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Looking forward to welcoming 500+ delegates to Canberra!

We are now expecting 500+ delegates to participate at ARSC2016 in Canberra - don't miss out!  Come and join us for an engaging and educational event focussed on expediting road trauma reductions. Join a wealth of road safety's leading experts across plenary sessions including Keynote presentations & panel discussions, 150 concurrent sessions, 11x 90-minute special focus Symposia, poster presentations, social functions & much more. 

Join us to learn about the latest research and programs making an impact on road trauma outcomes, come and network with your peers, and take a moment at ARSC2016 to look back and celebrate our combined efforts as well as...
Re-charge your 'motivational batteries' to feel refreshed 
  and eager to strive for more headway into the future

Registrations close Monday 29 August 2016
We encourage participation from the many stakeholders working so hard across the road safety spectrum, and look forward to celebrating exemplary achievement in road safety excellence through awards celebrating excellence. 


Join us to recognise outstanding achievement through the ACRS Awards to be presented at the Parliament House Gala DinnerWelcome Reception with the Governor-General at the Australian War Memorial & ARSC2016 Conference Awards
 to be presented during the closing plenary session of the conference.  We look forward to seeing yo there!
Register now & lock ARSC2016 in to your diary!
Latest Plenary Speakers Announced!

New Invited Speakers Announced


The ARSC2016 Organising Committee are delighted to announce our latest high-profile speakers for ARSC2016 as follows:


Senator Katy Gallagher
Senator for the Australian Capital Territory



Katy Gallagher is currently a Senator for the Australian Capital Territory.  Katy’s career began in the community sector working for People First ACT, an organisation providing advocacy and support to individuals with an intellectual disability. Katy has also been a project worker for Woden Community Service working with children with disabilities and worked as an Industrial Organiser for Commonwealth public servants at the CPSU.

Katy began her political career when she was elected to the ACT Legislative Assembly in 2001. She was appointed a minister in 2002 serving in the ACT cabinet for the next 12 years across various portfolios including as Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Heath, Minister for Education, Community Services and Women. In May 2011, Katy was elected as Chief Minister of the ACT.   In December 2014 Katy Gallagher resigned as Chief Minister to take up a casual vacancy in the Australian Senate to replace long serving Labor senator The Hon Kate Lundy. At the time of her resignation she was Australia's longest serving health minister after spending more than eight years in the post.

On the 1st of November 2015 Katy was elevated to the Federal Labor frontbench, taking up responsibility as Shadow Minister for Mental Health, Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness and Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader on State and Territory Relations for the period until the 2016 election.  Following the 2016 election Katy was privileged to receive shadow portfolio responsibility as Labor's Shadow Minister for Small Business and Financial Services.

Katy has a strong connection to Canberra having grown up in national capital and undertaking her schooling and tertiary education in the ACT. Katy currently lives in Canberra’s northern suburbs with her partner, three children and dog.

In 2014 reported that Katy Gallagher had revealed the '15 minutes that changed my life'.  An excerpt from the article is as follows:

"It was a Thursday in 1996, January 30th at about 1.30pm.  

I was driving in a car looking for my fiancé at the time,
looking for him because he hadn’t come back from a bike ride.  

I had the radio on — we were actually out of town at the time.
We were down the coast having a weekend away.  

He was a cyclist and he’d gone for a ride and never came back.
After about two hours I thought, “This is unusual” and went out looking for him.

There was a radio announcement on the local radio station
that a cyclist has been killed earlier that day.  He was a male in early 30s, they believed,
and they were looking for anyone who knew him.

That moment, that time, even talking to you about it now, sort of makes my heart race.
It still has a significant impact upon me. That moment changed everything.

Please read the Entire Article here.  We very much look forward to Katy joining us for the Wednesday morning Plenary Panel Session to discuss 'Road Safety Impacts'.



The Hon Mark Bailey, MP
QLD Minister for Road Safety


Bailey headshot

Mark Bailey is the State Member for Yeerongpilly and a former Councillor for Moorooka Ward on the Brisbane City Council. He was sworn in as Queensland’s first ever Minister for Road Safety and is committed to maintaining the safety of all road users on Queensland’s vast, state-controlled road network. He recognises the importance of a robust and reliable road network for all Queenslanders.

As Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply, Mark is focused on delivering safe, efficient and affordable electricity and water supplies to Queensland households and businesses. He is a strong advocate for renewable energy and is focussed on a cleaner, greener energy future for Queensland. Mark recognises the important role Queensland’s ports play in supporting the state’s economy and creating stronger regional economies.

