3.2.01 An approved helmet shall be worn at all times during competition, warming
up for an event or when riding on the road at a race meeting.
3.2.02 In all road & track cycling events with the exception of international UCI
events, the individual pursuit and track time trials, an Australian Standards
approved (AS/NZ 2063) helmet shall be worn.
3.2.03 A helmet must carry the relevant approval sticker confirming approval and
certification to AS/NZ 2063 before a cyclist is permitted to start in any cycling
3.2.04 For UCI road calendar events, competitors shall wear an
approved AS/NZ 2063, ANSI, Snell or EN bicycle helmet.
International competitors may wear a helmet, other than the
above, provided the helmet is approved by the UCI, or the
federation that they are registered with. Any exception is subject
to the approval by local authorities.
3.2.05 To obtain such approval (ref 3.5.04 above), the promoter must apply to conduct the event under an exemption permitting the wearing of non- Australian Standard helmets. Such an application must be made under the special events legislation of the respective State in which the event is being conducted.
The events for which such an application may be sought include, but may
not be limited to;
UCI Road World Cups (Men and Women)
One-day Road Races or multi-stage Tours which have been approved
for inclusion on the UCI calendar
The Australian Open Road Championships or similar event, where
overseas or professionally contracted riders with a UCI registered
team are competing and the results contribute to UCI ranking points.
3.2.06 For the individual pursuit and track time trials approved helmets shall bear
either AS/NZ 2063, ANSI, Snell or EN bicycle helmet approval
3.2.07 Any modification to an approved helmet is strictly prohibited, including;
swapping or tampering with stickers; structural or aerodynamic modification.
Failure to comply with this regulation will result in the rider being withdrawn
from the event in addition to any other penalty that may be applied by the