There are currently two escooter companies approved by the council to run in the Brisbane area: Lime and Neuron Mobility. Here are some details on how to get started.
To use an electric scooter you’ll first need to download the app. Add your debit or credit card details as a payment method. Find a scooter and scan the QR code.
Before you ride an electric scooter do your basic safety checks to ensure the brakes and accelerator are working. Put on your helmet and kick start the scooter to start riding.
Make sure you park responsibly and return the scooter to a parking station.
Hire Company: Lime
Lime is founded on a simple idea that all communities deserve access to smart, affordable mobility. Through the equitable distribution of shared scooters, bikes and transit vehicles, they aim to reduce dependence on personal automobiles for short-distance transportation and leave future generations with a cleaner, healthier planet.
- Lime has approval for 400 electric scooters in Brisbane
Hire Company: Neuron Mobility
Neuron Mobility is Southeast Asia’s leading shared electric scooter service. It provides a sustainable short-distance mobility solution to connect neighbourhoods across the region. The company currently operates in Singapore, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Cyberjaya, and Kuala Lumpur. Neuron actively seeks to build smart cities of the future in Southeast Asia.
Neuron’s N3 Scooters are designed for stability, safety and convenience combined with good looks. Electronic scooters are perfect for commuters. The company was founded by Zachary Wang and Harry Yu.
- Neuron Mobility has approval for 600 electric scooters in Brisbane
Brisbane’s E-scooter Laws
The e-scooter laws are in their infancy in Australia, so please check with the relevant government authority for the latest information. Your council may also have separate rules and regulations.
- Neuron’s Riding Rules: https://www.neuron.sg/riding-rules/
- The Lime website has basic advice on hand signals.
- Fines are applicable.
- Ages: Children under 12 are not allowed to ride and those under 16 must be supervised by an adult
- The maximum speed of 25km/h
- E-scooters can only be used on footpaths – not on roads or in cycle lanes.
Road rules for wheeled devices – Queensland Transport
The Neuron Mobility and Lime apps are currently available on the Apple Store and Google Play.