The Minister acknowledges the significance of his portfolio as a jobs generator and the importance of roads, water and energy to business, industry and everyday Queenslanders.

Many conference delegates will remember Minister Bailey's involvement in ARSC2015 where he outlined the four guiding principles of Queensland's Safer Roads, Safer Queensland Road Safety Strategy 2015-21. The Vision of the strategy if zero deaths and serious injuries, with the Target to reduce fatalities from 303 (2008-2010 average) to 200 or fewer by 2020, and reduce hospitalised casualties from 6,670 (2008-2010 average) to 4,669 or fewer by 2020.  Please find the Minister's Complete ARSC2015 PPT Presentation here.  We very much look forward to the Minister's involvement at ARSC2016, particularly his Keynote address on Thursday morning.



Mr David Bobbermen
Program Manager Safety,  Austroads


David has worked in a variety of road infrastructure disciplines for more than 35 years and held senior engineering, specialist, policy, operational and program management positions for Transport and Main Roads Queensland. David led the planning and rapid implementation of an affordable network-wide response to one of the worst performing highways in Australia. This resulted in halving the number of fatalities within two years which was recognised by the 3M-ACRS Diamond Road Safety Award for 2015.

As the Austroads Safety Program Manager, David is looking forward to working with practitioners across all jurisdictions to share best practice and make a significant step change to improve road safety performance across Australia and New Zealand. “This will be important as Austroads adopts and implements “safe systems” thinking, road design concepts for a “self-explaining road”, harmonisation of driver requirements  and to meet commitments of the National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 with updates to the Road Safety Action Plan,” David said.  “I want to develop a culture where no stone is unturned in the endeavour to save lives”, David said.

David is keen to integrate the thinking from the Road Safety, Road Design, and Registration and Licensing Task Forces to achieve an outcome much greater than the sum of the parts. “With all road jurisdictions under significant pressure to be more efficient in an environment of fiscal constraints, my focus will also be on refining and simplifying practice,” David said.


Mr Eric Howard
Principal, Whiting Moyne


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Eric Howard is the principal of Whiting Moyne, a strategic road safety advisory consultancy, working within Australia and internationally since 2006 on the assessment and strengthening of road safety management capacity within government institutions and the development of government road safety commitment, policies and strategies.  In that time, Eric has lead road safety management capacity reviews and strategic road safety assessments in more than 30 countries across Europe, North and South America, Asia, the Gulf, and Australasia.

Within Australia, Eric has provided advice to road safety agencies in most Australian States, facilitated National Road Safety Forums and chaired a number of government road safety task forces and committees. He is responsible for the introduction of the “Safe System” approach to road safety in Australia, its use as the underpinning rationale to address road safety risk and its incorporation into National Road Safety Action Plans.

Eric was appointed the Global Road Safety Adviser for Monash University Accident Research Centre in 2015 and is the coordinator and lead facilitator for the MUARC Road Safety Management Leadership Program, a one week road safety leadership course for low, middle and high income country road safety related executives conducted twice each year.  Eric has played a key role in many international road safety publications including the Towards Zero and a Safe System Report (OECD/ITF, 2008), the Speed Management Manual for Practitioners Report (GRSP, 2008), and the PIARC Road Safety Manual (PIARC, 2015).

Prior to commencing his own consultancy Eric spent 7 years at senior executive level within VicRoads, as General Manager for Road Safety from 1998 and more than 20 years as a chief executive and senior engineering executive in local government across Victoria.


ARSC2016 Plenary Session - Heavy Vehicle Safety
Join us for the

Heavy Vehicle Focussed Plenary Session

Thursday 8 September 2016

We are pleased to provide an update on the Heavy Vehicle Safety Plenary Panel session due to take place on Thursday morning, 8 September 2016.  The following presenters will participate in the session: 
  • Mr Eric Howard (Session Chair): Principal, Whiting Moyne
  • Professor Ann Williamson: Director, Transport and Road Safety Research, UNSW
  • Assistant Commissioner John Hartley: Commander, NSE Traffic and Highway Patrol Command
  • Mr Sal Petroccitto: Chief Executive Officer, National Heavy Vehicle Regulator
  • Dr Sarah Jones: Group Manager for Road Transport Compliance, Toll Group
All speakers will provide their views on the Heavy Vehicle National (Australian) Law - does it make us safer?  If not, what will?  We look forward to a interesting presentations and a lively discussion during this session.
Find more details about this session and speakers on the ARSC2016 Website and ARSC2016 Draft Program.

