WA E-bike law changes

Published on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 14:36

After several years of industry lobbying, and almost three years after the federal government introduced the regulations, the Western Australian government has passed the required legislation and is now completing the appropriate administrative process to allow 250W power assisted pedal bicycles which meet EN15194 to be legally ridden on WA roads from April 27 2015.

This is an addition regulation, 200w throttle control bicycles can still legally be used on WA roads.

WA becomes the seventh Australian state and territory to adopt the regulations.

This means:

  • 250w EN15194 compliant bicycles can be legally sold in any state and territory in Australia
  • 250w En15194 compliant bicycles can be legally used in all states and territories except Norther Territory.

As with all other states, the key criteria is:

  • 250w maximum rated output
  • Power assist – no pedal no pwer
  • 25km/h assistance cuts out

If you would like any further information on federal or state regulations please contact the BIA office.


On purchasing any of our 250w+ bicycles you will be asked to sign a waiver that includes the following.

I, the customer, undertake to indemnify Electric Bikes WA against all liabilities and claims, demands, actions, suits, losses, costs, charges, expenses, damages, death and personal or property injury caused by purchased products.

I understand the danger involved with high powered and high voltage electric vehicle components and the real risk of damage to components.

I understand that the forces generated from these electric components may result in frame failure for inadequate frames not suitable for use with these products.

I understand the risk of lithium ion battery packs and will ensure that the battery is charged in as safe charging location where should the unlikely event of a fire occurring, the damage will be isolated to only the battery pack and charging station.


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