Bicycle standard

Mandatory requirements have been established to ensure that bicycles supplied in the market meet certain minimum standards.

About the standard

Bicycles must:

  • meet design and performance requirements to ensure they are safe and roadworthy
  • have warning labels
  • come with an owner's manual.

The standard sets out minimum conditions for the design, assembly and performance of pedal bicycles (in relation to handlebars, seats, brakes etc).

It applies to:

  • new pedal bicycles
  • partially assembled pedal bicycles and
  • sub-assemblies of pedal bicycles

that have a wheel base of 640mm or greater and are supplied by a retailer, importer, distributor or manufacturer.