Two bike riders cycling in the bike lane.

Bicycle riders

Heading out on two wheels? Familiarise yourself with must-know tips and road rules for cyclists.

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Rules for bicycle riders

Bicycle riders are allowed to ride on roads and need to follow the same road rules as drivers, but there's some additional rules that apply. We’ve summarised the key ones for you to help you on your way. Find out more information on where you should cycle and learn how motorcycles differ from e-bikes and power-assisted bikes below.

The summaries RACV provide on Victorian road rules are based on the Victorian Road Safety Road Rules 2017. We make sure to reference the exact rule where possible. When reading, keep in mind that we’re providing general information, not legal advice. If you’re looking for specific questions on any legal matter, consult with a lawyer for help.