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Cycling in Australia

Tour our website to learn more about the role of the bicycle in Australia and to join the conversation about the bike's past, present and future.

Freewheeling: Cycling in Australia.

Freewheeling exhibition

Explore the history of cycling in Australia at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra from 13 April to 9 July 2017.

Side view of a woman's bike

Cycling objects

Highlights from the National Museum's collection.Australian Natives - The Bicycle Road Race postcard

Get involved

More on our collections appeal and other ways you can show your support.

Malvern Star: the cycle of Opperman advertising poster

Oppy: The Human Motor

Sir Hubert Opperman and endurance cycling in Australia: curator's talk.

Two women riding bicycles

About the project

Sharing stories about our cycling collections.


People and the Environment

Cycling in Australia is part of the National Museum's People and the Environment program. Discover more stories about people's relationships with Australia's natural and built environments on our People and the Environment website.