Welcome to the Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS)

Patron: His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC
Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia


*** Australasian Road Safety Conference ARSC2015 – Wed 14 – Fri 16 October 2015 ***
*** Australasian College of Road Safety Awards & Conference Gala Dinner – Thurs 15 October 2015 ***



A note from the ARSC2015 Conference Organising Committee:

ARSC2015 conference abstract submissions are now closed.
Thank you for the wonderful response to our Call for Abstracts!
We received over 280 abstract submissions which exceeded all expectations.
This response confirms the enthusiasm and dedication of all those working to expedite road trauma reductions.

We look forward to your participation in the largest dedicated road safety conference in our region.



The Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) is the region’s peak membership association for road safety professionals, advocates, and members of the public who are focused on saving lives and serious injuries on our roads.

Australia’s current road toll sits at approximately 33,900 per year – this includes 1,500 deaths and 32,400 serious injuries every year.  The subsequent impact on Australia’s health system and communities is enormous, with the cost in monetary terms alleged to be $27bn annually – the size of our national defence budget.

The United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 underpins Australia’s National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 (NRSS), and was recently praised by our Prime Minister as marking a ‘turning point for global road safety, (working towards) sparing people from avoidable deaths and injuries that cause so much anguish and cost for our communities’.   The primary aim of the College is to improve the outcomes of the NRSS.

The College provides a rich, collaborative environment to promote communication, networking, professionalism & advocacy across all spheres of road safety – including policy, advocacy, research, application & dissemination.

Our current membership includes experts from across all areas of road safety: policy makers, academics, community organisations, researchers, federal, state and local government agencies, private companies and members of the public.  We attract and retain these experts through the active and inclusive nature of our organisation, and we warmly invite all those interested in saving lives and serious injuries on our roads to be a part of our progressive organisation.


Become an ACRS Member here