NT Motor Accidents Compensation Commission

NT Government Program Funding

DriveSafet NT:  MACC provides $1.3 million annual funding for DriveSafe NT and DriveSafe NT Remote, which provide driver training and licensing Territory-wide in urban, regional and remote areas. DriveSafe NT Remote program operates in 74 remote Indigeneous communities.

Education:  Visits by Road Safety Community Engagement Officers and Hector the Road Safety Cat are offered for all children from childcare to senior school. The sessions aim to give students road safety knowledge and skills to keep them safe as road users and pedestrians. The sessions aim to teach students how to be safer road users and pedestrians, focusing on key safety issues facing Territorians on the roads. Each session is tailored to the age of students and any key issues in the school community at the time. Road Safety educators also deliver program sessions to students at the Michael Long Leadership and Learning Centre.

Darwin and Alice Springs Road Safety Centres:  Road Safety Centres at Parap in Darwin and Newland Road in Alice Springs are an important element of the Bicycle Safety Education Program that educates students on how to be safer bike riders by teaching them the basics of riding safely on the roads. The program has two elements: a theory element that is delivered in the classroom at school, and a practical element, where schools visit the centres to be given a theory refresh, an introduction to road rules and how to perform a bike safety check. They then put in place what they have learnt through various exercises by riding bikes in a simulated road environment.

Road Safety Community Grants Program:  The Road Safety Community Grants Program provides an opportunity for community organisations and schools to develop and implement road safety initiatives considered important to their community. Grants up to $5,000 are available, although funding for larger more complex initiatives may be approved in accordance with the Grants Scheme guidelines.  

Who's Your Sober Bob? Campaign:  The Who’s Your Sober Bob? Campaign aims to encourage Territorians not to drink and drive, think ahead and use a designated driver to get home when they are drinking. Although the formal advertising campaign runs over the Christmas and new year period only, Sober Bob is promoted throughout the year at appropriate community events. The Who’s Your Sober Bob? campaign is conducted with the support and assistance of the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) and Recording Artists, Actors and Athletes Against Drink Driving (RADD).

Road Safety Short Film Competition:  Delivered in partnership with Skinnyfish Music, the Road Safety Short Film Competition and Festival encourages people living in regional and remote communities to make a short film with a road safety theme.