Should kids wear helmet, elbow and knee pads in Australia?


Research indicates that Kids Helmet greatly reduce the risk of head injuries, which are the major cause of death and injury to bike riders. 

  • A comprehensive systematic review of 40 studies was published in the prestigious International Journal of Epidemiology in 2016 and found that bicycle helmets reduce the chances of a serious head injury by almost 70 % 
  • Two years after introducing bicycle helmet laws in 1990 there was a 16% reduction in head injuries in metropolitan Melbourne and a 23% reduction in head injuries in Victoria. 

Wearing a bike helmet

All bike and scooter riders are required to wear a bike helmet in Victoria.

Mandatory bicycle helmet laws were introduced in July 1990. This applies when riding:

  • on roads and road-related areas
  • on bike and shared paths
  • in bike lanes
  • in recreational parks
  • in car parks 
  • on footpaths. 

Police can stop bike and scooter riders and issue a fine or a warning for not wearing an approved bicycle helmet.

Bicycle helmets and public health

In 2016, the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) endorsed a position paper in support of mandatory bicycle helmet laws.

The AHPPC is made up of the Chief Health Officers of each Australian state and territory. They support mandatory bicycle helmet laws as an appropriate preventative measure which benefits the whole community.

Mideer Kids Helmet and Pads Set

Protect your little ones while they embark on their playful adventures with the Mideer Kids Helmet and Pads Set. This safety gear set is meticulously designed to ensure the well-being of your child during various outdoor activities. Here’s why the Mideer set is the perfect choice for active kids:

  • Comprehensive Safety Kit: This set includes a helmet, two knee pads, two elbow pads, and two wrist guards, ensuring complete coverage and protection.
  • Durable Construction: The helmet is equipped with a robust outer shell to resist impacts and a comfortable inner padding that cushions the head against shocks. The pads feature a hard plastic shell with cushioned interiors to protect against scrapes and bumps.
  • Ergonomic Design: Thoughtfully crafted with the young user in mind, each piece is lightweight and contours perfectly to small bodies, allowing for natural movement and comfort.
  • Adjustability Features: The helmet includes an adjustable rotary knob at the back for a secure and tailored fit. The pads are fitted with adjustable straps that can be tightened or loosened to fit snugly and comfortably.
  • Breathable Material: The gear uses breathable fabric, which helps reduce sweating and keeps the child cool and comfortable during vigorous activities.
  • Stylish and Modern: Available in a sleek white and black color scheme with minimalistic design, this set not only provides safety but also looks trendy.

Ideal for children aged 2 to 4, the Mideer Kids Helmet and Pads Set is your go-to for ensuring safety without compromising on comfort and style. Whether it's biking, skateboarding, or rollerblading, give your child the confidence to explore safely!

How to fit your child's helmet

Step 1

Turn the dial at the back of neck until the helmet fits snugly. You child should be able to wobble their head side-to-side without the helmet falling off.

Step 2

The strap should form a 'V' just under their ears.

Step 3

The front edge of their helmet should be two finger widths above eyebrows.

Step 4

When their mouth is closed you should be able to fit one finger between their chin and the strap.

 Recommended Set from Mideer Kids Helmet and Pads Set

Kids Helmet

  1. Mideer Kids Helmet - Pink Small ( 51- 54cm), Suitable for 2 - 4 Years
  2. Mideer Kids Knee and Elbow Pads  (6 Pads)