Community Road Safety Grants Program

 Our Community Road Safety Grants Program provides up to $1.5 million in funding for community road safety education programs to help Victoria on its journey Towards Zero.

Making change at a community level

We know localised community action is pivotal in reducing the number of lives lost and serious injuries on our roads. 

This grant program aims to prevent and reduce these harms by providing funding for community road safety education programs that influence road users to become aware, understand and make safe decisions.

What funding is available?

We have several programs available as part of this grant program. Each program has allocated funding amounts, read our Community Road Safety Grants Program 2020/2021 Program Guidelines [PDF 2.7Mb]  and  Community Road Safety Grants Program 2020/2021 Program Guidelines DOCX 1.1Mb] for more details. 

Community Grants Program Guidelines 2020/2021

Programs include:

Safer Pedestrians:

  • Safe to School
  • Safer Scooter, Wiser Wheelchair
  • Motorised Mobility Devices
  • Wise Walker, Wiser Traveller

Safer Drivers & Passengers:

  • Fatigue Presentation
  • Fleet Safety, Safer Driver Policy
  • Looking After Our Mates
  • Road Safety for New Arrivals
  • Safe Drive
  • Wiser Driver

Safer Cyclists:

  • Bike Ed Training 
  • Bike Ed Challenge
  • Maintenance and Equipment for Bike Ed Bikes and Trailers  

Road Signage:

  • Banners
  • Speed Advisory Messages/Variable Message Signs
  • Mobile Billboards

Local Road Safety Interventions

  • Safer Cyclists Intervention
  • Safer Drivers and Passengers Intervention
  • Safer Motorcyclists Intervention
  • Safer Pedestrians Intervention

Who can apply?

To be funded under our Community Road Safety Grant Program, you must represent an organisation that is:
  • incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) or the Associations Incorporations Reform Act 2012 (Vic) and have a current Australian Business Number (ABN) (or have proof you have applied for one) that is not for a commercial entity or individuals; or
  • a Local Government Authority.

If your organisation does not meet the above criteria you must nominate an eligible auspice organisation to apply for a grant. Auspice organisations must meet the above criteria; and can include local councils.

How to apply

Applications for the 2020/2021 grant round have now closed.

Successful applicants will be notified by June 2020. 

Details of future grant rounds will be available here when announced.


2019/2020 Standard Program grants funding outcomes

This grants program distributed approximately $1.3 million across the state to implement targeted local road safety programs in 2019/2020.


Category Budget Allocations
Safer Pedestrians $176,771.00
Safer Drivers & Passengers $585,547.00
Safer Cyclists $191,295.00
Safer Motorcyclists $59,302.00
Road Side Banners & Signs $164,862.00
Community Road Safety Interventions $113,704.49
TOTAL $1,291,481.49

Funded Applicants

Arabic Welfare Inc
Australia Nepal Public Link Inc
Banyule City Council
Bass Coast Community Road Safety Committee
Bike Bendigo
Castlemaine North Primary School
Central Murray Community Road Safety Council
City of Boroondara
City of Kingston
City of Port Phillip
City of Stonnington
City of Whittlesea
Colac Community Road Safety Council
Community Roadsafe Mildura Inc
Elwood Community Playgroup Inc
Geelong Ethnic Communities Council T/A DIVERSITAT
Greythorn Early Childhood Centre
Hindmarsh Shire Council
Holmesglen Institute
Hume City Council
Janeway Pty Ltd
Kidsafe Victoria
Kiwanis Club of Geelong
Knox City Council
Latrobe City Council - Infrastructure & Recreation
Lions Club of Corio Norlane Inc
Melton City Council
MiCare Ltd
Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne)
Migrant Resource Centre North West Inc
Mount Evelyn Primary School
Moyne Shire Council
North West Grampians Lions Branch of the Lions Club of Horsham
RoadSafe Central Highlands Inc
Roadsafe Central Victoria
RoadSafe Eastern Metro
RoadSafe Gippsland
RoadSafe Metropolitan North Eastern Incorporated
Roadsafe North East
RoadSafe South East
RoadSafe Westgate Community Road Safety Council Inc
Rotary Club of Frankston Peninsula 2.0 Inc
South Sudanese Community Wyndham Association Inc.
St Anthony’s School
Surf Coast Shire Council
The South Kingsville Community Centre Inc
Victorian Blue Light Youth Camp Inc.
Warrnambool City Council
Warrnambool Maori Multiculture Club inc
Wellington Shire Council
Wellsprings for Women
Whitehorse City Council
Whittlesea Community Connections
Yarriambiack Shire Council

Contact us

For more information, contact your local VicRoads Community Road Safety Coordinator.

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