22 December 2021

Australia’s new strategy to guide road safety improvements to 2030 and beyond

The National Road Safety Strategy 2021-30 has been released by Commonwealth, state and territory Infrastructure and Transport Ministers. The Strategy will shape how Australia responds to road safety challenges, with key priorities for action to deliver improvements where they are needed most.

The Strategy was developed by the Australian Government together with state and territory governments and the Australian Local Government Association, and in consultation with stakeholders including the road safety sector, road safety campaigners and advocates, researchers, community groups and the Australian public.

Based on globally-recognised Safe System principles, the Strategy adopts ambitious targets to reduce road deaths by 50 per cent and serious injuries by 30 per cent, putting Australia on the path to achieve zero deaths and serious injuries by 2050 (Vision Zero).

The Strategy adopts a social model approach, recognising that responsibility for road safety is shared by all parts of society including the logistics and transport, health and social services sectors, law enforcement, education and justice, planning and industry as well as individuals and organisations.

We thank everyone involved in shaping this important strategy that will guide Australia’s road safety efforts towards Vision Zero. It is only by working together that we can eliminate road trauma by 2050.

View the Strategy

To read the National Road Safety Strategy 2021-30 visit roadsafety.gov.au/nrss.

On our website, you can also find fact sheets on key elements of the Strategy. These include explanations of concepts like Movement and Place and the Safe Systems approach.

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