New Mandatory Standard For Bicycle Helmets

The Mandatory Standard for bicycle helmets was updated on 22 March 2024, and is applicable to helmets worn when riding a bicycle as well as other wheeled recreational devices such as e-bikes, skateboards, roller skates, roller blades and scooters.

The standard sets out clearly defined requirements for design, construction, performance and labelling, covering the helmets’ impact absorbing properties, specialised product testing and safety information.

Bicycle Helmets displayed in a shop

The main changes to the standard made in the March update allows suppliers of bicycle helmets to comply with one of the following Australian or overseas standards:

  • Australian Standard AS/NZS 2063:2020 – Helmets for use on bicycles and wheeled recreational devices
  • Australian Standard AS/NZS 2063:2008 – Bicycle Helmets
  • European standard EN 1078:2012+A1:2012 Helmets for pedal cyclists and for users of skateboards and roller skates
  • US Consumer Product Safety Commission standard US CPSC 16 C.F.R. Part 1203 Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International standard F1447-18 Standard Specification for Helmets Used in Recreational Bicycling or Roller Skating
  • Snell standard B-95 1995 Bicycle Helmet Standard, 1998 revision, Standard for Protective Headgear for Use in Bicycling.

Suppliers have until 22 September 2025 to transition to the new standard. Until then, the current safety standards will still apply.

If your company needs assistance with ensuring compliance with bike helmets, please contact us.

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