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Our vision

Currently around 300 people are seriously injured and killed on Tasmanian roads each year. Our long-term goal for road safety in Tasmania is to have a ‘Safe System’ of zero serious injuries and deaths on our roads.

The Towards Zero – Tasmanian Road Safety Strategy 2017-2026 (Towards Zero Strategy) works towards this goal by setting a target for the annual number of serious injuries and deaths on Tasmanian roads to fewer than 200 by 2026.

2021-2022 Grant Round is now open and will close on Friday 24th September 2021.

View the Guidelines

1Who can apply

  • Local government
  • Not-for-profits
  • Incorporated associations
  • Schools
  • Other service areas within the Department of Education (DoE)
  • Tasmanian research institutions

Eligible applicants must also:

  • Be able to demonstrate they are financially viable and have public liability insurance on request.
  • Have acquitted any previous grants received through the Community Road Safety Grants Program.
  • Have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and valid bank account.

2Funding

The Community Road Safety Grants for 2021/2022 funding round will be available in two categories - small grants and medium/large grants.

Category One - Small Grants

Grants of up to $5,000 (plus GST) are available for local community road safety projects, such as educational projects to increase road safety awareness in specific categories (see criteria).

Category Two - Medium/Large Grants

A limited number of more substantial road safety grants are also available, with funding up to $35,000 (plus GST). Detailed project plans will be required to demonstrate the need, road safety benefit and proposed expenditure of projects.

Funding can cover the cost to develop and implement a project including staff costs but does not include general administration costs such as for internet, telephone, office space and travel.

The assessment panel has the discretion to part or fully fund a project. The decision of the panel is final.

3What projects will be considered for funding?

Projects must address a road safety behaviour or road safety user group in the categories below and demonstrate a community focus by addressing a local issue which is evidence-based and has community support.  Proposed projects also need to meet the project assessment criteria outlined in this document.

Road Behaviours

  • Speeding
  • Impaired Driving (drink or drug driving)
  • Fatigue
  • Not wearing seatbelt
  • Obeying road rules

Specific Road User Group

  • Young Drivers
  • Children, especially 0-5years and 12-15 years
  • Pedestrians
  • Bicycle Riders
  • Motorcyclists
  • Older road users

Digital Message Boards

RSAC will be not be providing funding for the purchase of Digital Message Boards in 2021-22. However funding will be available for hire and transportation of Digital Message Boards that are incorporated into a larger scale project.

Contact Information

Road Safety Division, Department of State Growth

1800 030 688

roadsafetygrants@stategrowth.tas.gov.au