Road Safety Statistics
The latest Australian road deaths data (September 2019, preliminary) shows that:
- There were 91 road deaths in September 2019. This was 6.6 per cent lower than the average for September over the previous five years.
- There have been 914 deaths in 2019. This is 50 deaths (+5.8%) more than the same period in 2018.
- In the 12 months ended September 2019 there were 1,185 road deaths.
- During calendar 2018 there were 1,135 road deaths, 7 per cent lower than in 2017.
- Data are published on or around the 14th of the month in the Road Deaths Australia monthly bulletin, Australian Road Deaths Database, and the interactive Monthly road deaths dashboard.
- Road deaths data are preliminary and subject to revision by jurisdictions.
Road Safety Dashboards
- Australia Random breath testing in 2018
This dashboard presents annual counts of random breath tests in Australia, proportion of positive results, and where available, the number of annual road deaths involving one or more drivers with an illegal blood alcohol concentration (BAC).
- Australia Roadside drug testing in 2018
This dashboard presents annual counts of roadside drug tests in Australia, proportion of positive results, and where available, the number of annual road deaths involving an illegal drug.
- Vision Zero—years with zero road crash fatalities
These Vision Zero maps by Local Government Area or Statistical Area level 3 present locations with zero deaths and number of years with zero deaths for years 2008 to 2017.
- Australian Road Deaths during the Christmas Period
- Australian Road Deaths during the Easter Period
Regular Road Safety Publications
This bulletin contains monthly summaries and current counts of Australian fatal road crashes.
This bulletin contains annual summaries and current counts of Australian fatal road crashes.
Quarterly statistical summaries of fatal heavy vehicle crashes
This bulletin contains annual summaries and current counts of Australian fatal road crashes involving heavy vehicles.
This report presents summaries of fatalities and fatality rates for Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) nations and Australian states and territories.
This Excel sheet provides summary traffic hospitalised injury series. These series are produced by the National Injury Surveillance Unit at Flinders University under an agreement with the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
This Excel sheet provides summary tables of severe injury cases (ISS>12) for Australia added to the Australia New Zealand Trauma Registry. These tables are produced under the joint funding agreement between the Department of Health and the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development.
Occasional Road Safety Publications
- Location and other risk factors in crashes
- Modelling Road Safety in Australian States and Territories
- Motorcycling Safety
- Light commercial vehicle safety
- Developing national road safety indicators for injury
- Heavy truck safety: crash analysis and trends
- Australian cycling safety,
- Pedestrians and road safety,
- The impact of airbags and electronic stability control on Australian light vehicle fatalities,
- Impact of road trauma and measures to improve outcomes,
- Road safety of older Australians,
- Young adult road safety,
- Child pedestrian safety.
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 roadsafety.gov.au.
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.