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Are you in Sydney, and would love to cut loose in your free time? Check out the ultimate in wheeled recreational devices – better known as an electric scooter!
We love our e scooters! iScoot has an excellent range to choose from, and we can help you choose the best scooter to match your needs. Whether you’re looking for a new weekend hobby, wanting the best value scooter on the market, or would like to enjoy more of Sydney’s sights – there’s a scooter for you.
Before you start adding scooter products to your shopping cart, there’s some things you should know first. We’ve prepared a summary for you to start with, but it’s important to make yourself aware of all the issues.
Can you ride electric scooters in Sydney?
The NSW Centre for Road Safety currently states “Powered foot scooters and skateboards cannot be registered and can only be used on private land”.
So electric scooters generally may not be used on roads, and are not legal to ride on public footpaths or other public places.
The rules DO allow for your foot scooter to be used on footpaths, and designated bike lanes with certain conditions. So in this case, human power is mightier than a motorised scooter!
So where CAN you ride them around Sydney? Please be sure to check with your local authorities – Department of Transport for NSW, and follow their advice on riding an electric scooter, as well as the rules applying to foot scooters. Remember that e scooters are different to e bikes, while they’re all a wheeled recreational device, there are different rules.
Suggested locations where you can ride your electric scooter
- Private Property – your own backyard
- Sydney Park Cycling Centre at Sydney Park, St Peters
- Heffron Pedal Park, Maroubra
- Campbelltown Bicycle Education & Road Safety Centre
- Park tracks
- Offroad tracks
Sydney’s climate generally allows scooter riding year-round. Like the rest of Australia, severe thunderstorms are most likely Oct–Mar, but Sydney’s winter is relatively mild.
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Shipping Costs for Sydney
FREE SHIPPING to Sydney for all iScoot orders priced over $100
Remember we have specialist electric scooter mechanics so if your e scooter needs a service, repair, or requires maintenance book a service here.
We stock a wide range of safety products on our online store, and these can all be shipped to your location around Sydney and New South Wales – helmets, extra lighting, brake pads, extra battery.
The Legal Stuff
The rules differ across the States of Australia, so please check with your local State road traffic authority (Department of Transport for NSW) to be certain of the local laws for details regarding:
- Mandatory approved helmet
- Speed limits
- Age restrictions
- Scooter size and capacity
- NSW road rules and drivers license questions
Please view the full information here on the New South Wales Centre for Road Safety site.
New South Wales road rules currently stipulate that “powered foot scooters…cannot be registered and can only be used on private land.” As such, it is illegal to ride an electric scooter anywhere in New South Wales, other than on private property.
Electric Scooter Warranty
Our scooters are protected by warranty – This Limited Warranty covers all defects in material and workmanship of the electric scooter arising or occurring as a result of your normal and ordinary use of your personal mobile device. Please read the full warranty details here.
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