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New South Wales

legal at low speeds of up to 30km/h for fully licenced motorcyclists, where and when it is safe to do so. 

Illegal between traffic and an adjacent kerb, between traffic and parked vehicles, in bicycle lanes, in school zones, and between lanes of traffic travelling in opposite directions.


Lane filtering is legal for licensed motorcycle riders, at speeds of up to 30km/h, it’s safe to do so, and between parked vehicles and traffic.

Illegal in bicycle lanes, between traffic and an adjacent kerb, and between lanes of traffic travelling in opposite directions.


Legal for motorcycle riders on open licences when safe to do so.

Illegal for those who hold Tasmanian or interstate learner and provisional licences, at speeds greater than 30km/h, travelling through a school zone during school hours, next to parked cars, and between the side of the road and other vehicles.

South Australia

legal for motorbike riders who hold an R or R-Date licence class (who are not required to display L or P plates). This is the same for interstate riders visiting South Australia. Also travelling at speeds less than 30km/h, when it is safe to do so.

Illegal travelling through a school zone or across pedestrian crossings, in bicycle, bus or tram lanes, between the side of the road and other vehicles, next to parked cars, and on roundabouts.

Western Australia

The Western Australian Roads Comission has announced new laws allowing motorcyclists to weave between lanes at traffic speeds 30km or less in the hope of easing congestion and improving rider safety.

Northern Territory

There are no specific laws in the NT relating to lane filtering at this point in time.

Australian Capital Territory

In February 2015, the ACT introduced a two-year lane filtering trial and motorcycle riders were allowed to move slowly through stopped or slowed vehicles. The trial was given the green light to continue while the government decides whether or not to make the laws legal long-term.

Source: Shine Lawyers