Summary Of State Motorcycle Helmet Use Regulations

The summary omits any older '70's and 80's helmet standards still allowed in some States.

 

 
 
Northern Territory
Helmets must comply with AS1698-1988, AS/NZS 1698:2006 or UNECE 22.05 (from 16 Sept 2015).

ie No Certification required - No JAS-ANZ Certification Marks required

Qld
Helmets must comply with AS 1698 or AS/NZS 1698 or UNECE 22.05 (from 1 Feb 2015).

ie No Certification required - No JAS-ANZ CAB Certification Marks required

NSW
Helmets must comply with AS1698 or AS/NZS1698 or AS/NZS 1698:2006 and have an identifying mark from a body accredited or approved by JAS-ANZ certifying compliance with an above standard if manufactured after 31/3/11 (5 Feb 2010, 5 Nov 2010) or UNECE 22.05 (from 11/12/15).

ie Certification required - JAS-ANZ CAB Certification Marks required for AS/NZS 1698 helmets

ACT
Helmets must comply with the version of AS1698 or AS/NZS1698 which was current at the time of the helmet was imported or manufactured or UNECE 22.05 (as of 22/12/15) and have an identifying mark certifying compliance with the standard.

ie compliant to an approved standard - and a mark certifying compliance to that standard

Victoria
Helmets must comply with AS1698-1988 and be marked with a (non existant) official standards mark, or AS/NZS 1698:2006 and bear an identifying mark from a JAS-ANZ accredited body if manufactured after 1 July 2012 or UNECE 22.05 (from 6 August 2015)

ie Certification required and JAS-ANZ CAB Certification Marks required on new AS1698 helmets

Tasmania
Helmets must comply with AS/NZS 1698 (Note: no year specified) or UNECE 22.05 (as of 24/2/16).

ie No Certification required - No JAS-ANZ Certification Marks required.

South Australia
Helmets must comply with AS1698:1988 or AS/NZS1698:2006 or UNECE 22.05 and bear a relevant certification mark. AS1698-1988 and AS/NZS1698:2006 helmets require a (non existant) prescribed certification mark or a JAS/ANZ certification mark.

ie certification mark required on AS1698 - International approval mark on UNECE 22.05.

SA gazetted approval of UNECE 22.05 helmets on 28th April 2016

Western Australia
Helmets must comply with AS1698:1988, AS/NZS 1698:2006 or UNECE 22.05 and bear a certifying mark, sticker or label as required by the relevant standard.

ie No additional certification required - No JAS-ANZ stickers

WA gazetted approval of UNECE 22.05 helmets on 1/4/16.

 
Northern Territory
Helmets must comply with AS1698-1988, AS/NZS 1698:2006 or UNECE 22.05 (from 16 Sept 2015).

ie No Certification required - No JAS-ANZ Certification Marks required.

Qld
Helmets must comply with AS 1698 or AS/NZS 1698 or UNECE 22.05 (from 1 Feb 2015).

ie No Certification required - No JAS-ANZ CAB Certification Marks required

NSW
Helmets must comply with AS1698 or AS/NZS1698 or AS/NZS 1698:2006 and have an identifying mark from a body accredited or approved by JAS-ANZ certifying compliance with an above standard if manufactured after 31/3/11 (5 Feb 2010, 5 Nov 2010) or UNECE 22.05 (from 11/12/15).

ie Certification required - JAS-ANZ CAB Certification Marks required for AS/NZS 1698 helmets

ACT
Helmets must bear the certification trade mark of which the Standards Association of Australia is the registered proprietor together with the figures "1698" (reconfirmed 2009).

ie Certification to AS1698 - and a lapsed Certification Mark required

Victoria
Helmets must comply with AS1698-1988 and be marked with a (non existant) official standards mark, or AS/NZS 1698:2006 and bear an identifying mark from a JAS-ANZ accredited body if manufactured after 1 July 2012 or UNECE 22.05 (from 6 August 2015)

ie Certification required and JAS-ANZ CAB Certification Marks required on new AS1698 helmets

Tasmania
Helmets must comply with AS/NZS 1698 (Note: no year specified).

ie No Certification required.

South Australia
Helmets must be manufactured, tested and marked in accordance with AS1698:1974 or AS1698:1988 or AS/NZS1698:1992 or AS/NZS1698:2006 and bear a prescribed certification mark or the certification mark of a body declared by the Minister by notice in the Gazette.

ie Certification required and an invalid standard (AS/NZS1698:1992).

