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Reversing Technology Keeping Pedestrians Safe
New research shows that drivers can dramatically reduce the risk of being involved in a pedestrian crash by using technology such as reversing cameras and sensors. New research shows that drivers canMedia Release
Safest child car seats revealed in latest round of ratings
Choosing the safest way for Victorians to transport their most precious cargo has been made easier, with the release of the latest national child car seat safety ratings. Choosing the safestMedia Release
TAC urges racegoers to plan ahead for a safe Warrnambool Carnival
The Transport Accident Commission will be trackside and around town throughout the Warrnambool Carnival this week to remind racegoers that the safest bet is to separate drinking fromMedia Release
What to do after an accident
We know how worried you might be right now, and we’re here to help. We are here to support your recovery after a transport accident and pay for the treatment and services you need to help you get back on track, even if the accident was your fault.
If you already have an accepted TAC claim you are a TAC client. Please visit the For TAC clients section for more useful information.
Road safety and Towards Zero
For health and service providers
Less paperwork, more certainty for providers
Starting in mid-March, we will offer a wide range of pre-approved treatments and services, which you can deliver, and refer patients to, without sending an approval request or calling us first.
No medical excess for new clients
The medical excess no longer applies for accidents on or after 14th February 2018. Patients can seek treatment immediately without needing to pay the first portion of medical costs
Health and service providers play an integral role in supporting the recovery of a person injured in a transport accident. In this section you will find all the information you need to work with TAC clients.
System upgrade - payment delays
Due to our recent system upgrade to reduce your administrative burden we are experiencing some delays in payments to service providers for mailed or faxed invoices. Please do not re-send invoices, our accounts team are working hard to get you paid as soon as possible.
Invoices submitted via LanternPay are unaffected, and the LanternPay rebate is being extended until 30 June so eligible providers can continue to get next business day payments fee-free while we catch up on the backlog.
Less paperwork, more certainty
The TAC has unveiled key changes to reduce the paperwork required of service providers when they treat TAC clients. The changes are in support of the TAC 2020 Strategy, which aims to reduce road trauma and help clients get their lives back on track.
The TAC now offers a wide range of pre-approved treatments and services, which you can deliver, and refer patients to, without sending an approval request or calling the TAC first. You can be assured of payment in line with the TAC fee schedule for any treatment or service on the pre-approved list, with no need to contact the TAC beforehand. Find out more about the changes.
About the TAC
The Transport Accident Commission is a Victorian Government-owned organisation set up in 1986.
Its role is to pay for treatment and benefits for people injured in transport accidents. It is also involved in promoting road safety in Victoria and in improving Victoria's trauma system.
Funding used by the TAC to perform these functions comes from payments made by Victorian motorists when they register their vehicles each year with VicRoads.
The TAC is a "no-fault" scheme. This means that medical benefits will be paid to an injured person - regardless of who caused the accident.
Legislation guides the TAC in the types of benefits it can pay and any conditions that apply. This legislation is called theTransport Accident Act 1986.
To ensure it remains a long-term compensation scheme, the TAC uses its funds fairly and responsibly. This ensures the TAC is able to meet the needs of seriously injured people who need lifetime care.
The TAC has a vision of Zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads and a mission to be the world's leading social insurer.
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To avoid doubt, the TAC excludes all liability for loss of opportunity, lost revenue, lost profits, loss of data and losses resulting from security failure or any consequential loss resulting from use of this website or reliance on its content.
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- the content is used for non-commercial purposes; and
- any copy of content, or portion thereof must include this copyright notice in its entirety.
The TAC strives to make this website accessible for disabled users. The TAC cannot guarantee that third party suppliers of content to this site meet the Victorian Government's Accessibility Standards.
The TAC is committed to further reviewing and improving the accessibility of the website. If you have any accessibility issues or feedback, please contact us.
The TAC is committed to protecting your privacy. Any personal information collected, handled, stored or disclosed about you through our online services will be managed in accordance with the Transport Accident Act 1986, Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 and the Health Records Act 2001.
The TAC's role is to pay for treatment and benefits for people injured in transport accidents. It is also involved in promoting road safety in Victoria and in improving Victoria's trauma system.
Collection and use of Personal Information
The TAC will only collect and record personal information via this website if it is provided directly to us and is necessary for us to perform our functions or activities; for example the TAC will need to collect personal information, to send requested information, to provide a regular newsletter, or to act on feedback provided. In particular, personal information is collected in the following situations:
- when you send us an email;
- when you use our online services, such as completing a form electronically;
- when you register as a site user;
- when you provide feedback by email or by using the feedback form on our website.
