Safety Statistics

Road Safety Statistics

Latest Australian road deaths data:

  • Deaths:
    • There was a total of 90 road deaths during the month of December 2020. The current figure is 17.6 per cent lower than the average for December over the previous five years.
    • During the 12 months ended December 2020, there were 1,106 road deaths. This is a reduction of 6.7 per cent from the 12-month period ending December 2019.
    • Presently, the rate of annual deaths per 100,000 population stands at 4.3. This is a 7.9 per cent reduction compared to the rate for the 12-month period ending December 2019.
  • Hospitalised Injuries:
    • Latest available data is for the 12 months period ended June 2018. In 2017-18, there were 39,404 people admitted to hospital with road crash injuries. The annual rate of admission per 100,000 population was 156.5. See Hospitalised Injury tables for more detail.
  • Monthly Road Deaths Dashboard
    Monthly Generic Dashboard
  • Road Deaths Australia Monthly Bulletin
    This bulletin contains monthly summaries and current counts of Australian fatal road crashes.
  • Australian Road Deaths Database
    The Australian Road Deaths Database provides basic details of road transport crash fatalities in Australia.
  • Road deaths data are preliminary and subject to revision by jurisdictions.

Other Road Safety Dashboards

Regular Road Safety Publications

Statistical alerts for recent OECD road safety reports are available here.

External links to OECD and Australian state and territory road safety data are available here.

Office of Road Safety and National Road Safety Strategy

The National Road Safety Strategy sets out nationally agreed objectives, targets and priorities for road safety improvement in Australia. More information including NRSS statistical indicators are available at

The Office of Road Safety was established on 1 July 2019 to provide greater leadership and coordination of road safety efforts at a national level.


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