At Melbourne Scooter Warehouse we believe

that some guidance goes a long way!

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Consider the roads

We recommend that you have a think about what you will use your new motor scooter for.

Considering the roads and how other road users may use those roads is important in guiding your next scooter.

Maximum speeds

Maximum speeds are only a guide and can be affected by both load and weather conditions. Extended and continuous operation should be around 80 to 85% of the maximum speed capability. Maximum speed should be reserved for intermittent bursts.


QLD, WA, NT & SA permit car licence holders to ride on a car licence. 50cc scooters (Mopeds) are speed limited to 50km/h by law, they are best for inner city and suburban riding on 40-60km/h roads.

125cc-150cc scooters

125cc-150cc scooters are best suited for local and continuous travel on 80km/h roads, and brief commutes on 100km/h speed limited roads.

200cc scooters

200cc scooters are best suited for local and continuous travel on 100km/h roads and brief commutes on 110km/h speed-limited roads.

Over 250cc scooters

Over 250cc scooters are best suited for local and continuous riding on 110km/h roads. Extra power provides more relaxed highway riding and overtaking abilities.

  • LA Category is a special vehicle classification for scooters of less than 50cc provided under the Motor Standards Act (1989). They pass different requirements for
    brakes, lights, speedometer, and noise. 

  • They are restricted to 50 km/h in ALL states, and they are NOT tested for safe operation at higher speeds.

  • For QLD, SA, NT & WA LA Category scooters can be ridden by holders of a car licence. With no additional 2-wheel training/special driver licensing requirements.

  • In the ACT, NSW, TAS & VIC LA Category scooters can be ridden after training and passing a motorcycle test. Go see your local Department of Transport for more information.

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FAQs - a bit of guidance - LA category information - electric scooters - Motor scooter Melbourne - Melbourne Scooter Warehouse


Despite not selling electric scooters or bikes yet, we thought you might like some information.

Each state has different legislation, please check with your local Department of Transport to understand your state’s laws.

In Victoria, these vehicles are speed limited to 10km/h and motors not exceeding 200 watts.

Anything over this power cannot be ridden on public roads, cycle lanes or footpaths; they are for private property only. These vehicles can be impounded, and fines can be issued.

Please be cautious if you are looking at an electric scooter or bike as an option.

Some additional information

It is a federal offence for motorcycle dealers to sell an LA category scooter for road use in a derestricted form.

Under the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989, both the dealer and the rider may be fined up to $13,700 per vehicle.