Possible exemption from wearing a motorcycle helmet
You must wear a motorcycle helmet if you're travelling on a:
- all-terrain vehicle (ATV)
- motorcycle sidecar.
However, you don't have to wear a helmet if you're on a motorcycle, moped or ATV and:
- you're travelling from one part of a farm to another on the same farm, or an adjoining farm owned or occupied by the same person, and you're only travelling up to 30km/h, or
- you can prove you are a member of the Sikh religion, and you're only travelling at up to 50km/h.
You don't have to wear a helmet if you're on an ATV and:
- it is fitted with a roll bar, and
- you're occupying a seat fitted with a seat belt, which is correctly fastened.
Possible exemption from wearing a bicycle helmet
You must wear a bike helmet if you're:
- riding a bicycle
- being carried as a passenger, or
- being towed in a trailer by a bicycle.
You might be able to get an exemption due to:
- religious beliefs
- physical disability, or
- medical conditions or other such reasonable grounds.
If you've read all the information above, and you still want to apply for an exemption from wearing a helmet, you can apply for an exemption online:
Apply for an exemption from wearing a helmet