Road Safety

This dashboard benchmarks the performance of the Commonwealth Government’s National Road Safety Strategy (NRSS) 2021-2030.

Data is sourced from the Bureau of Infrastructure and Transport Research Economics (BITRE).

Last updated February 2024
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National total road deaths

(as at end January 2024)

The AAA tracks five targets from the Commonwealth Government’s National Road Safety Strategy (NRSS) 2021-2030.

The NRSS aims to reduce road deaths by 50 per cent and serious injuries by 30 per cent by 2030, compared to the baseline, which is the average of road deaths between 2018 and 2020. This forms part of the broader 2050 Vision Zero target of zero deaths and serious injuries by 2050.

The NRSS also aims to, by 2030, achieve zero deaths of children aged seven years and under, zero deaths in city CBD areas and zero deaths on all national highways and on high-speed roads covering 80 per cent of travel across the network.

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State progress towards target reduction

(as at end January 2024)

Whilst the NRSS has no specific target reductions for individual states/territories the progress of jurisdictions in achieving a 50 per cent reduction in road deaths by 2030 is measured in-line with the headline NRSS target. The progress of individual jurisdictions in reaching zero deaths by 2050 is also measured in-line with 2050 Vision Zero.

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State total road deaths

(as at end January 2024)

The NRSS targets an approximate reduction in the national fatality rate per capita to less than 2 road deaths per 100,000 population. The data indicate Australia is not on track to achieve this target.

Fatality rates among individual states and territories are useful in determining priority areas.

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National road deaths by road user

(as at end January 2024)

Whilst the NRSS has no specific target reductions for individual road user group the progress of road user groups in achieving a 50 per cent reduction in road deaths by 2030 is measured in-line with the headline NRSS target. The progress of individual road user groups in reaching zero deaths by 2050 is also measured in-line with 2050 Vision Zero.

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Report archive

28 January 2024

NRSS Benchmarking Report – Quarter 4, 2023

There were 1,266 road deaths in Australia in the 12 months to December 2023.

29 October 2023

NRSS Benchmarking Report – Quarter 3, 2023

There were 1,240 road deaths in Australia in the 12 months to September 2023.

24 July 2023

NRSS Benchmarking Report – Quarter 2, 2023

There were 1,205 road deaths in Australia in the 12 months to June 2023.

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