Itâ€™s illegal in Australia to walk on the right-hand side of the road. According to all Australian state and territory governments â€” and common sense â€” if a pedestrian is walking on a road where there is no footpath, or no reasonable access to a footpath, they must walk on the side of the road that faces approaching traffic. On a two-way road, that would be the right side.
Failing to do so can attract a $45 expiation fee in South Australia, 20 penalty units in Queensland and 20 penalty units in NSW. Walking improperly generally can attract a $76 fine in Victoria.