TAC Local Government Grant Program
The TAC Local Government Grant Program provides opportunities for Victorian Local Government Authorities (LGAs) to improve road safety in their local communities. The program supports projects aligned with the Victorian Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030 that adopt Safe System principles to reduce crashes, particularly those involving pedestrians and cyclists.
The TAC and its road safety partners recognise the important role that LGAs will play in helping to achieve Victoria's ambitious road safety targets. LGAs are uniquely placed to identify road safety problems and implement solutions in their local areas.
Please read the 2023 funding guidelines for more information on the program.
A briefing session on the TAC Local Government Grant Program was held on July 14. For more information please contact the Road Safety Team.
When are the grants available?
Round opens: 9.00 am Monday 3 July 2023
Round closes: 3.00 pm Wednesday 9 August 2023
What funding is available?
This program offers four funding categories. LGAs are welcome to submit one application per funding category.
- Analysis Grants of up to $30,000 (ex. GST)
- Infrastructure Grants of up to $100,000 (ex. GST) with conditional 1:1 contributions from the LGA
- Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan Grants of up to $30,000 (ex. GST)
- Variable Message Sign (VMS) Grants of up to $30,000 (ex. GST)
Who can apply?
To be eligible for funding, applicants must:
- Be a Victorian Local Government Authority (LGAs).
- Ensure applications to the Infrastructure and Analysis funding categories are primarily focused on road safety issues relating to cyclists and/or pedestrians.
- Match TAC funding on a 1:1 basis if successful in the Infrastructure funding category.
- Provide evidence of current public liability and professional indemnity insurance.
How to apply
Pre-application technical support
The TAC offers all LGAs a 30-minute pre-application support consultation. Through this support, experienced road safety engineers are available to provide project guidance and advice in line with the program objectives. We highly recommend that LGAs take up this opportunity.
Contact the TAC Road Safety Programs Team at email@example.com if you would like to book a time.
Applications are to be submitted through SmartyGrants.
For more information or to discuss a project idea and application email the TAC Road Safety Team firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous project examples
Maribyrnong City Council
The French St upgrade in Maribyrnong, Victoria, was funded by a TAC Local Government grant in 2017 enabling the Maribyrnong City Council to significantly improve the safety of people riding bikes and walking.
Hobsons Bay City Council
Creating safer communities - Hobsons Bay City Council, protecting vulnerable road users from unsafe conditions with the installation of a wombat crossing. This was funded through a 2017 Local Government grant.
Kingston City Council
Pedestrian Safety Improvements. Creating safer communities - Kingston City Councils explains the Parkdale Local Area Traffic Management strategy. This was funded through a 2016 Local Government grant.
Surf Coast Shire
The Esplanade and Bell Street upgrade in Torquay, Victoria, was funded in 2017 by a TAC Local Government grant enabling the Surf Coast Shire to significantly improve the safety of people on bikes and walking.