Centre for Road Safety

Children and bike program supervisors pose with their Aboriginal motif helmets, showing how they should sit two fingers above the eyebrows.

Transport for NSW draws on the expertise of Aboriginal teams to deliver safety programs to Aboriginal communities across the state.

We also promote road safety initiatives, including our Safety Town online resource for schools and families, the Child Car Seats website, and the Speed Advisor app to help drivers stick to the speed limit.

Bike safety

We target townships with high rates of bike use to promote safe bicycle riding among Aboriginal youth. We help deliver Australian Standard helmets to the community and raise awareness of the road rules, safe places to ride, the dangers of not wearing a helmet and the importance of bike maintenance.

Child car seats

We raise awareness in Aboriginal community health services about the safety benefits of correctly fitting and using child car seats. The program also increases the number of staff at Aboriginal community health services and carers that are able to correctly fit child car seats. Child car seats are also made available to community members who need financial assistance.

NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout

With Aboriginal Australians over-represented in NSW crash statistics, targeted road safety messages form an important part of the Koori Knockout weekend.

Each year, our road safety teams promote road safety messages and the Plan B campaign reminding visitors that if you are planning to have a few drinks, it's best to leave the car at home.

Other events

Transport for NSW is also a big supporter of NAIDOC and Yabun, which we realise are major events on the Aboriginal calendar and provide an ideal opportunity to engage with the Aboriginal community to discuss and promote road safety and driver licensing.