In 2022, City of Port Phillip signed up to the Victorian Government trial in partnership with City of Melbourne and City of Yarra, with boldly branded Lime and Neuron shared e-scooters distributed across each city for use on bicycle lanes, bicycle paths, shared paths and roads under 50 kilometres per hour. The regional City of Ballarat is also participating in the trial.
On Thursday 30 March 2023, the Victorian Government announced that the shared e-scooter trial has been extended by six months, with some changes to the regulations including reducing the age of use to 16 years old, and including roads of up to 60km/hr to improve connectivity for riders. Private e-scooters have also been legalised for use from 5 April 2023. (E-Scooter Trial Extended Across Victoria | Premier of Victoria).
Electric scooters were quickly embraced in the successful shared e-scooter trial, with a million ride milestone achieved across the Cities of Port Phillip, Melbourne and Yarra in the first four months.
The trial has also allowed our Council to hear community concerns and provided insights into improvements required such as the parking of e-scooters and riders complying with Road Rules.
Over the next six months, we will continue to monitor the trial, including for any amenity impacts that may arise for our community under the extension.
We look forward to working with the Victorian Government in evaluating the ongoing e-scooter trial.
For more information about e-scooter use and the trial extension visit: e-scooters in Victoria : VicRoads
E-scooters are a cost-effective and eco-friendly way to travel around. They should be ridden the same way as bicycles and slow down to give way to pedestrians. There are ‘no riding’ and ‘go slow’ zones in place where riding is restricted, or speeds are limited in some high traffic shared areas.
Get in touch
Lime and Neuron are responsible for all aspects of their operations.
Any issues can be reported directly, 24 hours a day.
You can report an issue directly to them by scanning the QR code on the device or use the buttons below to contact the operators online or contact them by phone:
Contact Lime: 1800 861 305
Contact Neuron: 03 4517 6860
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Open Data Portal
Data generated since the trial began by shared mobility. Reports are compiled quarterly.