National Road Safety Strategy

The National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2020 represents the commitment of federal, state and territory governments to an agreed set of national goals, objectives and action priorities; setting out a path for action to reduce fatal and serious injury crashes on Australian roads.

The 2017 Implementation Status Report PDF: 602 KB ReadSpeaker, detailing progress on the strategy and supporting Action Plan for 2015–2017, was endorsed by the Transport and Infrastructure Council on 10 November 2017.

Inquiry into the National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2020

On 8 September 2017 the Australian Government announced the commencement of an inquiry into the National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2020.

Please send submissions to

  • Terms of Reference PDF: 185 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Submissions to the Inquiry into the National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2020

An extension has been provided for the Closing Date for Submissions. The Closing Date is now 2 March 2018 at 5:00pm ACT time.

Roadside drug testing

A national scoping study PDF: 2256 KB ReadSpeaker into roadside drug testing across Australia has been completed. The researchers noted that overall, Australia has the most intensive roadside drug testing program in the world, with roadside oral fluid testing introduced in Australia a decade or more before any other jurisdiction internationally. Consultation indicated that Australian states and territories are interested in moving forward to: develop a deterrence model; improve testing technology, particularly to reduce the time taken at the roadside for sample collection and analysis; and to develop an evidentiary roadside test with no further lab testing required.