Adelaide Free Bikes

Adelaide Free Bikes

Free Bike Hire for everyone!

Adelaide City | Charles Sturt

Adelaide FREE Bikes is a FREE bike hire scheme available to everyone…every day (some venues closed Public Holidays). Operating since 2005 and unique in Australia, it is just one part of the Adelaide City Council’s strategy to achieve a cleaner and greener City.

The scheme is constantly expanding and Adelaide FREE Bikes are now available from locations in Adelaide City and Charles Sturt areas, thanks to the support of local councils. Bicycle SA is partnering with these councils to grow this innovative programme across metropolitan Adelaide, creating a city-wide bike share network.

As it is a requirement of the law to ride with a helmet, you will be provided with one (available in a range of sizes) as well as a bike lock, which means you can hop off your bike to shop or go for lunch confident that your bike will be where you left it when you return.

Hire Locations

Participating Locations

City of Adelaide

Adelaide City Council 25 Pirie Street Adelaide
(08) 8203 7203
Open Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5pm
Jarvis Subaru 190 West Terrace, Adelaide
1300 13 77 44
Mon-Sat 8am-5pm
Golf Links Par 3 War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide
(near the Torrens Weir)
(08) 8203 7203
Open 7 days, 10am – 4pm
Adelaide Travellers Inn 220 Hutt St, Adelaide
(08) 8224 0753
Summer: Open 7 days, 8am – 7pm
Winter Open 7 days 8am – 5pm
Adelaide Meridien 21-39 Melbourne St, North Adelaide
(08) 8267 3033
Open 7 days 9am – 5pm (summer weekends open 8am – 7pm)
Hostel 109 109 Carrington Street Adelaide SA, Adelaide
1800 099 318
Open 7 days
North Adelaide Community Centre 176 Tynte Street, North Adelaide
(08) 8203 7811
Open Mon -Fri 10am to 4pm, Sat 11am – 2pm
Royal Adelaide Zoo Frome Road, Adelaide
(08) 8267 3255
Open 7 days, all year round, 9.30am – 4pm
University of South Australia
City West Campus
Phillip Street, Adelaide
Jeffery Smart Building (Security Office)
(08) 8302 0000
Open 7 days,
8am-8pm (Summer)
8am-5pm (Winter)
University of South Australia
City East Campus
Corner North Tce and Frome Street, Adelaide
Barbara Hanrahan Under-croft
(08) 8302 0000
Open 7 days,
8am-8pm (Summer)
8am-5pm (Winter)
Adelaide South West Community Centre 171 Sturt St, Adelaide
(08) 8203 7801
Mon – Fri 9am-5pm

City of Charles Sturt

Discovery Parks Caravan Park 349 Military Rd, Semaphore Park
(08) 8449 7726
Open 9am – 5pm 7 days
Henley Beach Library 378 Seaview Rd, Henley Beach
(08) 8408 1333
Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 10am-5.00pm
Wednesday 1pm-8pm
Saturday 10.00am-2pm
Sunday 12.00pm-4pm
West Lakes Library Cnr Brebner Dr & West Lakes Blvd, West Lakes SA 5021
(08) 8408 1333
Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri 9:30am – 5pm
Thurs 9:30am-8pm
Sat 10am-4pm
Sun 12 noon-4pm
Hindmarsh Library 139 Port Road, Hindmarsh
(08) 8408 1333
Mon-Tue-Wed-Fri 9:30am-5pm
Thurs 9:30am-8:00pm
Saturday 12.00pm-4.00pm

How do I hire a Adelaide Free Bike?

To hire a free Adelaide Free Bike all you need to bring is a valid driver’s licence, passport or Australian proof of age card. Your ID will be held as a deposit for the duration of the hire and will be given back to you when you return your Adelaide Free Bike to the point of hire.

If you are part of a group wanting to hire multiple bikes, each member of the group must provide the necessary identification.

Please note that you must return bikes to the same location from which it was borrowed from.

Children can only make use of the bike hire when accompanied by an adult with a valid ID.

Student cards, medicare cards, credit cards, cash or any documents other than the above mentioned valid identification documents are not accepted as a deposit for the bike hire.

When can I hire a bike?

During operating hours of the participating hire locations.

In hot weather, drink water regularly, wear sunscreen, minimise sun exposure and avoid riding during inclement weather.Check www.bom.gov.au for current weather forecasts.

What happens if you get a mechanical failure?

If you get a get a puncture, or a more significant mechanical failure, it is your responsibility to return the bike to the point of hire. You can always call Bicycle SA on (08) 8168 9999 for assistance or advice on how to get back to the location where you hired your bike from or call a Maxi Taxi on (08) 8212 1861.

It is a requirement of the law to ride with a helmet and these are available in a range of sizes. Additionally, each bike will be fitted with a bike lock, which means you can hop off your bike to shop or go for lunch confident that your bike will be where you left it when you return.

Can I hire a bike overnight/multi-day?

If you wish to hire the bicycles overnight please contact Bicycle SA on 08 8168 9999 to arrange a quote or visit our multi-day hire page.


Hiring a bike is always quick and easy while staff are usually always helpful.

Adelaide Free Bike Hirer , Nardis

Loved it. Great way to get around town.

Adelaide Free Bike Hirer , Shane