Users of scooters, e-scooters, skateboards and rollerblades/rollerskates that are wheeled recreational devices are considered to be pedestrians and can use footpaths, but they must keep left and give way to actual pedestrians such as people walking or using a wheelchair on the footpath or shared path.
In limited circumstances, scooters, skateboards and rollerblades can be used on roads. They cannot be used on a road with a speed limit greater than 50km/h, on a road with a dividing line or median, or a one way road with two or more lanes, or in bicycle lanes on roads.
They can only be used at night on a road if crossing the road at an intersection. An exception is that scooters can be used at night or in low visibility if the scooter, or its rider, meet the equipment requirements detailed below.
Scooters, e-scooters, skateboards and rollerblades must not be used where there is a ‘no wheeled recreational devices’ sign. They must not be towed or slipstream by riding within two metres of the rear of a moving motor vehicles for more than 200 metres.