Riding Electric Scooters in Canberra


Riding electric scooters has become a fast, convenient, and fun alternative transportation for most commuters since its boom in recent years. Moreover, personal e-scooters and other micro-mobility devices have proven to be a safe way to commute during the pandemic. Due to its benefits, there has been an increasing demand and usage for electric scooters in Canberra.


Since the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) allows locals and tourists to ride an electric scooter in public, more people have started to ride personal and shared e-scooters in the state, especially in Canberra. If you are looking to buy an electric scooter in Canberra, Mearth offers different types of electric scooters for your needs. Check out our online shop to learn more about our commuter and off-road electric scooters.


However, before you start riding your new Mearth electric scooter in public, here are a few guidelines that you need to know when riding electric scooters in Canberra.


Electric scooter law in Canberra

Electric scooter law in ACT allows the use of electric scooters in public as long as it meets the following requirements for personal mobility devices:

  • Designed for only one person
  • Propelled by an electric motor
  • Weighing a maximum of 60 kg
  • With one or more wheels
  • With a brake system
  • Able to travel at a maximum speed of 25 km/h
  • With dimensions of 1250mm (l) x 700mm (w) x 1350mm (h)

  • Fortunately, most e-scooters in the market meet these specifications. This means you can buy and ride Mearth electric scooters in Canberra.


    Electric scooter safety requirements

    According to regulations by the ACT Police, riders with road-legal ACT electric scooters must comply with the following safety rules when riding in public:

  • E-scooters can be used on shared paths and footpaths, but riders must give way to pedestrians.
  • Riders under 12 years of age must be supervised by an adult.
  • Riders must not carry a passenger.
  • E-scooter riders cannot travel on roads or on-road bicycle lanes, except on residential streets with no footpath.
  • Riders cannot travel along the light rail corridor. Riders must also always obey pedestrian traffic lights when crossing.
  • Riders must wear an approved bicycle helmet and use a warning device, such as a bell.
  • The e-scooter or rider must have a light and reflector if riding at night or in inclement weather.
  • Riders must not ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs and must not use a mobile phone while riding.
  • Riders have a speed limit of 25 km/h on shared footpaths or cycle paths, 15 km/h on footpaths, and 10 km/h at crossings.

  • Where to ride electric scooters in Canberra

    Electric scooters and other personal mobility devices may be used on footpaths, shared paths, bicycle paths, and the bicycle side of separated paths. However, e-scooters can’t be used on roads or bicycle lanes. Riders may only use the road if there is no footpath, shared path or nature strip near the road, or if it is impractical to ride them.


    Here are some recommended areas for riding electric scooters in Canberra:

  • Off road tracks
  • Park tracks
  • Lake Burley Griffin, and around the Parliamentary Triangle
  • Kingston Foreshore (when it is not crowded)
  • National Arboretum, Australian National Botanic Gardens
  • Stromlo Forest Park
  • Belconnen Skate Park
  • Lake Ginninderra

  • Electric scooter trials in Canberra

    ACT electric scooter law has allowed Beam and Neuron to operate a shared e-scooter scheme in Canberra starting September of 2020. Currently, there are up to 1,500 e-scooters available in central Canberra and the Belconnen Tower Centre for the shared e-scooter scheme. 


    Shop for electric scooters in Canberra

    If you are looking for electric scooters for sale in Canberra, check out Mearth’s online shop for different commuter and off-road e-scooters. From portable e-scooters like the Mearth S Series to long-range e-scooters like the Mearth RS Series, find the best electric scooter that suits your commuting needs.


    Why Shop at Mearth

  • Quality design and performance
  • Great value for money
  • No need to sign up to buy online
  • Flexible payment options
  • Free shipping across Australia
  • Two-year warranty policy

  • Mearth Shipping Policy

    Mearth ships to Canberra free of charge. Please note that products are shipped within 24 hours after payment. However, orders made on a Friday are shipped on the next business day. Check out our shipping policy to learn more.


    Mearth Warranty Policy

    Mearth customers who register their warranty online will receive two years of warranty for the e-scooter frame and one year of warranty for the main body, motor, battery, and controller of the e-scooter. The policy also covers repairs within 30 days after the purchase. Customers must register their warranty online within one month of purchase.


    For enquiries and concerns, you may reach us via support@mearth.com.au.


    Schedule a Test Drive

    Experience riding Mearth electric scooters firsthand before you buy! Our electric scooters are available for a test ride in our Sydney office. Schedule a test drive today!


    Electric scooter repair shops in Canberra

    Mearth e-scooter owners that need an electric scooter repair in Canberra will need to request a repair on our website. Our team will then inform customers of the next steps and any repair costs. Please note that major repairs may need to be shipped to our Sydney office.


    If you can’t ship your e-scooter to Sydney, you may bring your e-scooter to available electric scooter repair shops in Canberra, ACT. Check your neighbourhood for any local electric scooter repair shop, PEV shop, or bike shop for nearby or urgent repairs.

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