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Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

On 6 December 2017, the following matters were referred to the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee (the committee) for inquiry and report by 20 September 2018:

The need for regulation of mobility scooters, also known as motorised wheelchairs, including:

(a) the number of deaths and injuries attributed to accidents involving mobility scooters in Australia since their introduction;

(b) the causes of these accidents;

(c) any current regulations governing the use of mobility scooters throughout Australia;

(d) comparison of Australian regulations with international standards;

(e) what support structures are in place to ensure the safe operation of mobility scooters;

(f) the regulatory role of government and non-government bodies; and

(g) any related matter.1

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