Sponsored by: The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Your participation supports international efforts!

ARSC2016 - Supporting the Goals of the

UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020

The Governments of Australia and New Zealand, together with all road safety stakeholders,maintain a firm commitment to the aims of the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020.  Following the 2nd Global High-Level Conference on Road Safety in Brazil in November 2015, the resulting adoption of the 'Brasilia Declaration on Road Safety' offers renewed impetus for governments to work together to achieve the ambitious target outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to halve road traffic deaths and injuries by 2020.

In support of these urgent global priorities, the ARSC2016 International sub-Committee are delighted to announce 9 scholarship winners in support of the participation of delegates from Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC) at ARSC2016.  These scholarships are possible thanks to the generous support of the Australian federal government - the 
Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development - and the Global Road Safety Partnership based in Geneva, Switzerland.  

Congratulations to our LMIC Scholarship awardees!  

Mr Pagna Kim
AIP Foundation
Country of Origin - Cambodia

Mr Kamran ul Baset
Centre for Injury Prevention and Research
Country of Origin - Bangladesh

Mr Ahsan Ul Haq Kayani
Central Superior Services of Pakistan
Country of Origin - Pakistan

Mr Agah Muhammad Mulyadi
Institute of Road Engineering
Country of Origin - Indonesia

Ms Writu Bhatta
Swatantrata Abhiyan Nepal
Country of Origin - Nepal

Mr Amrit Banstola
Public Health Perspective Nepal
Country of Origin - Nepal

Ms Socheata Sann
Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety, QUT
Country of Origin - Cambodia

Mr Kulanthayan KC Mani
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Country of Origin - Malaysia

Mr Hassan Abdous
Road Maintenance & Transportation Organization
Country of Origin - Iran

This participation is aimed at supporting capacity development within LMIC's to reduce levels of road trauma. This funding supports that already shown by Conference Founding Partners ACRS and Austroad.  We look forward to all delegates giving these scholars a warm welcome at ARSC2016.

The International sub-Committee is also facilitating capacity development for road safety in LMIC's through a specific program at the Conference.   For further information on LMIC Scholarships or the specific LMIC program at ARSC2016, please

Ms Lori Mooren
Chair, ARSC2016 International sub-Committee 

Our sincere thanks go to all members of the ARSC2016 International sub-Committee for their efforts. In addition, all conference delegates, presenters and supporters should feel proud that their participation at ARSC2016 helps to ensure the continuation of vital outreach programs such as this, as well as supporting the 'bigger picture' inherent in the goals of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020.    

Thank you for your continued support!

Scholarship Supporters – Thank you!


The LMIC Scholarships are only made possible thank to the generous support of our scholarship sponsors, the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP), as well as Conference Founding Partners: the Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) and Austroads.


About the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development:

The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development is responsible for the design and implementation of the Australian Government’s infrastructure, transport and regional development policies and programmes.

We work to:

  • promote, evaluate, plan and invest in infrastructure and regional development;
  • foster an efficient, sustainable, competitive, safe and secure transport system;
  • facilitate local partnerships between all levels of government and local communities; and
  • provide good governance in the Australian territories.

The Department is at the forefront of the Australian Government’s efforts to secure Australia’s economic future and improve living standards.  These efforts are achieved through infrastructure planning, strategic investment in transport infrastructure, transport system reform, regulation of transport safety and security, and strategic development of policies and programmes. The Department assists Australia’s regions and communities to strengthen their economic base and provides non-self-governing territories with community services and capital investment.




About GRSP:  

The Global Road Safety Partnership is dedicated to the sustainable reduction of road-crash death and injury in low- and middle-income countries, which suffer 90 per cent of the 1.3 million annual deaths and 50 million serious injuries that arise from road crashes.

Our role is to create and support multi-sector road safety Partnerships that are engaged with front-line good practice road safety interventions in countries and communities throughout the world. We play a powerful role in capacity building and training of road safety practitioners, engage actively in advocacy at all levels, provide road safety programme coordination at the global level and are a recognised expert source of road safety knowledge and good practice.


We also look forward to hosting high level international delegations from far and wide including India, Lesotho and Romania.

NOTE: All ARSC2016 delegates will receive a
UN Decade of Action Lapel Badge!