Western Australia
Helmets must comply with AS1698:1988 or AS/NZS 1698:2006 and carry a sticker issued by Standards Australia (14 Dec 2007).

ie No Certification required - and a lapsed Certification Mark required

 
Northern Territory
Helmets must comply with AS1698-1988 (2 Oct 2013) or AS/NZS 1698:2006.

ie No Certification required - No JAS-ANZ Certification Marks required

Qld
Helmets must comply with AS 1698 or AS/NZS 1698.

ie No Certification required - No JAS-ANZ CAB Certification Marks required

NSW
Helmets must comply with AS1698 or AS/NZS1698 or AS/NZS 1698:2006 and has an identifying mark from a body accredited or approved by JAS-ANZ certifying compliance with an above standard (5 Feb 2010, 5 Nov 2010).

ie Certification required - JAS-ANZ CAB Certification Marks required

ACT
Helmets must bear the certification trade mark of which the Standards Association of Australia is the registered proprietor together with the figures "1698" (reconfirmed 2009).

ie Certification to AS1698 and a lapsed Certification Mark required

Victoria
Helmets must be marked with a (non existant) official standards mark, comply with AS1698 (as specified in ACCC CPN9) or AS/NZS 1698:2006 and bear an identifying mark from a JAS-ANZ accredited body if manufactured after 1 July 2012. (after AS/NZS 1698-2006 is gazetted by ACCC)

ie Certification required and JAS-ANZ CAB Certification Marks required on new helmets

Tasmania
Helmets must comply with AS/NZS 1698 (Note: no year specified) and bear the Australian Standards Mark (1 July 2012).

ie No Certification required - and a lapsed Certification Mark required

South Australia
Helmets must be manufactured, tested and marked in accordance with AS1698:1974 or AS1698:1988 or AS/NZS1698:1992 or AS/NZS1698:2006 and bear the certification mark of the Standards Association of Australia (28 Nov 2007).

ie Certification required - and a lapsed Certification Mark required

Western Australia
Helmets must comply with AS1698:1988 or AS/NZS 1698:2006 and carry a sticker issued by Standards Australia (14 Dec 2007).

ie No Certification required - and a lapsed Certification Mark required

 
Northern Territory
Helmets must comply with AS/NZS 1698:2006.

ie No Certification required - No JAS-ANZ Certification Marks required

Qld
Helmets must comply with AS 1698 or AS/NZS 1698.

ie No Certification required - No JAS-ANZ CAB Certification Marks required

NSW
Helmets must comply with AS1698 or AS/NZS1698 or AS/NZS 1698:2006 and has an identifying mark from a body accredited or approved by JAS-ANZ certifying compliance with an above standard (5 Feb 2010, 5 Nov 2010).

ie Certification required - JAS-ANZ CAB Certification Marks required

ACT
Helmets must bear the certification trade mark of which the Standards Association of Australia is the registered proprietor together with the figures "1698" (reconfirmed 2009).

ie Certification to AS1698 and a lapsed Certification Mark required

Victoria
Helmets must be marked with a (non existant) official standards mark, comply with AS1698 (as specified in ACCC CPN9) or AS/NZS 1698:2006 and bear an identifying mark from a JAS-ANZ accredited body if manufactured after 1 July 2012. (after AS/NZS 1698-2006 is gazetted by ACCC)

ie Certification required and JAS-ANZ CAB Certification Marks required on new helmets

Tasmania
Helmets must comply with AS/NZS 1698 (Note: no year specified) and bear the Australian Standards Mark (1 July 2012).

ie No Certification required - and a lapsed Certification Mark required

South Australia
Helmets must be manufactured, tested and marked in accordance with AS1698:1974 or AS1698:1988 or AS/NZS1698:1992 or AS/NZS1698:2006 and bear the certification mark of the Standards Association of Australia (28 Nov 2007).

ie Certification required - and a lapsed Certification Mark required

Western Australia
Helmets must comply with AS1698:1988 or AS/NZS 1698:2006 and carry a sticker issued by Standards Australia (14 Dec 2007).

ie No Certification required - and a lapsed Certification Mark required

 
There are no Gazetted State Regulations overriding AS1698 Visor requirements