The TAC offers community groups in Victoria the opportunity to apply for funding for road safety projects under our Community Road Safety Grants Program. This program aims to:
- encourage community involvement in local road safety programs that are consistent with Victoria's Road Safety Strategy
- provide opportunities for local community groups to develop and implement effective road safety projects targeting specific local road safety issues.
Contact the Community Road Safety Grants officer on (03) 5225 7517 to request a hard copy.
Please note there are new guidelines pertaining to the implementation of breathalyser projects, community road safety strategy projects and the usage of Variable Messaging Signs (VMS). These guidelines can be viewed on the Applications Form and Closing Dates page.
Road safety in Victoria
Crashes are a major cause of death and serious injury in our community and all road users have a responsibility for making our roads safer.
Key Government organisations work together on a statewide road safety strategy. These include the TAC, VicRoads, the Department of Justice and the Victoria Police, with support from other bodies such as the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the RACV.
Local road safety issues are often best dealt with at a local level. Communities can have particular road safety needs and often local community groups can be well-placed to identify these specific problems and implement solutions. Community based road safety programs that integrate with Victoria's broader strategy are important in reducing road trauma.
Some community-based organisations – such as Registered Community Road Safety Groups and local councils – contribute strongly to road safety strategies and programs across the state.
Information about road safety in Victoria can be found on-line at:
What types of projects will be eligible for funding?
Victoria is recognised internationally as a leader in developing and implementing successful road safety programs in areas such as impaired driving (alcohol, drugs and fatigue), speeding and vehicle safety. These issues are addressed in Victoria's Road Safety Strategy 2013-2022 through initiatives that integrate enforcement, mass media communications and programs that target specific groups in our community.
Many communities already contribute to Victoria's achievements in road safety. This is because they are often ideally placed to understand local issues and are well connected to particular groups that are most affected.
How much funding can my community group apply for?
The TAC will consider applications of up to $25,000. Applications for larger funding amounts can be discussed with the Community Road Safety Grants officer for suitability on (03) 5225 7517 prior to application submission.
Closing dates for applications
In 2015 the closing dates for applications are:
- Round 16: 17 April, 2015
- Round 17: 14 August, 2015
The TAC will inform applicants of decisions approximately 8 weeks after each of the closing dates.
The TAC is grateful to Land Transport New Zealand for permission to use material from the New Zealand Community Road Safety Program in developing the guidelines.