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  • Harleydude Posts: 8
    Perth
    Stock Poster Harleydude
    11 Aug 2011 11:29 AM

    Does anyone know the legal age for a children to be pillion passengers on motorbikes????????

  • BURTO Posts: 1163
    2012 Fatbob..Less bling, MORE
    Motor Head BURTO
    11 Aug 2011 12:05 PM

     8 years in New South

    Burto.

  • Lynchy WA Posts: 0
    Lynchy WA
    11 Aug 2011 12:18 PM
    8 in WA too. No age limit for dog's, but they have to be pillion aswell no tank surfing.
  • Harleydude Posts: 8
    Perth
    Stock Poster Harleydude
    11 Aug 2011 12:27 PM
    cheers
  • chopaweeza Posts: 2118
    Beecroft NSW
    Motor Head chopaweeza
    11 Aug 2011 01:22 PM
    It's 8 years in NSW for a child and they no longer allow animals on bikes anymore . Several people have gotten Ministerial Dispensations however including one that does charity work with his dog on his bike .
  • Chops_16_AUS Posts: 310
    Supporting the Kulture !
    Stage 1 Poster Chops_16_AUS
    11 Aug 2011 01:34 PM
    8yrs for Qld Pillions...

    Found this one as well.. for both Rider and Pillion: "you must keep both feet on the footrests when riding"...! (Had mates done for it up here... when using those cruising pegs on their crash bars..).
  • Lynchy WA Posts: 0
    Lynchy WA
    11 Aug 2011 05:21 PM
    Posted By Chops_16_AUS on 11 Aug 2011 1:04 PM
    8yrs for Qld Pillions...

    Found this one as well.. for both Rider and Pillion: "you must keep both feet on the footrests when riding"...! (Had mates done for it up here... when using those cruising pegs on their crash bars..).

    Fair dinkum? How fucked is that.

     

  • Flak88 Posts: 29
    Stock Poster Flak88
    11 Aug 2011 08:56 PM
    Got pulled for having 7 yr daughter on back of my Speed Triple but only got the chat because she could touch the pegs. Got told 8yrs is the age.
  • Cranky Posts: 441
    Performance Poster Cranky
    11 Aug 2011 10:00 PM
    9 in victoria
  • keilor Posts: 66
    North East Vic
    Stock Poster keilor
    11 Aug 2011 10:03 PM
    Posted By Chops_16_AUS on 11 Aug 2011 1:04 PM
    8yrs for Qld Pillions...

    Found this one as well.. for both Rider and Pillion: "you must keep both feet on the footrests when riding"...! (Had mates done for it up here... when using those cruising pegs on their crash bars..).


    Wouldn't they be classed as footrests??

  • Warblade Posts: 102
    Geelong
    Stock Poster Warblade
    12 Aug 2011 09:06 AM
    Posted By Cranky on 11 Aug 2011 9:30 PM
    9 in victoria


    its 8 in vic cranky, younger if they are in a sidecar.

     

     

    VIC Minimum Pillion Passenger Age or Requirements
    Victorian pillion passenger information from VicRoads is provided here .

    Riders must not ride with:

    • more than one pillion passenger.
    • more passengers in a sidecar than the sidecar is designed to carry.
    • an animal between the rider and the handlebars (working farmers exempt for 500 metres on a road).
    • a child under 8 years old unless the passenger is in a sidecar. 
    • both feet must be able to reach adr approved footrests.
    • the child is wearing an aust. standard helmet
    • the rider must not be on restrictions.

  • timmey Posts: 107
    S.E. suburbs
    Stock Poster timmey
    13 Aug 2011 07:33 AM

    I always learn something here .....good post guys

  • fundi Posts: 214
    brisbane south side
    Stage 1 Poster fundi
    14 Aug 2011 06:00 AM

    ACT Minimum Pillion Passenger Age or Requirements
    Australian Capital Territory pillion passenger information is available in the ACT Motorcycle Riders' Handbook here.

    Any passenger carried on a motorcycle (not in a sidecar) must:

    • Sit astride the motorcycle pillion seat facing forward.
    • Keep both feet on the footrests designed for use by the pillion passenger.
    • Wear a correctly fitted and securely fastened approved motorcycle helmet.
    • Not interfere with the rider’s control of the motorcycle.
    • A motorcycle rider must not ride with more than one passenger (excluding sidecar passengers) the motorcycle.

    Passengers carried in a sidecar must:

    • Wear a correctly fitted and securely fastened approved motorcycle helmet.
    • Remain safely seated.
    • The motorcycle rider must not ride with more passengers than the sidecar is designed to carry.

    NOTE: Legislation being developed in 2009 will require that in future, the rider of a motorbike must not ride with a pillion passenger under 8 years old. Passengers under 8 years of age may be carried in a sidecar. Riders intending to carry children as passengers should check with anberra
    Connect on 13 22 81 to confirm whether this law has been implemented in the ACT.

    NSW Minimum Pillion Passenger Age or Requirements
    New South Wales pillion passenger information are found in the RTA Motorcycle Riders Handbook here.

    Any passenger carried on a motorcycle (not in a sidecar) must:

    • Sit astride the motorcycle pillion seat facing forward.
    • Keep both feet on the footrests designed for use by the pillion passenger.
    • Wear a correctly fitted and securely fastened approved motorcycle helmet.
    • Be eight years of age or older.
    • Not interfere with the riders control of the motorcycle.

    Passengers carried in a sidecar must:

    • Wear a correctly fitted and securely fastened approved motorcycle helmet.
    • Remain safely seated.
    • The motorcycle rider must not ride with more passengers than the sidecar is designed to carry.
    • Children under eight are allowed to travel in a sidecar.