ARSC2016 - Proudly supporting international efforts
Road Safety Family Feud
Complete the Audience Survey!




This interactive symposium is based on the format from the television program Family Feud and engages delegates of the 2016 Australasian Road Safety conference.

The host will lead two teams consisting of volunteer conference delegates through a series of questions where the team members suggest an answer. Questions in the symposium will directly address the conference themes of: Agility, Innovation, Impact. The responses to the survey will be collated and presented as the ‘survey responses’ in the symposium.

(Takes < 5 minutes)

In the weeks leading up to the conference, the road safety community will be asked to complete a short online survey asking them to answer questions on the following themes:

  • What action has made the biggest impact on making roads safe in Australasia?
  • Name the biggest road safety problem on our roads today.
  • What is the next big action that we need to tackle to reduce road trauma?
  • Over the next 10 years, which technology will save the most lives on our roads?
  • Are there any other problems impacting on road safety that you would like to tell us?
  • Are there any other initiatives that could improve road safety that you would like to tell us?

This format builds on a session held by the Australasian College of Road Safety, Victorian Chapter in 2015. While the format is entertaining, the questions address some of the big issues road safety in an innovative and interactive session for participants. Further, greater audience participation sparked discussions and engagement amongst participants.

The session will also demonstrate the value of ACRS membership and the collegial environment of the state chapters.

Read more on the
 ARSC2016 Symposium Program.

2016 3M-ACRS Award Finalists Announced!

2016 3M-ACRS Diamond Road Safety Awards

Who will win a trip to USA!!!

Finalists Announced!

In recognition of the gathering momentum to combat road trauma, 26 deserving finalists have been announced to be in the running for this year's 3M-ACRS Diamond Road Safety Awards, the premier road safety award for exemplary groups/projects across the Australasian region.  The award is now entering its 6th year and is recognised as Australasia’s ultimate road safety achievement for the region's most innovative, cost-effective road safety initiative/program which stands out from standard, everyday practice and delivers significant improvements in road safety for the community.

This year's finalists are (in random order):

A compendium of front line road and workzone safety solutions
Boylan Group Pty Ltd
Team Leader:  Mr Alan Hay

Country Roads Safety
Yass Valley Council
Team Leader:  Mrs Melissa Weller

Young Drivers yrchoice Snapchat Campaign
Auckland Transport
Team Leader:  Mrs Claire Dixon

Mobile Traffic Offender Deterrent System (MTODS)
Brisbane Motorway Services
Team Leader:  Mr Brett Simpson

Green reflector marking of informal truck bays
Team Leader: Mr Rod Hannifey

SAFE Fleet Program
Drivers around the world return home safely at the end of each day

Johnson & Johnson
Team Leader:  Mr Andrew Houston

Herbert St Dandenong - Permanent Part-Time Road Closure
City of Greater Dandenong
Team Leader:  Mr Daniel Przychodzki

Construction of Safety Measures Kennedy and Templeton Street Castlemaine
Mount Alexander Shire Council
Team Leader:  Mrs Janice Smith

Mount Zero – Road Safety on Mountain Roads
Neighbourhood Watch Group
Team Leader:  Ms Jo Ellice-Flint

2015 Queensland Road Safety Week
Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads
Team Leader:  Ms Jane Richards

Prevention of Numerous Deaths within Minutes
Personal Submission
Team Leader:  Mr Leon Hain

Hoon Alert - Early Warning System
Fulton Hogan Industries Pty Ltd
Team Leader:  Mr David Snape

Trauma Department, Westmead Hospital
Team Leader:  Ms Julkie Seggie

RACV Safe Mates Program
Royal Automobile Club of Victoria
Team Leader:  Ms Rebekah Smith

Safe School Speeds Project
City of Wanneroo
Team Leader:  Mr Ryan Gibson

Queensland Police Service community road safety engagement programs
Queensland Police Service
Team Leader:  Senior Constable Sandy Atkinson

The ‘It’s Holiday Time’ children’s road safety campaign
Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation
Team Leader:  Ms Michelle McLaughlin

Distracted…? Pedestrian Campaign
North Sydney Council
Team Leader:  Ms Stella Stefan

PCYC - Braking the Cycle
Queensland Police-Citizens Youth Welfare Association
Team Leader:  Sergeant Linda Baade

Better Moves Around Schools
Moonee Valley City Council
Team Leader:  Mrs Anna Psarras

Multicultural Learner License Program
Queensland Police Service
Team Leader:  Sergeant Joanna Broughton

