Being an Effective Community Road Safety Group

Road safety projects are great ways to create positive change within your community. Conducting a successful project requires a good plan, with a clear idea of what it aims to achieve.  Before starting a project, think about what you would like to achieve from the project, who needs to be involved and talk with community members about how best to achieve those outcomes.


Grants can be provided by Federal, State and Local governments, private businesses, trusts, foundations or philanthropic organisations. Grants are a great way to gain support for projects. Grant providers often use an application process where grant seekers fill in a form and attach documents to formally request a grant. This is often required for probity reasons, which assists the grant provider to demonstrate what they are spending money on.

Some good online grant search websites include:

  • GRANTassist – this is a place for information about South Australian Government grants for communities, clubs and individuals.
  • South Australian local councils - a variety of grants are available through local councils. Contact them direct for more information.
  • GrantsLINK - this federal government directory has information on Federal, State and Local Government funding.
  • The Funding Centre - this site is provided by and provides a comprehensive listing of grants from around Australia and internationally. For a small fee you can subscribe to get access to the Funding Centre newsletter and database, or you could ask your local library if they have a subscription you could use.

The Funding Centre provides information to assist you to develop a grant application:

Administration Grant

Active Community Road Safety groups are offered a $500 Administration Grant each year to assist with costs such as postage, printing and reimbursement of phone calls etc.

Each year Groups are contacted and provided details of how to apply.


Active Community Road Safety Groups are offered Accident and Health Insurance (accident cover for volunteers) and Public- Liability Insurance annually.


Good governance helps your group function well.

If your group is considering becoming an Incorporated Association the Consumer and Business Services website has plenty of helpful information, templates and forms that your group can access.

Latest news


Safety label reminder for electric and hybrid vehicle owners

27 Jul 2020

As the popularity of electric and hybrid vehicles grows, DPTI reminds potential traders and buyers of the requirement to fix a safety label onto their numberplates.


Advice available if you are worried about someone’s driving

23 Jun 2020

Friends and family members who are worried about someone’s fitness to drive can now access an online resource to support them with advice on what to do.

News archive

Road safety works


McIntyre Road night works

17 Feb 2020

Works to improve ride quality will be undertaken on McIntyre Road between The Golden Way and Wright Road, commencing each night from 7pm, Tuesday, 18 February to 6am, Friday, 6 March, weather permitting.


11.6km of South Eastern Freeway to be resurfaced

04 Feb 2020

The South Australian Government is delivering $7.39 million worth of essential resurfacing works to five sections of the South Eastern Freeway between Mount Barker and Callington, with night works beginning this week.

Road safety works archive


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