The rules for dirt and trail bike riders in Victoria
Illegal recreational motorbike riders in public parks across greater Melbourne will be targeted in a new safety campaign by Parks Victoria.
The campaign will target riders who are unlicensed, who are riding unregistered recreational motorbikes or who are riding in prohibited areas, after a spike in reports and observations of trailbikes in popular parks across Victoria.
Using recreational motorbikes in urban areas not only poses a safety risk for walkers and hikers, it can also potentially cause damage to native habitats, contribute to soil erosion.
Parks Victoria Authorised Officers will be patrolling for recreational motorbikes at peak riding times, with increased presence at parks including Lysterfield Park and Churchill National Park, as well as Bunyip State Park and Kurth Kiln Regional Park, which have been impacted by illegal trailbike activities since the 2019 bushfires.
In partnership with the Conservation Regulator and Victoria Police, Parks Victoria aim to ensure safety and compliance on public land, with unregistered or unlicenced riders’ details to be shared with Victoria Police.
So what are the rules for off-road motorbike riders, and where and when can you ride?