Quad bikes and other utility vehicles

Quad bikes are four-wheeled agricultural bikes commonly used on farms. They are also known as 'all terrain vehicles' (ATVs), however they are not safe for use in all terrains.

Four-wheeled quad bikes are a popular 'workhorse' on the farm. Unfortunately, these vehicles are a cause of fatal and non-fatal incidents each year.

Side-by-side vehicles or multi-utility vehicles are increasingly used instead of quad bikes.


Quad bikes on farms (pdf, 578.6 KB)

Safe use of side-by-side or multi-utility vehicles (pdf, 114.4 KB)

Sample Safe Work Procedure - Quad Bike (docx, 22.9 KB)

Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources (Transport)

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland have a range of publications

Survive the Ride - Quad bike safety for young workers

Use of helmets when operating quad bikes

Farmsafe Australia has information on quad bike safety

Quad bike and vehicle safety


QuadWatch is an Australian Government initiative bringing together industry, manufacturers, quad bike users and government to improve quad bike safety. QuadWatch aims to raise awareness of safe quad bike practices by establishing a network to promote information exchange.