Riding electric scooters in Perth

Woman riding a Mearth electric scooter

Due to the growing demand for electric scooters, many cities in Australia are starting to allow the use of electric scooters and other micro-mobility devices in public. However, electric scooters in Perth, WA have yet to make their way into the city’s streets and public spaces. Only electric scooters that meet the law’s requirements are allowed to ride in public. Otherwise, riders can face penalties.

If you are looking to buy an electric scooter in Perth, here are some guidelines that you should know to help you abide by the law and ride safely in the city. Mearth is also here to help you find the right ride for you.


Electric scooter law in Perth

Electric scooter law in WA states that electric scooters are only allowed on public footpaths and roads if they use a maximum motor output of 200W and travel at a top speed of 10 km/h. Since most electric scooters in the market offer higher motor power and speed limits, most commercial e-scooters can’t be ridden in Perth and the rest of Western Australia.

However, electric scooters in Western Australia can be ridden on private property. The law does not regulate e-scooters on private property, but riders are advised to wear a helmet and other protective gear for their safety.


Electric scooter safety requirements

For Perth electric scooters that meet the law’s requirements, here are some road rules that riders must follow, according to the Road Traffic Code 2000:

  • Riders must wear a helmet;
  • Riders can ride on footpaths and shared paths, so long as the rider keeps left and gives way to pedestrians;
  • Riders cannot ride on roads with a speed limit exceeding 50 km/h;
  • Riders cannot ride on roads with a dividing line or median strip;
  • Riders cannot ride on one-way roads with more than one marked lane; and
  • Riders cannot ride during hours of darkness.
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    Where to use electric scooters

    Road-legal electric scooters in Perth can travel on most footpaths and shared paths. However, here are some recommended areas to ride your e-scooter:

  • Kings Park and Botanic Garden
  • Brighton Beach to City Beach
  • Shelley Foreshore, Canning River
  • Wembley Sports Park
  • Swan River
  • Rockingham Foreshore
  • Scarborough Beach Reserve and Skate Park

  • Electric scooter trials in Perth

    So far, there are no electric scooter trials in Perth. However, e-scooter sharing company Lime has been reported to be working on approval for an e-scooter trial. Moreover, given the current electric scooter law in WA, Lime also applied for an exemption to raise the speed limit from 10 km/h to 15 km/h.


    Shop for electric scooters in Perth

    Mearth offers commuters and e-scooter fans a variety of electric scooters for sale in Perth via our online shop. From lightweight e-scooters to heavy-duty e-scooters, Mearth offers efficient, innovative and sustainable electric scooters to make travelling more convenient and fun. Check out our latest electric scooter series and place an order online without creating an account.


    Why Shop at Mearth

  • Quality and reliable electric scooters
  • Best value for money
  • Flexible payment options
  • Free shipping across Australia
  • Two-year warranty policy

  • Mearth Shipping Policy

    Mearth offers free shipping to Perth. Orders with available products will be shipped within 24 hours after we receive the payment. Take note that orders made on a Friday will be shipped out on Monday. Learn more about our shipping policy.


    Mearth Warranty Policy

    Mearth offers customers a two-year warranty from the date of purchase for the frame of any Mearth electric scooter, and a one-year warranty from the date of purchase for the motor, battery, main body, and controller of any Mearth electric scooter.


    Customers are required to register their warranty within one month of purchase. Complete your online warranty registration here.


    Repairs within 30 days after the purchase are covered under Mearth’s warranty. Repair fees will apply after 30 days from purchase except for the frame, motor, and battery.


    Mearth not only aims to offer the best electric scooters in Perth but also provide reliable customer service. For enquiries and concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out via support@mearth.com.au.


    Schedule a Test Ride

    Take our electric scooters for a ride and experience them firsthand. Schedule a test drive today!


    Electric scooter repair shops in Perth

    Buying an electric scooter also means that you need to take care of it well. Fortunately, there are plenty of electric scooter repair shops in Perth, WA. To get an electric scooter repair in Perth, you can go to your local electric vehicle shop, electric scooter shop, or retailer.


    For Mearth electric scooter owners, you can request a repair via our website. Take note that replaceable components will be subject to another online order. Mearth will inform you of the cost of the component beforehand. Meanwhile, damages with non-replaceable components will need to be sent to our office in Sydney for repairs.

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