The Welcome to the 2012 conference included the following:

The Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) invites you to attend Australasia’s premier Road Safety Conference “A Safe System: Expanding the Reach” to be held at The Menzies Sydney on 9 & 10 August 2012.  The inaugural ACRS National Conference was held in 1995 and continues to attract the highest level of experts from both international and national Road Safety spheres.

The Conference takes Road Safety to the highest level of knowledge and implementation, and provides a unique opportunity for road safety practitioners across all levels of the road safety profession to collaborate, network, and facilitate translation of road safety research and policy into practice.


Who should attend

The primary aim of each ACRS National Conference is to provide a rich environment to encourage best possible outcomes for the Safe System approach to Road Safety.  This conference is a must for anyone involved in road safety across all areas of the road safety profession.

This includes:


The Safe System Approach

The Safe System approach is outlined in Australia’s National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020, and the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, and is supported by the United Nations, Australia’s Prime Minister, Hon Julia Gillard, and the ACRS patron, Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.

The Safe System approach supports and drives achievements across 4 main areas of road safety:

The College

The ACRS is the region’s peak membership association for road safety professionals and members of the public who are focused on saving lives and serious injuries on our roads.  ACRS members include 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.  All are striving to meet the aims of the Safe System approach – and the ACRS National Conference provides an exclusive opportunity to collaborate and network to meet these aims.

We warmly invite all those interested in saving lives and serious injuries on our roads to join us at the 2012 ACRS National Conference.