The Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) is a global community of road safety experts, with a clear vision of the elimination of fatal and serious injury on the road. We represent members in almost 30 countries: road safety professionals, policy makers, researchers, advocates, and community organisations who are working to eliminate road trauma around the world.
Members of the ACRS receive benefits such as:
- Membership with the peak body for road safety.
- Discounts to the biggest annual road safety event, the Australasian Road Safety Conference.
- Eligibility for international recognition through prestigious ACRS Awards and Fellowships.
- Ability to join private Networks for groups like early career professionals and local government.
- Access to events such as webinars, seminars, dinners, and networking events.
- Exclusive first-look at the Journal of Road Safety straight to your inbox.
- Weekly Alert emailed to you every Thursday, featuring the latest road safety news across the globe.
- Eligibility to run for Committee representation at a Chapter or National level.
If you are an Australian road safety professional, then you may be entitled to a tax deduction on your membership.
Individual Member Types
|Member Type||Applies to:||2023 Fee|
|Personal Member||All those committed to improving road safety||$185|
|Concession||People retired from full time work or averaging fewer than 10 hours per week||$135|
|Student||Those undergoing full time study||$75|
|Community Group||Non-government or local road safety groups supported principally by volunteers||$185|
|LMIC||People from Low and Middle Income Countries as defined in the World Bank Listing||$10|
Are you a student?
People who are studying full time are entitled to a discounted Individual Membership fee. ACRS Membership is a fantastic way for students to grow their careers through networking and approaching fellow members for mentorship opportunities. Membership gives you access to your local Chapter, where you can gain experience by getting involved in Chapter Committees, organising Chapter events, and collaborating on submissions to local governments.
Are you in a Low and Middle Income Country (LMIC)?
Individuals that are from Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) are entitled to join the ACRS at a discounted rate to ensure we learn from the expertise of road safety professionals and practitioners across the globe. LMIC countries are defined as per the World Bank Listing.
ACRS Membership provides opportunities to network with people inside and outside of your country, allowing you to share and discuss your country’s road safety issues with like-minded people from around the world. You’ll also have access to our International Outreach Chapter which has members from over 30 countries. Road safety practices are shared at an international level, and you’ll receive a weekly e-newsletter sharing road safety news from around the world. Click here to learn more about the International Outreach Chapter.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I join?
You can join the ACRS by completing the online Individual Membership form, where you can also submit payment online through Stripe or request an invoice.
How do I renew?
ACRS Memberships are renewed on a rolling basis after 12 months. 4 weeks before your expiry date you will receive an email from our accounting software, Xero, including your invoice and a link to pay online. If you haven’t received an email from Xero or need your invoice resent to you, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. You can learn more about renewing on our Renew page.
How long will my membership last?
All memberships run for 12 months from the date of joining.
How can I change my personal details?
If your name, company, or contact details have changed, please contact email@example.com to update your information.
How can I change my membership type?
If you have finished studying and want to move to a Personal Membership, or have retired and want to move to a Concession Membership, please get in touch with our membership team at firstname.lastname@example.org who can change your membership type.
I think my workplace should join – how do I find out more?
Under Corporate Memberships, you can list multiple staff to receive the benefits of Individual Memberships whilst being represented by your brand. Your organisational image will also be promoted, with your logo placed on the ACRS website and Weekly Alerts and brand recognition at the annual ARSC conference. view information about Corporate Memberships.
I’m not currently working – can I get a discount?
People who are retired from full time work or are averaging fewer than 10 hours per week are entitled to our discounted Concession membership. If you would like more information about joining as a Concession member or changing your current membership to a Concession membership, please contact our membership team at email@example.com.