Riding e-scooters to and from school

Personal e-scooters remain illegal on NSW roads and road-related areas, including footpaths, shared paths and bicycle lanes.

In NSW, personal e-scooters can only be used on private property.

From July 2022, electric scooter shared schemes are being trialled in NSW. Riders in trial locations can hire and ride electric scooters. Hired shared scheme e-scooters are only able to be used on roads and road-related areas in designated e-scooter trial areas.

Action required

If you have students riding personal e-scooters to and from school, principals should:

  • inform the student and their parents/carers that it is illegal to ride e-scooters outside private property
  • ban the storage of e-scooters on school property.

Support Materials

Download and share this information/brochure with parents and carers via school communication channels.

Please note the advice for e-bikes is different.

Refer to our latest information - riding ebikes and petrol-powered bicycles to and from school


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