Last chance to have your say on life-saving AVAS technology

Australians are being invited to share their views on the potential mandate of life-saving acoustic vehicle alerting systems (AVAS) in new light electric vehicles, with public consultation closing soon.

21 May 2023

Media release

Road safety ministers meeting to put Australia on the road to a safer future

The Australian Government will lead a Road Safety Ministers’ Meeting, uniting ministers from every state and territory government through an official road safety forum for the first time in many years.

19 May 2023

Media release

Grant helps encourage kids to stay safe walking to school

The Australian Government is backing efforts to encourage kids to make safe and healthy choices on National Walk Safely to School Day, held on 19 May 2023.

18 May 2023

Media release

Road safety is everyone's responsibility

Each and every death on our roads is one too many.

National Road Safety Week is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the far-reaching impact of road trauma, and, importantly, encourage all drivers to get home safely.

17 May 2023

Opinion piece

Budget drives road safety in the right direction

The Albanese Government has continued to listen to the concerns of road safety experts and stakeholders in the formulation of the new National Road Safety Action Grants Program (NRSAGP).

15 May 2023

Media release

School zone speed limit signs upgraded across Tasmania

Nearly 600 electronic speed limit signs at school zones throughout Tasmania have been replaced with upgraded and networked signs under a $9.5 million program jointly funded by the Australian and Tasmanian governments.…

02 May 2023

Media release

Black Spot funding paves way for safer Midtown pedestrian crossing

The City of Hobart has completed a major upgrade to the busy intersection of Elizabeth and Patrick streets in Midtown, making the crossing much safer for pedestrians and drivers.

24 April 2023

Media release

Spotlight on safety as Albanese Government funds WA traffic Black Spot solutions

Boosting safety is the top priority at 24 dangerous crash sites on Western Australia’s roads, with the Australian Government committing $12.6 million in 2023-24 under the Black Spot Program to fully fund upgrades at each of them.

17 April 2023

Media release

Work begins on next stage of Southern Feeder Road

Work is beginning on the next $14.7 million stage of the Southern Feeder Road in Orange, New South Wales, which will extend the new road west from Anson Street to Shiralee Road.

13 April 2023

Media release

Chain of Responsibility federal grant set to deliver improved safety across heavy vehicle industry

Once-off funding to support the development and delivery of Chain of Responsibility (CoR) training and education projects is now available, with $1.7 million being invested to help boost safety across the supply chain.

11 April 2023

Media release

125 council bridges and culverts to receive funded heavy vehicle assessments

One hundred and twenty-five bridges and culverts in 33 different councils will receive funded engineering assessments as part of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s (NHVR) Strategic Local Government Asset Assessment…

11 April 2023

Media release

Major improvements for the safety on Porter Street and Lincoln Highway, Port Lincoln

The Albanese Labor Government is pleased to announce that the intersection of a key freight route in Port Lincoln, South Australia, will receive important upgrades.

05 April 2023

Media release

Major construction ramps up on New Bridgewater Bridge

Major construction of the long-awaited New Bridgewater Bridge is underway, with important pieces of the project’s temporary bridge arriving on site.

04 April 2023

Media release

Safer roads for Queenslanders

Queensland is set to receive $21.7 million under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program to fund the improvement of 38 dangerous crash sites on the state’s roads in 2023-24.

02 April 2023

Media release

Public consultation open on life-saving alerting technology for electric vehicles

More Australians than ever before are driving electric vehicles, with the numbers almost doubling in 2022, from 44,000 EVs on our roads, to more than 83,000.

28 March 2023

Media release