Rural & Regional Scholarship

Applications for ARSC 2024 Rural and Regional Scholarship are closed.

Scholarship Sponsor

The Rural and Regional Scholarship was funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts.

The Rural and Regional Scholarship aims to support individuals working in the road safety sector who live in rural and regional areas in Australia and New Zealand and who would otherwise be unable to attend the conference. Ideally, this scholarship will help the applicant gather and apply new knowledge in their own workplaces and/or communities to improve road safety outcomes. The scholarship provides the recipient with an opportunity to collaborate with colleagues, share knowledge, and form lasting connections and networks in the interests of road safety in their community.


Applications that meet the eligibility criteria will be assessed by a panel comprising the Chief Executive Officer of the Australasian College of Road Safety and two members of the organising committee of the Australasian Road Safety Conference.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants may apply each year. The successful recipient of the scholarship will:

  • Reside in a rural or remote community in Australia located 200 or more kilometres from the nearest capital city, or in New Zealand, 200 or more kilometres from the closest city that has an international airport.
  • Demonstrate a sustained interest in road safety, evidenced through employment, research, study, or advocacy within their local community.
  • Upon receiving the scholarship, the applicant must be ready to travel and attend the entire conference proceedings.

Scholarship Inclusions

  • Return economy airfares and airport transfers to the conference location.
  • Full registration at the Australasian Road Safety Conference, including social events (for example, welcome reception and conference gala dinner) that are included in the regular delegate conference registration package.
  • Accommodation including breakfast at an assigned hotel venue near the conference venue.
  • An allowance for lunches and dinner not covered by the Conference.
  • One year personal membership of the Australasian College of Road Safety.

How do I apply?

Please complete the following questions using the link provided:

  1. Why are you applying for this scholarship? (250 words max)
  2. What is the nearest capital city to where you live and how far away is it?
  3. How long have you worked in Road Safety?
  4. How does your work/research/advocacy or study contribute to improving road safety in regional and rural communities? (250 words)
  5. How will you share what you hope to learn at the conference with your peers and colleagues? (250 words max)
  6. In the event that you are not awarded a full scholarship, would you consider accepting a partial scholarship?

You are welcome to attach any supporting documents if you wish, although they are not required to support your application.

When do applications close?

Applications close at midnight on Tuesday 30 April 2024.  Successful applicants will be notified within 4 weeks of the closing date.

Applications closed