Australasian Road Safety Conference

Australasian College of Road Safety

The Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) is the region’s peak membership association for road safety professionals, advocates, and members of the public who are focused on saving lives and serious injuries on our roads.

Australia’s current road toll sits at approximately 33,900 per year – this includes 1,500 deaths and 32,400 serious injuries every year.  The subsequent impact on Australia’s health system and communities is enormous, with the cost in monetary terms alleged to be $27bn annually – the size of our national defence budget.

The United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 underpins Australia’s National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 (NRSS), and was recently praised by our Prime Minister as marking a ‘turning point for global road safety, (working towards) sparing people from avoidable deaths and injuries that cause so much anguish and cost for our communities’.   The primary aim of the College is to improve the outcomes of the NRSS.

The College provides a rich, collaborative environment to promote communication, networking, professionalism & advocacy across all spheres of road safety – including policy, advocacy, research, application & dissemination.

Our current membership includes experts from across all areas of road safety: policy makers, academics, community organisations, researchers, federal, state and local government agencies, private companies and members of the public.  We attract and retain these experts through the active and inclusive nature of our organisation, and we warmly invite all those interested in saving lives and serious injuries on our roads to be a part of our progressive organisation.

Twitter: @ACRS_RoadSafety



Austroads is the association of Australasian road transport and traffic agencies, with the purpose of improving Australian and New Zealand transport outcomes by:

  • providing expert technical input to national road and transport policy development
  • improving the practices and capability of road agencies
  • promoting operational consistency by road agencies.

Austroads members are collectively responsible for the management of over 900,000 kilometres of roads valued at more than $200 billion representing the single largest community asset in Australia and New Zealand. Each year in excess of $18 billion is spent on roads across Australia and New Zealand.

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Twitter: @Austroads




The Curtin Monash Accident Research Centre (C-MARC) is a road safety research centre, which was established in 2009. Initially supported by the State Government of Western Australia, C-MARC represents a significant partnership between Curtin University and Monash University’s renowned Accident Research Centre.

Recognising that WA has unique safety issues, C-MARC has been established to:

  • conduct research into the causes of road trauma in WA;
  • identify new, and evaluate existing, safety measures for WA;
  • research the prevention of injuries;
  • research improvements to occupational safety;
  • provide information to government, industry and the public to reduce trauma in WA; and
  • develop a strong, local research capacity in this vital area.

C-MARC brings together the latest findings and practices from WA, from Australia generally and from around the world to ensure the best advice is available for successful action.

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ARRB provides research, consulting, products and information services to the road and transport industry. ARRB applies research outputs to develop equipment that collects road and traffic information, and software that assists with decision-making across road networks. ARRB is the leading provider of road research and best practice workshops in Australia.

ARRB’s member organisations include federal, state and local government bodies responsible for managing the nation’s transport and road networks and the New Zealand Transport Agency. ARRB and its members, both individually and collectively as Austroads, recognise the critical role that they play in supporting one another to improve productivity, safety, sustainability and amenity outcomes for the community.

ARRB’s capabilities cover the full spectrum of road operations including:

  • Materials testing, pavement and surfacings technology and national guidelines
  • transport policy, network operations and economics, including freight and automated vehicle strategies
  • infrastructure asset management
  • bridge management and evaluation
  • design, manufacture, sale and support of road survey and traffic management equipment and associated software
  • safe system
  • traffic engineering, parking & road design
  • heavy vehicle testing and simulation
  • impacts of climate change
  • land transport resources, data and information
  • knowledge transfer and capacity building.