The 2020 Australasian Road Safety Conference (ARSC2020) has been Postponed
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 will not be going ahead, 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.
Although ARSC2020 has been postponed, we are excited to announce that our ACRS Awards will go ahead in 2020 as planned! Award winners will be announced at an event during the rescheduled National Road Safety Week from 9-15 November 2020. Award nominations will open on 1st July 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!
The Australasian Road Safety Conference aims to:
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.
“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.”