Road Safety Expert – Expression of Interest

Expressions of interest are sought for the part-time position of Road Safety Expert member of the Road Safety Advisory Council.  This position if for three years and is a Ministerial appointment.

To submit an expression of interest, please send a covering letter, claims addressing each of the selection criteria (below), curriculum vitae and the names of two referees to:

Mr Craig Hoey, Manager Road Safety
Department of State Growth
GPO Box 536
Hobart, 7000

or via email to

Submissions close at COB on Friday 25 August 2023.

The Road Safety Advisory Council recommends and reports on road safety issues to the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.  The Council’s vision is to work towards a zero road toll and to reduce death and serious injuries on Tasmania’s roads.

The Road Safety Advisory Council provides leadership in developing the Government’s road safety policy agenda; provides recommendations on initiatives under the Tasmanian Road Safety Strategy 2017 – 2026 and Towards Zero Action Plan 2020 – 2024; raises the profile of road safety in Tasmania and influences road user behaviour through developing, implementing and monitoring integrated public education, enforcement and community engagement programs; makes recommendations to the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport and oversees expenditure of the road safety levy.  In doing this, the Council oversees the development and implementation of policy, public education and strategies to reduce death and serious injuries on Tasmania’s roads.

The Road Safety Expert’s role will be to provide authoritative advice on best practice in road safety policy development.

As the Road Safety Expert you will:

  • demonstrate detailed knowledge of contemporary principles in road safety, nationally and internationally;
  • have high level expertise in road safety research, crash data analysis and crash reduction measures and evaluation;
  • demonstrate detailed knowledge of the safe system approach;
  • have an understanding and a strong commitment to improving road safety and reducing road trauma;
  • be committed to promoting corporate and community awareness of road safety issues to affect behavioural change; and
  • be committed to an evidence-based approach to road safety based on the principles in the Road Safety Advisory Council’s Terms of Reference.

The Road Safety Expert will attend meetings of the Council on a quarterly basis.  There may be additional duties outside meetings.  A fee will be provided to cover travel expenses, attendance at meetings and for out of session advice.

Enquiries should be directed to Mr Craig Hoey, phone (03) 6166 3249 or email