Safety Statistics

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.

Road deaths by main road user group during 12 months

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.


Last Updated: 16 October, 2019