I wanted to know if anyone here knows the law pertaining to helmets at service stations. Firstly if it is actual law or if it is one of those quasi laws like supermarkets who say you have to let them see inside your bag as a condition of entry but really it's not law and you have the right to say NO. I was on my way home from work last night and stopped at the servo where I fill up every week and as I open up my tank and lift the nozzle, I hear over the loudspeaker "Could the motorcyclist at pump 3 remove his helmet!!" I turned around and pointed to the guy in the servo trying to indicate to him that this applies to when I'm inside the shop and not as soon as I pull up to get gas, that's why the stickers are always on the door of the shop and not where the pumps are. I've always left my helmet on whilst filling up and take it off as I enter the shop to pay. Anyway he didn't seem to get this and cut the fuel from my pump. I've walked over to the door to talk to him (helmet still on) and he locks the doors so I can't get in. So I take my helmet off but the doors are still closed and he gets back on the speaker again and says "Could the motorcyclist at pump 3 leave the premises!!" I couldn't believe it! Firstly, that as soon as I arrive I get treated like I'm some criminal with the tone he used to demand I take my helmet off and secondly be locked out of the store and refused service. At least before he cut the fuel off I got about $2.70 worth of petrol for free as I couldn't even pay for it. Now I understand that the reason they want helmets off in the stores is to prevent/deter hold ups but why do it at the bowser?? Like I'm going to get my $10 of fuel first before I go rob them..haha what a freaking joke. I think an armed robber would just storm in before the guy even knew what was going on so the whole thing is a farce. I mean has there been a recent surge of rouge motorcyclist armed robbers running around Melbourne or something?? Personally I think it was just a case of the new attendant they hired being a megalomaniac and trying to exert the only little bit of power he had in his little world.