Published: Jun 22, 2023

Bringing the Mob home safely

Did you know Aboriginal people are twice as likely to die or be injured in a crash compared to non-Aboriginal people? We’re committed to making our roads safer for Aboriginal communities in NSW.

Aboriginal woman securing her child in a car seat.

Our 2026 Road Safety Action Plan has activities to address this over-representation. Community engagement and educational programs for disadvantaged communities helps to raise awareness and understanding of road safety and the road rules.

Collaboration is key! Our approach includes a range of perspectives, skills and community engagement capabilities to improve Aboriginal road safety in NSW.

Our collaborative activities include:

  • Community information days for disadvantaged families to use, install and access correct child car seats
  • Developing community advocates for road safety through a funding partnership with the AFL NSW/ACT Aboriginal Youth Leadership program.
  • Helmet exchange - swapping an old helmet for a new helmet instead of getting a fine.
  • Bicycle and scooter safety engagement to provide awareness and education.
  • Community activations at local events such as the NSW Koori Knockout Rugby League competition, NAIDOC Week and Yabun festival.
  • Community Road Safety Grants available to community groups and charity/not-for-profit organisations to improve road safety in their local community.
  • Support to access driver licence education, supervision and mentorship.
  • Promotion of road safety through sport as an incentive to target a community of interest.

Watch - Indigenous Youth Leadership Program in action

Watch - Be safe on our roads and bring the mob home safely

We all have a role to play! Here are some practical steps that you can take to make sure you and others stay safe on our roads:

  • Put the mobile phone away somewhere it can't be used or seen.
  • Keep to the speed limit and drive to the conditions.
  • Have a Plan B to get home safely.
  • Be well rested and avoid driving tired.