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 cyclist and pedestrian crashes.

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.

Download the 2024 Funding Guidelines.

Pre-application support

Pre-application technical support is available for all LGAs via a 30-minute Microsoft Teams 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 Team at lgagrants@tac.vic.gov.au if you would like to book a time.

Briefing session

A briefing session on the TAC Local Government Grant Program will be held on Thursday, 20 June, at 12 pm via Microsoft Teams.

Register for the briefing session here.

When are the grants available?

Applications open at 9 am Monday, 17 June 2024.

Applications close at 3 pm Wednesday, 24 July 2024.

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 $50,000 (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.
  • Ensure applications to the Infrastructure and Analysis funding categories are pedestrian and/or cyclist-focused and on local government-managed roads.
  • 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

Applications are to be submitted and managed through SmartyGrants.

You can begin an application when the round opens at 9 am Monday, 17 June 2024.

Apply on the SmartyGrants website.

Terms and conditions

2024 Local Government Grants Funding Agreement Terms and Conditions:

Additional resources

Previously funded projects

Contact us

For more information or to discuss a project idea and application email the TAC Road Safety Team lgagrants@tac.vic.gov.au

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.

City of Port Phillip

The TAC Local Government grant has helped the City of Port Phillip with a road safety solution for pedestrians, including nearby primary school students. The Nelson Road and Mountain Street roundabout project was funded by a Local Government grant from 2016.