    NT Minimum Pillion Passenger Age or Requirements
    Northern Territory pillion passenger information from NT Department of Planning & Infrastructure is available here.

    • Only one pillion passenger may be carried and then only if the bike is fi tted with proper footrests and seating.
    • Pillion passengers must always sit astride the seat facing forwards and with both feet on the footrests.
    • Both the rider and passenger are responsible for ensuring the passenger wears an approved helmet.

    QLD Minimum Pillion Passenger Age or Requirements
    Queensland pillion passenger information from Queensland Transport is available here .

    If you want to carry a pillion passenger:

    • The pillion passenger must be eight years of age or older (except if seated in a side car).
    • Your motorcycle must be dual-seat registered, and your motorcycle must have passenger foot rests.
    • You must have held your current provisional or open motorcycle licence for that size motorcycle for at least one year.
    • Your passenger must be seated safely on a pillion or passenger seat, or in a side car attached to the motorcycle.
    • A pillion passenger on a moving motorcycle must sit astride the pillion seat and face forward with their feet on the passenger footrests.
    • A passenger must not interfere with the rider’s effective control of the motorcycle.
    • You must not carry more passengers on the motorcycle than it was designed to carry.
    • Passengers must wear an approved motorcycle helmet securely fitted and fastened on the head.
       

    SA Minimum Pillion Passenger Age or Requirements
    South Australia pillion passenger information from Transport SA is available here .

    Any passenger carried on a motorcycle just:

    • Sit astride the motorcycle pillion seat facing forward.
       
    • Keep both feet on the footrests designed for use by the pillion passenger.
       
    • Wear a correctly fitted and securely fastened approved motorcycle helmet.
    • Be eight years of age or older.
       

    TAS Minimum Pillion Passenger Age or Requirements
    Tasmanian pillion passenger information is available here .

    • No pillion passengers under eight years old. A child under eight years of age can't be carried as a passenger on a motorcycle, unless in a sidecar.
    • Travelling in a sidecar. When a sidecar is used, it can only carry the number of passengers for which it is designed, and the passengers must be seated.
    • If you are carrying young passengers, other than in a sidecar make sure that they are at least eight years old, they can reach the foot pegs and they are wearing an approved motorcycle helmet.
       

    VIC Minimum Pillion Passenger Age or Requirements
    Victorian pillion passenger information from VicRoads is provided here .

    Riders must not ride with:

    • more than one pillion passenger.
    • more passengers in a sidecar than the sidecar is designed to carry.
    • an animal between the rider and the handlebars (working farmers exempt for 500 metres on a road).
    • a child under 8 years old unless the passenger is in a sidecar.

    fundi

  • Finny Posts: 1645
    Bacchus Marsh
    Motor Head Finny
    14 Aug 2011 02:58 PM

     It is good to know, Cheers

  • Cromag Posts: 152
    Stock Poster Cromag
    16 Aug 2011 07:55 AM
    LOL.....my young bloke has been travelling with me since he was 5, he's a big lad and with a sissybar i was always confident him being where he was put. When he was 7 they cahnged the law and i had to tell him that he couldnt come with me anymore - he was not a happy camper............so the next day he comes home from school with this spiel, "if i tell the police i was born in 2000, instead of 02 - and that iam in 3rd class, they have to let me ride with you because that proves iam 8 yrs old" larfed my arse off.......was touched by his committment to keeping two wheels in his life. i countered his lie with, "what if they ask you your teachers name?" ----that stumped him, he didnt know who the 3rd grade teachers were...LOL............it was a difficult year for him.

    he's 9 and a half now......the other day i pull up at his friends place to pick him up after a sleep over, he's sitting on a little bike - "whats that?" i say "my new bike i just bought for $350" he says, "i talked him down from $420....".......what could i do but load it in the ute....................................
  • 2005 FLSTFI Posts: 370
    PERTH
    Stage 1 Poster 2005 FLSTFI
    16 Aug 2011 05:39 PM
    Posted By Cromag on 16 Aug 2011 7:25 AM
    LOL.....my young bloke has been travelling with me since he was 5, he's a big lad and with a sissybar i was always confident him being where he was put. When he was 7 they cahnged the law and i had to tell him that he couldnt come with me anymore - he was not a happy camper............so the next day he comes home from school with this spiel, "if i tell the police i was born in 2000, instead of 02 - and that iam in 3rd class, they have to let me ride with you because that proves iam 8 yrs old" larfed my arse off.......was touched by his committment to keeping two wheels in his life. i countered his lie with, "what if they ask you your teachers name?" ----that stumped him, he didnt know who the 3rd grade teachers were...LOL............it was a difficult year for him.

    he's 9 and a half now......the other day i pull up at his friends place to pick him up after a sleep over, he's sitting on a little bike - "whats that?" i say "my new bike i just bought for $350" he says, "i talked him down from $420....".......what could i do but load it in the ute....................................

    I'm hearing ya cromag, my boy won't go to bed at night unless he gets to watch the Scavenger DVD (oil changing harleys). He knows the models of by heart & he's only 3.
     

    There's no education like HD education.

    He also keeps asking me to take him for a ride, feel like I'm letting him down when I say I can't yet.

  • elvis Posts: 0
    elvis
    10 Dec 2012 11:03 PM
    3 oversease lol thats why i learned to ride an drive by age of 10 and never ever had accident in past 15 yrs
  • noddy59 Posts: 45
    western austailia
    Stock Poster noddy59
    11 Dec 2012 12:24 AM
    was pillion on a kwaka w650 for first ride as a 7 yo ,scared the crap out of me but have loved bikes ever since
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