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Find a National Road Safety Week event happening in your area!


Remember the 1200 Everywhere 12pm Sunday 5th May Pause for a minute at 12pm to remember those we have lost
Your Road Safety Pledge RACT branches, Service Tasmania outlets, Hobart Airport arrivals Monday 6th May Pledge posters with QR codes linking to the Road Safety Pledge will be available in a range of locations across the state – Pledge online today to make a difference on the roads
Yellow Ribbons RACT branches, Service Tasmania outlets Monday 6th May – Friday 10th May Yellow ribbons to commemorate National Road Safety Week will be available from RACT and Service Tasmania.
Bus Advertising North-West, North, South May 2024 Keep an eye out for 10 buses across the network state-wide that feature National Road Safety Week artwork – send us a photo on Facebook if you see one!


Lighting Up Yellow Burnie Makers Centre, Devonport Goliath Silos Saturday 4th May to Sunday 12th May See well known Tasmanian landmarks lit up in yellow – the official colour of National Road Safety Week!
Yellow Ribbon
Road Safety Round
Ulverstone Saturday 11th May – 12.20pm Get along to the NWFL Real Mates Colts league game at Ulverstone Football Club! Ulverstone will verse Wynyard, with players wearing yellow footy socks, goal posts will be wrapped in yellow, and National Road Safety Week activities will be happening!
National Road Safety
Week activities
Circular Head Council From Monday 6th May
  • Two VMS boards will change messages daily during the week.
  • The Celebration Tree will be lit up yellow during the week.
  • Information will be promoted on Council’s website and social media pages.
  • Promote road safety week by wearing yellow ribbons and clothes at Council during road safety week.


Lighting Up Yellow Ritchie’s Mill Launceston, Town Hall Launceston Saturday 4th May to Sunday 12th May See well known Tasmanian landmarks lit up in yellow – the official colour of National Road Safety Week!
AFL National Road Safety Round UTAS Stadium Saturday 11th May – 1.45pm Get tickets for the Hawthorn vs St Kilda match and be sure to check out the Bicycle Network’s pop-up activation ‘Swapping Seats’ whilst at the grounds.
George Town Council Pledge
to Drive so others Survive
George Town From Sunday 5th May An Information stall and pledge signing opportunity by George Town Council at Monthly Classic Cars and Coffee event.

Council will display on all Council vehicles with yellow ribbons and larger banners featuring the yellow ribbon symbol on Macquarie Street throughout National Road Safety Week.

Paint the Town Yellow Launceston City Council From Sunday 5th May Flagtrax banners in central Launceston

Initiatives include yellow ribbons, stickers, illuminating town hall in yellow, Council pledge, social media, and media campaigns.

Signage symbolises Launceston’s commitment to safe driving, supported by Mayor Garwood and Peter Fraser.

Community education through Council fleet breakfast BBQ, bike network liaison, and forums in collaboration with up to ten community organizations.

Road safety centre planned for reopening in late 2024 to serve as an education space.

Anti-hooning initiatives to be developed based on community feedback, prioritised in 2023 survey.

Picnic at Longford Road
Safety Park and Velodrome
Northern Midlands Council


Saturday 11th May The Longford Road Safety Park event will bring together families for a morning of fun and awareness. Highlights include:

• Special Guest Speaker delivering an inspiring talk on road safety.

• Official inauguration by Mayor Mary Knowles.

• Close-up exploration of police and paramedic vehicles, emphasising their roles in road safety.

• Ride around the safety park course, learning about traffic rules and road sense, with participants receiving a goodie bag including a hi-vis vest upon completion.

• Fun fact sheets and quizzes, rewarding correct answers with prizes.

• Yellow tree lighting ceremony at the Village Green, symbolizing support for National Road Safety Week.


Lighting Up Yellow Hobart region Saturday 4th May to
Sunday 12th May
See well known Tasmanian landmarks lit up in yellow – the official colour of National Road Safety Week!

Landmarks include: Tasmania Police HQ (Hobart), Bridge of Remembrance, Bellerive Police Station, Kingborough Council Chambers, Kingborough Community Hub, RACT House, Wrest Point, Mystate Bank Arena, Tasman Bridge, Cardinal Lights (Mawson Place), Aquatic Centre, Elizabeth Street Mall, Franklin Square, Kennedy Lane, Rose Garden Bridge

TAC’s Graham sculpture Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery May – August 2024 Graham, a lifelike sculpture depicting what humans might look like if they were built to survive crashes on our roads, will be in TMAG for a three-month stay.
Look Up and Smile Hobart City Council From Monday 6th May Encourage pedestrians to prioritise safety by looking up and around, smiling at each other, reminiscent of pre-mobile phone interactions.


  • Digital signage across the city.
  • Social media digital advertising.
  • Distribution of yellow cupcakes at key city locations, prompting pedestrians to pause, eat, and reflect on their safety while walking.
NRSW Events and activities Huon Valley Council From Monday 6th May Huon Valley Council worked with their local tyre dealers & Police too:

  • Vehicle safety checks
  • BBQ with information bags in our community garden – Main Street Huonville.
  • Gift packs for our 5 towns to the persons that watch and share our Facebook posts.
  • Combined advertisement with Businesses, Police & Council in our local Huon News.
Keeping Kempton Safe Southern Midlands Council Wednesday 8th May Hosting a multi-agency event including Tas Police, Roads and Transport, Parks and Wildlife and SES in Kempton, which is the highest accident location in the Southern Midlands municipality.

The community can voluntarily stop and have their vehicles checked for road worthiness and have vehicles, trailers and caravans weighed.

The respective agencies will also provide information on how they help the community in relation to road safety and responding to incidents on our roads.

Council also running a BBQ with cold drinks and hired a coffee van.

Road Safety Week
Friendly Cricket Play Off
Tasman Council Saturday 11th May Premaydena Cricket Club, Nubeena Cricket Club, and local emergency services will host a friendly 20/20 cricket match promoting road safety during National Road Safety Week.

  • Teams will be randomly drawn from players of both clubs and emergency services.
  • Nubeena Recreation Ground will be decorated with yellow car ribbons for road safety awareness.
  • Attendees receive goody bags with road safety week information, items purchased through the National Road Safety Week website.
  • A Player of the Match will be awarded
  • BBQ and community gathering post-match provided a platform for socialising and further road safety discussions.
  • Road safety statistics, facts, and helpful hints displayed on a board for attendees’ reference.
Take Care and Be Aware
on Rural Roads
Kingborough Council Sunday 12th May Pop up Road Safety Stall at Channel Court Shopping Centre run by members of the Kingborough Community Safety Committee.

  • Displaying Road Safety Week Banners, Posters, Road Safety pamphlets targeting driver safety on rural roads – Wildlife, narrow roads, unsealed surfaces.
  • Targeted messages such as “Leave Sooner, Drive Slower, Live Longer” or “Fast Drive Could Be Last Drive” and “Watch out for Wildlife – Slow down dusk to dawn”.


Let’s Be Road Safe
in Break O’Day
Break O’Day Council Monday 13th May Mentors-Learner Driver Program and community members will participate in a training session conducted by Kim Smith. Participants received a USB containing various informational resources.


High school students and teachers will receive information on obtaining a Learner’s Licence, accessing support from the Library and Driver Mentoring personnel, and completing the 80 hours of practical driving for their Provisional Licence.