Centre for Road Safety

Driver fatigue is one of the three big killers on NSW roads.

Where to take a break

Our online map of Driver Reviver sites shows where you can take a break from driving and enjoy some complimentary refreshments. The Driver Reviver program operates throughout Australia during school/university holidays and over long weekends to reduce fatigue-related crashes on our roads.

Top 10 facts

  1. About 80 Driver Reviver sites operate in NSW.
  2. Driver Reviver is sponsored by Bushells Tea and Arnotts Biscuits, which provide free tea, coffee and biscuits. 
  3. Driver Reviver sites offer toilet facilities, shade, seating and water.  Some offer ‘extras’ such as entertainment (radio, kids’ games), baby change tables, pet bowls.
  4. Operating days/times vary between sites. Some open 24 hours over the whole holiday period, some operate 9am-5pm and others operate at peak arrival times or at the start and end of the holiday period.  
  5. Road signs show when you’re approaching a Driver Reviver site, but to help drivers plan ahead, our online map of Driver Reviver sites shows their location within NSW. A list of sites and operating times is also available two weeks before each holiday period.   
  6. About 1.1 million people stop at Driver Reviver sites across Australia each year.
  7. Up to 1.7 million cuppas and 1.3 million snacks are consumed each year.
  8. The Driver Reviver program started in 1986 with a handful of sites.
  9. Community groups including Lions, SES and volunteer rescue (VRA) run individual Driver Reviver sites.
  10. There are currently more than 5000 Driver Reviver volunteers from all ages and backgrounds who provide a warm welcome and information on other places to stop, plus places of interest.

Volunteering at a Driver Reviver is worthwhile, fun and can help you meet people from around Australia and overseas.  If you’d like to help out, select Volunteers on the Driver Reviver website.


Community Driver Reviver sites only operate during holiday periods. The Roads and Maritime website has rest area maps to help you find places to revive, as well as other safe stopping locations including country towns, scenic points, service centres, petrol stations and parks.

NSW Volunteer Rescue Association NSW State Emergency Service Lions International Bushells