Bicycle helmets

Position paper

Australia’s mandatory helmet laws: Bicycle Network position paper

Mandatory helmet laws, originally supported by Bicycle Network, were introduced in Australia in the 1990s. However, after a 14-month policy review, the network has decided to call for change.

Mandatory helmet law public survey summary

A survey of almost 20,000 people by the Bicycle Network has confirmed what most Australians already know - mandatory helmet laws have had a negative impact on cycling participation rates in this country.