Dumb Laws Part 1: Electric Scooters in Victoria

The VicRoads page on scooters and wheeled recreational devices states:

If your motorised scooter:

  • is powered by a petrol motor
  • has an electric motor with a maximum power greater than 200 watts
  • has a maximum speed greater than 10 km/h

then it cannot be legally used on a road or any road related areas, including footpaths, share paths and public areas. The fine for an illegal device is $826. Other penalties may also apply.

All of the most popular models (eg. the Segway Ninebot E25 and Xiaomi Mi 1S) are capable of going beyond that speed.