Thousands of bicycles are stolen every day around Australia. Many of these bikes are found by police but most bicycle owners never see their bikes again simply because the bicycle has not been marked and the owner cannot be identified.
A lot of bicycle theft results from owners taking insufficient precautions to lock their bikes properly or leaving them in places where they are vulnerable to theft. However, even bikes that have been well secured with a good quality bicycle lock can be stolen by determined thieves.
There are a number of ways you can reduce the risk of having your bike stolen, prevent the opportunity for stealing your bike and steps you can take to recover your bike if it is stolen.
For more information visit the Department of Transport and Main Roads