Safety Statistics

Road Safety Statistics

Latest Australian road deaths data:

  • There was a total of 86 road deaths during the month of May 2020. The current figure is 15.4 per cent lower than the average for May over the previous five years.
  • Comparing the two months April and May in 2020 with the previous five years, deaths in ages between 26 and 64 years increased by 11%. In the younger ages (0-25) deaths decreased by 47% and in the 65+ age groups, deaths decreased by 56%.
  • The same comparison of deaths by road user type shows the greatest reduction occurred in  passenger deaths (-38%). Driver deaths (-21%) also decreased as did pedestrian deaths (21%) and deaths of motorcyclists (5%). In contrast, deaths of pedal cyclists increased by 162%.
  • Road deaths data are preliminary and subject to revision by jurisdictions.
  • 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.

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.


Related Links