Saving Lives Together

National Road Safety Week


To further encourage community groups to participate in National Road Safety Week, the Road Safety Community Grant Program provides up to $1,000 in grants. Successful applicants will be supplied with road safety messaging and suggestions for supporting policies.


Every year more than 1220 are killed and another 35,000 seriously injured on Australian roads. Traffic injury is the biggest killer of Australian children under 15 and the second-biggest killer of all Australians aged between 15 and 24. Most importantly, it is preventable.
National Road Safety Week is an annual initiative created by the Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Group and is supported by Governments, road safety organisations and businesses across the country, the Road Safety Commission included.
From 6–12 May 2019, Commonwealth, State and Local Governments in partnership with road safety organisations, campaigners and businesses will shine a light on this deadly issue with events, safety meetings, memorials and displays of yellow ribbons honouring those we have lost and pledging to make the roads safer for everyone.

Grant rounds
Applications close on Friday 8 March at 5.00pm.

Grant amount
Grant applications are assessed by the Road Safety Community Grants Committee. The grant amount will be based on:

  • Activity reach 
  • Promotion and delivery of the road safety message
  • Supporting policies


  • A focus on National Road Safety Week and the relevant themes 
  • The potential to increase knowledge and change attitudes and behaviours to improve road safety
  • A focus on road safety promotion and the prevention of trauma using a population or community based approach with the aim of preventing road crashes causing serious injury and death across the state
  • Relate to current road safety research
  • Demonstrate clear relevance to the identified target group
  • Demonstrate widespread community support and participation
  • The activity translates as good value for money
  • The application addresses a gap in current road safety promotional activity
  • Provide a contribution in cash or kind towards the activity 
  • Road Safety Commission to approve each use of government logos and campaign artwork in all media releases, promotion, advertising and merchandise
  • Expected target demographic and number of participants to attend
  • Successful applicants must agree to display signage and return the signs at the conclusion of the event, unless otherwise negotiated
  • Include other planned road safety key activities such as advertising, broadcasts, promotion, online and public relations (this will also determine the funding amount)
  • If the activity is for fundraising, a brief budget outline describing how the grant funds will be used to support the event must be attached to the application.
  • Applying organisations must have an ABN number
  • Organisations that abide by relevant State and Federal legislation, as applicable; for example, in respect to Working with Children Screening, Criminal Record Checking and Liquor Control

Invoicing and funding
If your grant application is successful you are required to

  • Submit an invoice within one month of the notification of a successful grant application
  • Applicants will be required to sign a Declaration and Acceptance - Grant Terms and Conditions form within one month of the notification of a successful grant application
  • All grant applications are exclusive of GST

Evaluation and acquittal
Successful applicants will be required to submit a report within one month of the event, including

  • Activity reach 
  • Associated media
  • Photo of signage in place
  • Policies implemented
  • Financial acquittal

How to apply

Follow these steps


All funded Event grants must have an evaluation report and acquittal form completed within one month of the event being completed.

Please contact the Road Safety Community Grants Officer via email to receive the Evaluation and Acquittal Forms at