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


Action to refuse registration of cars with critical defective Takata airbags expanded

06 Jan 2021

Additional vehicles registered in South Australia have now been identified as having been fitted with a “critical” Takata airbag, and will be refused registration to ensure the safety of all road users.


REMINDER: Temporary closure of intersection of South Road and Regency Road for bridge move

30 Dec 2020

As part of the Regency Road to Pym Street Project there will be a temporary partial closure of the South Road and Regency Road intersection from 5am Monday, 4 January, to 5am Monday, 11 January, weather permitting.

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Road safety works


Final asphalt for Darlington Upgrade Project

07 Nov 2020

As part of the Darlington Upgrade Project, night and weekend works will be undertaken in the lowered motorway and on South Road to install the final layer of asphalt and line marking.


Heysen Tunnels maintenance works

06 Oct 2020

Motorists are advised of upcoming partial closures of the Heysen Tunnels to allow for essential safety maintenance works.

Road safety works archive


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