Australasian Road Safety Conference


The 2020 Australasian Road Safety Conference (ARSC2020) has been Postponed
Until 28-30 September 2021

As a result of the impact of the global pandemic caused by COVID-19 and the associated lockdown and travel restrictions, the Conference will not be held in Melbourne in 2020. Although we are disappointed that ARSC2020 has not gone ahead as planned, we are excited to announce that the Melbourne conference is set to take place on 28-30 September 2021. The ARSC conference series will then return to the regularly scheduled annual conferences, with the next conference due to take place in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2022.

We are excited to announce that our 2020 ACRS Awards will still go ahead with Award winners to be announced at an event during the rescheduled National Road Safety Week from 9-15 November 2020.

We appreciate your understanding as we work our way through these COVID-19 uncertainties. We are confident that when the restrictions are eased the road safety community will come together for a fantastic conference in 2021!


ARSC2019 – What a fantastic event! Thank you to everyone who took part.
ARSC2019 Photo Gallery and ARSC2019 Wrap-up Summary are now available!

Welcome to ARSC2021!

The Australasian Road Safety Conference, first held in 2015, is the result of a successful merger between Australasia’s two premier road safety conferences, the Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Enforcement (RSRPE) Conference and the Australasian College of Road Safety Conference.

The Australasian Road Safety Conference aims to:

  • Align with the national and international road safety efforts across Australia, New Zealand and globally, and assist in building road safety capacity across these regions
  • Provide a professional and rigorous environment to present current research and best practice in road safety, particularly in those areas identified as national road safety priorities
  • Provide a venue for discussion of advances in road safety research and practice including in education, communications, enforcement, engineering and the road environment
  • Showcase innovation, progress and new directions in road safety policy, planning, research, practice and evaluation
  • Promote increased diversity and inclusion around road trauma reduction debate and strategies, thereby promoting the development of new, innovative solutions
  • Bring together road safety stakeholders and decision-makers from Australasia and international jurisdictions to facilitate collaboration and information sharing

The conference attracts a wide range of delegates from a range of portfolios, industries and backgrounds. This includes senior advisors, policy makers, researchers, practitioners, law enforcement officers, senior managers, community leaders, and students.

A Welcome Message from our Co-Chairs & Co-Host Organisations

“It’s not through luck alone that Melbourne has consistently ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities. A thriving city of over 6.4 million people, our population has grown faster than any other Australian city over the past 10 years. If trends continue as predicted, Melbourne will overtake Sydney as Australia’s largest city by 2030.

As our cities grow, the way we choose to get around is undergoing its own evolution. In an age dominated by technology and choice, transportation is fundamental to the liveability of our great city. Transport is also critical to our rural and regional communities by supporting social inclusion, access to goods and services and employment.

For decades now, Victoria has been at the forefront of significant road safety reforms, both nationally and internationally, by being open to fresh approaches to drive the road toll down towards zero.

World-leading initiatives such as mandatory seatbelt laws, random breath testing and roadside drug screening have helped make the roads safer for everyone, both in Victoria and around the world, where these and other ideas have been adopted and refined.

Now, as we begin a new decade, we are again seeking the fresh approaches and new ideas that will position Australia to achieve its vision zero target by 2050, help drive New Zealand further along their Road To Zero and improve road safety throughout the Asia/Pacific region.

Join us in Melbourne in September 2021 to build on the wonderful advancements made during the Decade of Action for Road Safety and showcase your fresh approach as we embark on a brand new decade.”

We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne!