Welcome to RoadWise

As owners of an extensive road network, Local Governments have an important role to play in road safety. Collectively, Local Governments manage 88% of the WA road network where almost two thirds of serious crashes occur. Local Governments are therefore in a position to significantly influence road safety outcomes.

WALGA’s RoadWise Program, founded in 1994, is the Local Government and Community Road Safety Program for Western Australia.

The aim of the Program is to engage Local Governments and communities in actions that support and contribute to the implementation of Towards Zero, the road safety strategy for WA 2008-2020. To achieve this aim, the Program supports Local Governments, community groups, local businesses and individuals to become involved in the community road safety network across Western Australia.

A team of regional and metropolitan based RoadWise staff assist members of the statewide community road safety network by promoting participation and community ownership; facilitating opportunities for local road safety leadership; supporting local road safety committees; providing access to resources and training; and sharing information, which all contribute to building the capacity of the network to make an effective contribution to preventing or reducing death or serious injury in Western Australia.

The RoadWise Program is supported by Local Governments and funded by the State Government through the Road Trauma Trust Account (speed and red light camera fines) and the State Road Funds to Local Government Agreement (sourced from WA vehicle licensing fees).

WALGA’s RoadWise receives funding from the Road Trauma Trust Account, operated by the Road Safety Commission and approved by the Minister.

Latest News

  • Img: Road Ribbon for Road Safety 2017
    Road Ribbon for Road Safety 2017 Wednesday, 13 September 2017 Road Ribbon for Road Safety® 2017 campaign material is now available for download. Read More …
  • Img: WA Driver Reviver Success
    WA Driver Reviver Success Thursday, 14 September 2017 WA Driver Reviver sites have had a successful 2016-17! Read More …
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    WALGA's RoadWise Achievements Report 201… Thursday, 31 August 2017 Each year, WALGA's RoadWise produces an Achievements Report which highlights some of… Read More …
  • Img: New safe speeds project to help prevent death and serious injury on Halls Creek roads
    New safe speeds project to help prevent … Tuesday, 22 August 2017 The Shire of Halls Creek will target local travel speeds as part of a year-long proj… Read More …
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    'Vehicle Has Been Reported' Sticker… Monday, 21 August 2017 RoadWise committees are often encouraged to share their ingenuity to improve road sa… Read More …

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