NSW Motorcycle CRASH Card
Hornsby Shire Council
Team Leader:  Ms Lesley Tipping

Drive Drink Free for a Happy Ending
Auckland Transport
Team Leader:  Mrs Claire Dixon

Motorcycle Hazard Identification Mapping
Southern Region Roads and Maritime Services

Roads and Maritime Services
Team Leader:  Mr Robert Reynolds

Transforming the lives of Indigenous Territorians through a driver licence
NT Government Dept of Transport
Team Leader:  Mr Wayne Buckley

Mobile in Moreton
Queensland Police Service
Team Leader:  Sergeant Joanna Broughton


ACRS President, Lauchlan McIntosh AM, said "the high quality of this years' finalists exemplifies the growing recognition across all sectors of society of the major role that all organisations and individuals can play in expediting road trauma reductions.  The quality of submissions from these finalists is testament to the exceptionally high standard of innovation that is being implemented across the road safety spectrum, and I sincerely congratulate all finalists on this worthy achievement".

The winning Team Leader will be presented with their award at the 
2016 Australasian Road Safety Conference (ARSC2016) Gala Dinner to be held in Canberra on Wednesday 7 September 2016, in front of an anticipated audience of over 500 road safety professionals and advocates from across the region and internationally.  The winner will receive a trip to the USA to attend the 47th ATSSA Annual Convention & Traffic Expo in 2016 to be held in Arizona, USA, and will also visit 3M Global Headquarters in Minnesota.  The winner will also present their winning entry and USA trip at the 2017 Australasian Road Safety Conference.

Also to be presented on the night is the 
2016 ACRS Fellowship Award, which is recognised as the Australasian road safety community’s highest honour, recognising an individual for their outstanding commitment and effectiveness in their efforts to reduce road trauma.

Calling all Educators and Teachers!
***Targetted Education Workshop + Specialist Education Sessions***
Calling all educators and teachers - 
Join us to save lives and reduce road trauma...

Don't miss the 2016 Road Safety Education Workshop!

National Convention Centre - Canberra - Tuesday 6 September 2016

If you have any queries about the Educators Workshop
please email Deb Zines at
Cost: (Included for full conference delegates).
$99 for morning Educator’s Workshop only (9am-12pm).
$160 for full day Education Stream (9am - 5pm, including lunch).

(Choose your desired registration option when you
register for ARSC2016)

Find more information on the Educators Workshop Flyer,
Educators Workshop e-Alert, and the ARSC2016 Website.
Secure a Booth or Branding Partnership


It's just 4 weeks to ARSC2016, the largest road safety-dedicated conference in Australasia.  We are closing in on 500+ delegates who have already locked this event in to their diaries, and anticipate a last minute rush similar to our inaugural ARSC2015 held on the Gold Coast last October.  

Will your organisation be on show to our regions’ leading policymakers, researchers, stakeholders, industry and advocates? 

Don’t let your competitors get the upper edge – book your conference exhibition booth, naming rights partnership, handbook advertisement or satchel insert TODAY!
Last options available include:
  • Trade exhibition booth ($3,750) – Only a few booths remaining.  Last year, a number of organisations missed out due to huge demand. Avoid disappointment, book today!
  • Conference Dinner Sponsorship ($18,000)
  • Welcome Reception Sponsorship ($18,000)
  • Gold Keynote Plenary Session Sponsorship ($15,000)
  • Ice-cream Station Sponsorship ($11,000)
  • Soft Drink Station Sponsorship ($11,000)
  • Scientific Session Sponsorship ($10,000)
  • Conference Lunch Sponsorship ($10,000)
  • Bottled Water Sponsorship ($6,000)
  • Coffee Break Sponsorship ($5,000)
  • Symposium Sponsorship ($5,000)
Keen to show your brand, but limited in budget? Consider the following options:
  • Supporter Sponsorship ($2,500)
  • Notepad and/or Pen Sponsorship ($1,500)
  • Handbook Advertisements ($550 - $890)
  • Satchel Inserts ($550)

Options are selling fast as deadlines are rapidly approaching!  View the
Sponsorship Prospectus and book your partnership now by emailing

Thank you to our most recently confirmed supporters:

Thank you to all of our conference partners who are getting in early to showcase their generous support!

Thank you to every organisation who has taken up partnerships with the conference this year - without you the conference would not be shaping up to be such a successful event, able to save more lives and injuries on our roads:

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