Australian Helmet Safety Standards

All helmets at MXstore carry the required safety standards to make them legal to be used in motorcycle competition throughout Australia. In 2016 the rules and standards were updated for all states throughout Australia.

The update to the Australian standard now allows the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) 22.05 standard. There are a number of Australian companies who carry out the tests and the sticker appearance can vary, but the code you are looking for can be any of the following:

AS/NZS 1698 (or)
AS/NZS 1698-2006 (or)
(ECE) 22.05 (or)
E1 (or above E2, E4, E5)

Offroad dirt bike helmets are legally permitted to be used on the road when riding registered vehicles providing they have the current safety standards markings.

The most common reason that people don't use dirt bike helmets on the road usually comes back to personal comfort. A helmet designed for dirt biking will usually be less aerodynamic at high speeds and could potentially be noisier to wear than a road bike helmet.

Markings on helmets:

On ECE 22:05 approved helmets the only requirement is for the certification code to be attached to the retention strap.

No external stickers are required.

AS / NZS 1698 approved helmets will continue to be marked as they always were.

More information can be found on the MXstore website in the Blog under 'Buying Guides'. All state government bodies also have this information on their various websites.

If you have any further questions about helmet safety or fitment, please don't hesitate to contact our friendly customer service team who will gladly assist you further.

Check out Dirt Bike Helmets and Protective Gear here at MXstore.

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