Safety Statistics

Road Safety Statistics

The latest Australian road fatality data (May 2019) shows that:

  • During calendar 2018 there were 1,140 road deaths (provisional).
  • For 2019, there have been 546 deaths (provisional). This is 64 deaths (13.3%) higher than the same period last year.

    Road deaths by main road user group during 12 months

National statistics on fatal road crashes are updated each month in the online Australian Road Deaths Database, and in the Road Deaths Australia monthly bulletins.

BITRE has added location-related fields (ABS Remoteness Area, Local government area, road type based on PSMA Transport Hierarchy, table 15, and ABS SA4 name based on the Australian Statistical Geography Standard) for crashes since 1 January 2015. Back series for these new fields are not available for all jurisdictions.

Regular Road Safety Publications

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

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.