Yes, it is illegal to ride a bike or bicycle without a helmet in Australia. This is basic safety and the reason it is illegal is because we don’t want to pick your stupid ass up off the pavement and occupy our valuable hospital beds.
Helmets are cheap and not using one could lead to serious brain damage. Although, if you refuse to wear one, then you may already be suffering from brain damage and should consult your local doctor.
Riding a bike without a helmet is illegal in;
- New South Wales
- Australian Capital Territory
- South Australia
- Western Australia
- Northern Territory