While most Australian states and territories are easing coronavirus lockdown travel restrictions, Tasmania — normally the most motorcycle-friendly state — remains locked down for riders.
Victoria is the latest to ease its travel restrictions from 13 May, says the Health Department:
You are able to go for a ride. Carrying pillion passengers should be avoided, unless they live in your household.
You are encouraged to stay local, and only go to places where you can ride there and back in one day.
Victorians are being asked to use consideration and common sense when it comes to travelling. If you can stay home, you must stay home.
Since some of this information is not published on any government website, we have included the Health department email at the end of this article which you may like to print out for your records.
State travel restrictions
Travel restrictions are also being eased throughout the country:
In NSW riding is considered exercise and from June 1 regional travel throughout the state will be allowed for any reason, including holidays and road trips.
In South Australia, riders can go for a recreational ride within their region from today (11 May 2020).
WA is broken up into nine regions and riders must stay within their region. From 18 May, regions will be enlarged to: Perth + Peel + Wheatbelt + Southwest + Great Southern; Goldfields + Esperance; Mid-West + Gascoyne + Pilbara regions; and Kimberley which is still in isolation due the high-risk Aboriginal communities there.
There are no restrictions in the ACT, but Canberrans should only travel outside the region to visit family and friends for care and support. Canberra residents who are travelling interstate will need to abide by the rules of the jurisdiction in which they are travelling.