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: Join us for a workplace road safety event on 27 June
    Join us for a workplace road safety even… Monday, 22 May 2017 On Tuesday, 27 June, WALGA’s RoadWise will host a workplace road safety event for Lo… Read More …
  • Img: Child Car Restraint Update - May 2017
    Child Car Restraint Update - May 2017 Tuesday, 16 May 2017 The issue of incorrectly fitted harnesses is one of the most common corrections note… Read More …
  • Img: Safety Improvements on Dampier Highway
    Safety Improvements on Dampier Highway Tuesday, 16 May 2017 The City of Karratha has been working to improve safety for pedestrians crossing Dam… Read More …
  • Img: Turn It Off, Bag It Up! Will You Take the Pledge?
    Turn It Off, Bag It Up! Will You Take th… Tuesday, 16 May 2017 Carnarvon RoadWise Committee was at the Twilight Markets last month to raise awarene… Read More …
  • Img: Driver Reviver Operations Help Combat Fatigue
    Driver Reviver Operations Help Combat Fa… Tuesday, 16 May 2017 Volunteers from the Broome Men’s Shed and the City of Wanneroo RoadWise Working Grou… Read More …

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