Australian Road Deaths Database

The Australian Road Deaths Database provides basic details of road transport crash fatalities in Australia as reported by the police each month to the State and Territory road safety authorities.

Details provided in the database fall into two groups:

  • the circumstances of the crash, for example, date, location, crash type
  • some details regarding the persons killed, for example, age, gender and road user group.

When is the data updated?

  • The fatality data is updated every month.
  • The heavy vehicle flags (for articulated truck, heavy rigid truck and bus involvement) are only updated each quarter, and are current to within two months. Information for heavy rigid truck involvement in crashes earlier than 2004 is incomplete.

Citations for information derived from this database should include the database name, the webpage, and the date of access.

Database (Data current to September 2016)