Can I still ride my bike outdoors?

Last updated: Wednesday 28 July 2021.

While we live in an unpredictable world where coronavirus restrictions and lockdowns can be snapped in place, we are lucky that we are still able to go outside and ride a bike for exercise and transport.

This page has the latest advice for bike riding in Victoria and the rest of Australia, including where and how long you can ride for. 

Remember keep your distance, stay safe and stop the spread of COVID-19. Get tested even if you have the mildest of symptoms.

Guidelines for Victoria

People in Victoria can ride a bike wherever and whenever with no time restrictions.

You can ride in groups of up to 10 people, so small bunchies are back.

Directions say you need to wear a mask whenever you are outside as well as inside, so carry one with you whenever you ride.

Guidelines for New South Wales

While stay at home rules are in place for people in Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour local government areas, you are still able to leave your home to ride a bike.

You can ride a bike for exercise within in your Local Government Area or within 10kms of home. You can only ride in groups of up to two people, not including people you live with.

You can also ride a bike for transport for any other reasonable excuse to leave home, such as getting food, going out for medical or caring reasons or for work or education if it is not possible to do it at home.

You need to carry a mask whenever you leave your home.

Rest of Australia

While you are currently free to ride a bike as much as you like in most states, there are some restrictions on home visitors and mask rules. It is also important to monitor your health and not go for a ride if you are experiencing coronavirus symptoms.

See your state's website for the latest local information about coronavirus.

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