Anonymity and the TAC's website
Other than in the circumstances described above, the TAC intends to allow people to visit its website anonymously; that is without revealing their identity.
Where people have cookies enabled, the TAC may collect some information about each site visit (see Cookies and Web beacons below). However, the TAC does not attempt to link this information to particular individual.
If you do not have cookies enabled, and you do not register on the site or send an email, there will be no record of your visit to the TAC's website.
How the TAC will use your email address
If you give us your email address, it will be recorded and used solely for the purpose for which you have provided it. It will not be disclosed, added to a mailing list or used for any other purpose without your consent.
Sending information to the TAC via email
The Internet is an insecure medium and users should be aware that there are risks in transmitting information by email. Information sent via unencrypted email may be at risk of being intercepted, read or modified.
The TAC will not forward personal or health information by internet email unless the TAC client has given specific consent to do so or the communication by email is necessary to comply with the TAC's obligations to a Court or Tribunal.
We collect technical information through the usage of click stream data for statistical purposes. Cookies and Web Beacons are used to understand site usage and usability.
Click stream data
When you visit our online services, the TAC makes a record of your visit. The following information, referred to as 'click stream data' in computer language, is logged by our server:
- your server address;
- your top level domain name (for example, .com, .gov, .au, .uk, etc);
- the date and time you visited our website or completed the online transaction;
- the pages you accessed and documents you downloaded;
- the type of browser you are using; and
- the address of the referring site (that is, the previous site you visited).
All of this information is collected for statistical purposes to enable us to assess the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, determine what information is most and least used and help us make our site more useful to visitors.
We do not actively seek to identify you. However, in the unlikely event of an investigation, a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect our server's logs.
When you visit our site, our server may generate a cookie. A cookie is a small piece of information (a text file) that a web server can place temporarily on your hard drive or web browser. It is used by your browser to identify the pages that you have visited on our site. A cookie is uniquely yours and can only be read by the server that gave it to you.
Why are Cookies used?
What is a Web Beacon?
A web beacon is an often-transparent graphic image that is placed on a site (or in an email) and when used in combination with cookies, can monitor the behaviour of the user visiting the site (or sending the email). The type of information collected might include the Internet Protocol address of the computer that retrieved the image, the time the web beacon was viewed and for how long, the type of browser that retrieved the image and previously set cookie values. It does not identify you unless you have already identified yourself.
Web beacons are also known as Web bugs, pixel tags or clear GIFs.
The TAC's websites use the Display Advertising features (Remarketing and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting) of Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google") that uses first and third party cookies that generate information about your use of the websites and how you got there amongst other things. This allows the TAC to report on demographics for understanding the TAC's site audiences and display advertisements viewed on the TAC's websites as you browse third party sites on the Google Display Network using Remarketing.
If you do not wish this data to be collected with Google Analytics via the TAC's website, you can install the "Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On" so you are not tracked into Google Analytics. By using the TAC's websites, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. For further information, please visit google.com/privacy.html
Security of Electronic Transmissions
We take reasonable steps to secure the information transmitted to our online services. However, the nature of electronic transmissions is such that there is the possibility that a third party may observe this information whilst it is in transit. You may prefer to provide information by telephone or paper mail or in person.
When accessing external links provided on our site, it is recommended that you read the site-owners' privacy statement before disclosing your personal information. We do not accept responsibility for inappropriate use, collection, storage or disclosure of your personal information outside of our site.
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- want to know more about what sort of information we hold, for what purposes and how we deal with that information;
- believe that personal information that we hold about you is not accurate, complete and up to date; or
- have concerns about your privacy rights,
please contact us.
How to Contact us
The Your privacy and the TAC page of this website outlines the ten privacy principles and how we protect your privacy.
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TAC RSS Feed
An RSS file contains details of the latest items available within a website, it helps you keep up to date without having to check the site itself. Just click on the below link or copy and paste the feed url into your feed-reader or podcast software.
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New to RSS?
RSS puts you in control of the information you want delivered to your desktop. You can subscribe to RSS feeds from multiple web sites, scan through all their latest headlines in one place and directly access content of interest with a single click.
How do I use RSS?
There are many different ways to take advantage of RSS feeds:
- as a separate desktop application
- programs that integrate RSS with Mail Programs
- programs that integrate with Instant Messaging
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There are a range of different newsreaders; many of which are free to install.