Submission information

Call for Extended Abstracts now Closed. Closed 17 March 2024

Instructions and Upload Information

The Australasian Road Safety Conference 2024 invites your submission for possible inclusion in this year’s conference program.

Before submitting your Extended Abstract or Interactive Workshop proposal, ensure you read the below guidelines carefully. All information that you require is included below.

Extended Abstract and Interactive Workshop Submission Templates

To submit an Extended Abstract for an Oral or Poster presentation or an Interactive Workshop, use the appropriate template below. This will then be submitted through the ARSC Submission Portal. Instructions for this process are contained in the Portal.

  • Template for Extended Abstract submissions – Word
  • Template for Interactive Workshop submissions – Word


Submissions for ARSC 2024 are now closed.

Extended Abstract Information

Please note that all correspondence will be sent to the email address you provide when submitting.

Applicants whose submission is accepted must be a registered attendee.
A link will be sent to the main author to register. Any costs incurred remain at the responsibility of the presenting author.

Conference Theme

Target 2030. What’s the pathway forward?

All submission must include how the work being presented addresses this year’s theme.


We welcome delegates to submit their Extended Abstracts or Interactive Workshop proposals under the following categories:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Communications and media
  • Community and school programs
  • Crash data collection and analysis
  • Cyclists
  • Distractions and inattention
  • Early childhood
  • Emergency services, medical and post-crash care
  • Enforcement and policing
  • Fatigue
  • First Nations
  • Heavy vehicles (trucks, buses and drivers)
  • Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Local Government
  • Low-cost treatments
  • Motor cyclists
  • Motor vehicles
  • Novice driver/rider training and licensing
  • Other vehicle users (quad bikes, e-scooters etc)
  • Pedestrians
  • Policy development and implementation
  • Restraints
  • Road safety across cultures
  • Road safety across the lifespan
  • Road safety in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC)
  • Road safety management
  • Road user behaviours and human factors
  • Road user training – general (cyclists, workplace, OHS etc)
  • Roads, road design and road environment
  • Safe speed, speeding, travel speeds
  • Safe streets and neighbourhoods
  • Workplace and work-related road safety

Abstract Prizes

  • Peter Vulcan Prize for Best Research Submission
  • Best Submission by a Road Safety Practitioner
  • Best Submission by a New Practitioner
  • Best Submission by a New Researcher
  • Best Submission with Implications for Improving Workplace Road Safety
  • Best Submission with Implications for Improving Road Safety Policing
  • Best Conference Theme Submission
  • Best Road Safety Poster

Review of Submissions

All submissions will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee to ensure the quality and compatibility with the conference.

Submissions will be peer-reviewed. The peer-review is double anonymised, with reviewers matched by subject matter expertise and sector (i.e., practitioners will review practitioners, researchers will review researchers).  All authors will be notified of the outcome of their submission.

The final decision on acceptance, and presentation formats will be determined by the Scientific Committee. Decisions will be informed by the peer-review and available spaces in the program with preference given to the highest quality submissions from practitioners and researchers.


  • Successful applicants will be required to display the poster at the conference utilising the standardise poster template
  • Authors must be available to present their poster including:
    • Short three (3) minute presentation on Day 1
    • Stand next their poster to discuss the work on Day 1
  • Posters can be printed on paper or fabric and/or laminated. We recommend using a material that is compatible with Velcro which will be used to mount the posters on the poster boards
  • Presenters are required to hang their posters prior to morning tea on Day 1
  • Posters will be on display for the duration of the conference.
    • Authors who are part of the collaboration with Monash Art, Design and Architecture (MADA) will be contacted with further details about their poster design. Sponsored as part of the ARSC 2024, this collaboration is free for authors and includes: Design of your poster by final year science communication students at Monash University, MADA
    • Supervision by professional Art Directors
    • Printing and hanging of the poster at the conference venue
    • Free use of the artwork after the conference

Important Information

  • The abstract for all accepted submissions will be published in the conference app available to all conference attendees during the conference
  • The full submission including posters and prize winners will be published in the conference proceedings that will be publicly available post-conference
  • An author for each accepted submission is required to register for the conference and pay the registration fee
  • Any submission that does not have a registered author will not be included in the conference program

Low- and Middle-income Countries (LMIC) Scholarships 

The 2024 ARSC Low- and Middle-income Countries (LMIC) Scholarships are available to individuals working in road safety (e.g., researchers, practitioners, policy makers, police) who are citizen’s of LMIC’s, to present research/case studies/projects/initiatives undertaken in their country, which promote road safety locally or across the region.View the full list of Scholarship Application Criteria and the Scholarship Inclusions here.When submitting your Abstract for the 2024 ARSC, please ensure you tick checkbox for the question “Would you like to be considered for a low or middle income country (LMIC) scholarship?”

Key Dates
Submissions Launch 1 February 2024
Submissions Close 17 March 2024


Presentation length

If I submit an Extended Abstract, do I choose if it will 15 mins or 7 mins or does the Scientific Committee decide which one it will be?

  • You tell us. It’s one of the options when you submit.
  • All requests for 7 mins will be allocated a 7 mins presentation
  • However, after the review process all accepted submissions will be ranked by the scores given by the peer-reviewers.
    • As we get to the lower scored submissions, some authors who requested a 15 mins oral presentation may be offered a 7 mins oral presentation

Poster collaboration

What is the selection process to work with the graphic design students to design my poster? Is there a limit on the number of submission that will be selected to work with students from Monsh Art, Design and Architecture (MADA)?

  • All authors who submit a poster will be invited to be part of the collaboration
  • We collaborate with a class of students and there is no limit on poster numbers
    • The collaboration includes:
      • poster design
      • images for use in Powerpoint slides during the 3 mins presentation
      • poster will be printed and hung at the conference venue
      • authors are free to use the artwork post-conference
  • Free for authors
    • The collaboration is supported by conference sponsorship
    • There is no cost to authors to participate including the posters being printed and hung. Authors can take their poster after the conference
  • Authors are free to refuse the offer and create their own poster


Is the conference a mix of hybrid and in person or just all in person this year?

  • The ARSC2024 is in-person only

Need help? Let us know!

For any enquiries regarding submissions of Extended Abstracts, Interactive Workshop proposals or the submission process, please contact our conference secretariat on:


Phone: +61 7 3858 5400