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Making our roads safer for everyone

We demonstrate our commitment to road safety through our support and commitment to the NSW Local Government Road Safety Program.
This funding partnership with the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) helps link state and local road safety priorities, identifies local road safety issues and contributes to future planning strategies to make our city's roads safer.
We work closely with other Council divisions, RMS, NSW Police, Schools, Shellharbour and Kiama Councils and the community to help resolve road safety issues and plan for a safer environment for all road users.

National Road Safety Week 2019

National Road Safety Week runs from 6-12 May 2019. Road Safety Week encourages all of us to lead the way and drive so others survive.
It also coincides with the Fifth United Nations Global Road Safety Week, which reminds people to Save Lives - #SpeakUp.
Every year, more than 1200 people are killed and another 35,000 seriously injured on Australian roads. Traffic injury is the biggest killer of Australian children under 15 and the second-biggest killer of all Australians aged between 15 and 24. These numbers are growing every year, but are fully preventable.

Take the Pledge

Take the Pledge to Drive So Others Survive on the National Road Safety Week 2019 website.

Schools and Children 

With more than 80 schools in the Wollongong local government area, we recognise the priority of road safety around schools. Council works closely with peak organisations and individual schools to raise awareness about road safety.
Initiatives include: 
  • Investigation of road safety issues utilising a joint approach, including liaising with the City of Wollongong Traffic Committee as required.
  • Working closely with local police and rangers through education and enforcement around school zones.
  • Implementing a rotational school fence banner programs to remind parents / drivers of the road rules within school zones
  • Developing resources to support schools in dealing with road safety
  • Regular communication with schools regarding resources and programs available.
Download the Keep our children safe flyer [1.2MB] for use in newsletters and websites to assist in addressing road safety issues at your school.
Download the new Road safety school newsletter articles [5.5 MB] a series of 14 short, illustrated articles each with a different road safety theme. The articles are designed to complement the ‘Keep our children safe’ flyer also for use in newsletters and websites.


Learn Safe Workshops - Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers 

Supervisors of Learner drivers are encouraged to attend these workshops to increase their knowledge and confidence in helping their learner become a safer driver. Accompanied Learners are also welcome.

This workshop provides practical advice about:
  • Supervising a learner driver
  • The Learner Driver Log Book
  • L & P plate licence regulations
  • How to encourage safe driving behaviours.

A light supper will be provided.

Workshops are held at Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama Councils - no costs involved.  

For upcoming Learn Safe dates, check out the brochure.

Learner Log Book Run

Learner Log Book Runs are about giving L-platers the chance to brush up their driving skills and complete the compulsory 120 hours driving experience needed to get their Provisional license. Learners and their supervisors drive a planned run through a mix of driving experiences which includes a Random Breath Test and Driver Reviver fatigue stop.

The Learner Log Book Run is a joint initiative between Council, PCYC and the NSW Police. A minimum of 40-hours driving experience is recommended and there are no costs involved for participants.
See our Learner Log Book Run 2018 2019.pdfLearner Log Book Run 2018 2019.pdf for details of our current programs. For details of our current programs.

Child Restraints

Child restraints provide excellent protection for children involved in crashes.

Make the safest choice, See the Centre for Road Safety for information on choosing correct car seats, laws and correct fitting.

Traffic Committee

Our Traffic Committee meets monthly to consider traffic issues. It consists of representatives of Council, the RMS, police, public transport and the community. If you wish to raise a matter contact the committee directly.

Related Documents

Authorised Restraint Fitting Stations June 2014.pdfAuthorised Restraint Fitting Stations June 2014650 KB
Road Safety Issue or Concern Form.pdfRoad Safety Issue or Concern Form42 KB
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