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.

Report of the National Drug Driving Working Group

In November 2017, the Transport and Infrastructure Council agreed to the formation of a cross-jurisdictional National Drug Driving Working Group to progress the development of best practice approaches to roadside drug testing in Australia. This action aligns with Priority 5 of the National Road Safety Action Plan 2018-2020 a commitment made by federal, state and territory governments to mitigate drug driving and meet targets for road trauma reduction contained in the National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020.

The National Drug Driving Working Group’s report Australia’s Second Generational Approach to Roadside Drug Testing was endorsed by the Transport and Infrastructure Senior Officials’ Committee in October 2018. The report found that Australia is the world leader in drug driving enforcement and deterrence. The report considers strategies to guide our future approach to reducing drug driving on Australian roads and proposes recommendations for jurisdictions to consider in working towards a national best practice model of roadside drug testing and general deterrence.

The full report is available here: PDF: 650 KB

Inquiry into the National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2020

The Australian Government initiated an Inquiry into the National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 (NRSS) in 2017. On 12 September 2018 the National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 (NRSS) Inquiry panel provided its report to the Australian Government at Parliament House.

  • The full report is available here: PDF: 2094 KB ReadSpeaker
  • A summary of the NRSS Inquiry report and recommendations is here: PDF: 1095 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Further information about the Inquiry, including terms of reference and submissions