Blog

24 October 2018
Scooters Australia's Joanne Mendes has a second, secret life: she takes photographs professionally. She loves to get creative, and that in part explains her style as a Scooters Australia store manager...
24 October 2018
Joanne Mendes, Manager of the Scooters Australia Dandenong branch has been getting used to the NDIS and all its quirks. One issue pops up more than it should – people are forgetting to include ongoing...
13 September 2018
Name a less iconic duo. Yes, clicking that big shiny Buy Button is exhilarating, cathartic, soothing, sometimes terrifying. But when it comes to mobility scooters and powerchairs, it's a no-no.Ch...
31 July 2018
Having a home demonstration takes a lot of hassle out of trialling a new scooter or powerchair. Scooters Australia have been doing home demonstrations for over 25 years – it’s what most of our custome...
24 July 2018
Recently we sent out a few feelers to ask some of our customers what exactly they use their scooters for. Who knows better than scooter users what their benefits are! Here are just a few that showcase...
29 June 2018
A 250km pilgrimage across two countries would be enough to sate most people's taste for adventure. But for Helen Smith and Lisa Edmonds, mere adventure might be an understatement – they'll be making t...
22 May 2018
Two former professionals have found ways to travel all over the world despite their reduced mobility. Scott and Maureen are using sophisticated mobility devices to reach surprising places. Read t...
09 March 2018
Anna Blinks has done things most 14 year-olds have not. She's been on national television on Ten's five O'clock news; she's given speeches for large audiences; she's been an ambassador for children's ...
01 March 2018
 Cara tested a range of large mobility scooters to see if they would get up some pretty big hills in Perth. They all failed her test, except the Freerider FR1. "I just wanted to thank you so...
21 February 2018
Can Scooters go on Public Transport? Mobility Scooters can be used on buses, trains, and ferries, however there are restrictions on which ones. In practice, small scooters like the Luggie are sui...
06 February 2018
Being able to fit a scooter in the boot of your car changes a lot. Instead of just using it to get around your neighbourhood, a portable mobility scooter opens up expeditions further afield.You just h...
23 January 2018
Last month we had a chat with one of our more well-travelled customers, Scott Sanderson. Scott's been to the Arctic circle, Hawaii, Japan, and South Africa, to name just a few. It's safe to say he's s...
01 November 2017
Everything good in life gets old. Including your mobility scooter. However there are ways to keep it footpath-worthy for longer than you might think. But how? 1. Regular ServicingA yearly service...
10 October 2017
A quick look at the Federal Government's webpage Energy Made Easy tells you all you need to know: not all energy retailers were made equal. Consistently at the top of the rankings in NSW and Qld?...
11 September 2017
National Party Senator Williams makes exaggerated claims about speed.Yes - it's still dragging on! This time, Nationals senator John Williams is banging on about scooter safety because his wife was in...
04 September 2017
Sydney University invited Scooters Australia and Permobil to their 2nd year student open day last month to learn more abhout scooters and powerchairs. Staff from our Sydney store went along and helped...
29 August 2017
From snagging a cheapie off Gumtree to making the most of that large scooter that doesn't suit your life-style any more, getting the game right can make a big difference. This is a rundown of buying, ...
29 August 2017
With the rising cost of energy concerning everyone, we thought we'd talk a bit about what that means for scooter owners.Despite the latest surge in cost, a single full charge of a large scooter should...
07 August 2017
Standards Australia has released a draft standard for mobility scooters that effectively bans them from being used on public transport.The new standard is open to public comment until August 7th, 2017...
06 August 2017
 Standards Australia has released a draft standard for mobility scooters that effectively bans them from being used on public transport.We've responded to this stupidity with a submission to the ...
01 June 2017
NDIA CEO, David Bowen has admitted that there have been some problems with the NDIS implementation and while not exactly apologising, has committed the NDIA to improving their systems and operation. H...
01 May 2017
 Well, not quite the world, but  how about Hong Kong? "Greetings from me at the Peak in Hong Kong" says Maureen, on her six year old Luggie that's been around the world many times with ...
07 November 2016
 Quang bought a Monarch Challenger mobility scooter from our Sydney store in 2012. Read his story about how he benefits from the NDIS HERE. You can read more about Quang and other stories on the ...
31 October 2016
WAITING FOR LOVE! Here's a video you will love - all the way from Italy. Scooters can be real fun, in addition to being a great cheap form of transport for those that might be having trouble walk...
10 June 2016
 Every Scooters Australia Customer who purchases a New or Used electric mobility Scooter receives "Free Emergency Roadside Assist for 12 months with the RACV”Only available through the Dandenong ...
31 May 2016
My name's Maxine. I live in a large county town. I had so many years of being told by OTs and Doctors, using a scooter is bad for you!! Those Doctors now are embarrassed when I com...
19 November 2015
Wall St and the GFCPopulation growthPopulation growth and GDPBuying cheap junkScientists & Climate Change...
19 November 2015
It's a question often asked. In fact, according to ABS and other figures, electric scooters are one of the safest ways to get around. It's actually more dangerous travelling in a car or even walking a...
19 November 2015
The new Tesla mobility scooter takes its name from Nikola Tesla, the Serbian born inventor and physicist who made great strides in the area of electricity and electromagnetism.The electric Tesla ...
17 November 2015
Scooters Australia has helped Blue Badge Insurance Australia (BBIA) to develop a comprehensive mobility scooter insurance product. The insurance has been specifically developed for you and your scoote...
15 July 2015
The NDIS is now entering its final stages with most areas either fully operational or in the process of being finalised. There are some teething problems and there has been a proposed change to the sc...