Adelaide Free Bikes

Adelaide Free Bikes

Please note – a limited service is now available in the City of Charles Sturt.

The Adelaide CBD service remains suspended until further notice 

How do I hire a free bike?

You need to bring a valid driver’s licence, passport or Australian proof of age card. Read more…

When can I hire a bike?

During operating hours of participating hire locations. Bikes can only be used during daylight hours.

Where can I hire a bike?

You can hire a Free Bike from any of the participating hire locations during their opening hours. Opening hours vary from node to node.


Read our frequently asked questions about Adelaide Free Bikes here…


Hire Locations

City of Charles Sturt

West Lakes LibraryCnr 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 Library139 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