Can you ride a scooter with a car license?

a man and woman riding a Honda SH150 scooter for rent in Sydney from Scootering in Lewisham

The licencing of scooter riders varies between states in Australia. Some states and territories in Australia require you to have a motorcycle licence to ride a scooter. The others allow you to ride a scooter if you have a car licence – but only if the scooter’s engine size is 50cc or less and/or it can’t go faster than 50kmph (scooters like this are sometimes called ‘mopeds’).