959 KB PDF

Queensland Road Rules

NSW

Bicycle Laws & Penalties

NSW Road Rules

ACT

Cycling Laws, Safety Tips & Downloads

Cycling Information & Maps

ACT Road Rules

VIC

Bicycle Maps & Bike Share Information

Tips on Sharing the Road

Victorian Road Rules

Rider Safety

TAS

Tasmanian Road Rules

SA

Cyclist Road Rules and Safety

Be Safe Be Seen

South Australian Road Rules

NT

Northern Territory Road Rules

Cycling Offences and Fines

Cycling Safety brochure | 561KB PDF

WA

In August 2011, the WA Government passed five amendments to bicycle regulations

Cycling and the law brochure | PDF

Road Rules for Cyclists

WA Road Safety Strategy

Miscellaneous links:

Cycling Resource Centre:

State and Territory Road Rules