OK, so forgive me if this has already been covered somewhere, but I haven't been able to find anything ... and I feel like I need to pose the question to someone. Also, If this isn't the place for this topic, I'm happy for it to be shifted. I know gear can be a can-of-worms subject and this isn't technically a legal issue, but here it is anyway. I'm from Victoria. A state where nearly every time you get pulled over, you are guaranteed to be criticised for your gear unless your wearing a full suit ... and even then I've actually had a coppa say to me "isn't that a bit much if your just out for a casual ride?" Anyway, I'm currently on holiday in NSW, up on the Hawkesbury river around Bar Point area. Yesterday arvo, while driving back from Hornsby down the beautiful (and recently resurfaced I noticed - gotta bring the bike up here and have a go) Pacific Hwy, I was followed by a bike cop. That's fine, I wasn't speeding. I had the wife and kids in the car so I was actually 5-10km below the speed limit for the most part so the kids could sleep and not get thrown around the back seat. When I got to the bottom of the run (Brooklyn turn off), I pulled in to the turning lane and glanced in the mirror and side windows as he rolled past. To my ... uh ... horror I guess you could say ... he was not in his full suit, he had just the regular shirt on. At this point my wife had to put up with a 10 minute rant from me about how F@#$ing disgusted I was to see this cop, who is paid to give me a hard time about what I'm not wearing when he himself is NOT WEARING !! Now don't get me wrong here; I'm of the belief that what a rider wears is his/her own business. If someone's not a fan of their skin and they want to ride in jocks and thongs, that's their problem and not mine. Granted, if you're standing within ear-shot you're pretty much guaranteed to hear me make comment on the attire, but in the end; it's the rider's choice. My rant here, if you would be so kind as to indulge me is; what the hell kind of example is it to us riders if the people enforcing the rules and showing us how it's supposed to be done ... or at least drumming it into us endlessly ... if they don't themselves follow the guidelines of good gear and self preservation. Needless to say, I was appalled. So rant over, now questions ... Do you New South Welsh-people not get hassled about your gear like us Victorians? Does anyone know if police have gear requirements? If so, do they differ from state to state?