The difference you'll make

Shine a Light on Road Safety is about igniting hope, connecting with others and creating positive change. Here's how your fundraising makes a difference.

Supporting people bereaved and seriously injured

"You guys have been my saving grace. You have no idea how grateful I am to have such beautiful humans in my life".

Jo, in memory of Gavin

3,000+ Victorians access our free counselling, information, and support services each year.

Helping people make safer driving choices

"This program made me realise just how much my actions have impacted my friends and family."

Driver referred by the Magistrates' Court

Our powerful road safety education programs reach 5,000+ people each year - in the justice system, community groups, schools, and workplaces.

Challenging complacency and driving change

"You can't change what happened to you. But, your story can change what happens to someone else."

In 1994 people impacted by road trauma started our organisation to help others similarly affected. People remain at the centre of all we do.

More than 80% of our staff are volunteers, working tirelessly to change community thinking about road safety.

I’m lucky to be alive.

The crash has dramatically impacted my life. But if my story can prevent road trauma from affecting just one other family, I will feel something positive has come from it.

This is why campaigns such as Shine a Light on Road Safety are vital: to make people think when they are out on the roads. Be careful, be cautious, be alert and ultra-aware; be attentive both behind the wheel, but most of all, be SAFE!

Alex Eleftheriou, 2021 Shine a Light on Road Safety Ambassador

Did you know?

70% of road deaths are due to a simple errors

Road trauma can happen to anyone.

TAC research shows the majority of road deaths happen because of a basic error as opposed to high-risk behaviours such as speeding, drink-driving and drug-driving.

Zero is possible - we can end road trauma

Road deaths are less than a third of what they were in 1989, but every death or serious injury is one too many. We know that change is possible. We are committed to advocating for a safer system - safer people, safer roads, safer vehicles and safer speeds.

We need your help to ensure that everyone can access the support and counselling they need so we can continue our work to make the roads safer for everyone.


Amber Community acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land and acknowledges and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.