Safety Statistics

Road Safety Statistics

The latest Australian road fatality data (March 2017) shows that:

  • During calendar 2016 there were 1,296 road deaths (provisional).
  • The latest monthly update has resulted in a reduction of 3 fatalities in 2016.
  • For 2017, there have been 263 deaths (provisional). This is 56 deaths (17.6%) lower than the same period last year.

Road deaths by main road user group during 12 months

National statistics on fatal road crashes are updated each month in the online Australian Road Deaths Database, and in the Road Deaths Australia monthly bulletins.

The National Road Safety Strategy sets out nationally agreed objectives, targets and priorities for road safety improvement in Australia. More information including NRSS statistical indicators are available at

Statistical alerts for recent OECD road safety reports are available here.

External links to OECD and Australian state and territory road safety data are available here.