Australasian Road Safety Conference (ARSC 2022)

Date(s) - September 28, 2022 - September 30, 2022
All Day


ARSC 2022 is brought to you by the Australasian College of Road Safety and Austroads in conjunction with Trafinz, 28-30 September 2022, in Ōtautahi Christchurch, New Zealand and online to accommodate delegates from anywhere in the world.

ARSC 2022 will be a highly accessible hybrid experience face to face (F2F) and virtually, with content delivered live and on-demand. The hybrid format allows for participation by researchers and practitioners from around the world. As a conference presenter you will nominate how you wish to present, either F2F or virtually. F2F presenters will present live in Ōtautahi Christchurch, New Zealand, and the session will also be accessible by virtual attendees. Virtual presenters will pre-record their presentations which will be available on-demand and will also be invited to participate in Q&A during the conference.

Themes and Topics
The ARSC 2022 theme is Changing Today for Tomorrow with sub themes of:

  • Prioritising People
  • Implementing Change
  • Defining Tomorrow
  • Innovation & Transformation

Topics will include:

  • Community road safety
  • Education
  • Enforcement and regulation
  • Environment: emissions and climate change
  • Health, medical, and post-crash care
  • Human factors and driver behaviours
  • Infrastructure (Safe Roads)
  • Innovation and technology systems
  • Movement and places
  • Passenger transport
  • Research methods and data
  • Road safety management and policy
  • Sustainable road management inclusiveness and equity
  • Vehicle safety
  • Vulnerable road users

Registration is now open!

The ARSC is excited to announce that Face-to-Face (F2F) and virtual registrations for the Australasian Road Safety Conference 2022 are now open! Join ARSC for an incredible three days in Ōtautahi Christchurch and online, hearing from an amazing range of speakers and addressing the conference theme of “Changing Today for Tomorrow”.  Don’t delay, early bird closes Friday July 29th!


Regional & Rural Scholarships

Thanks to the generous support of Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, the ARSC2022 Organising Committee are delighted to announce the call for applications for AUD$100,000 worth of Regional & Rural Scholarships to attend ARSC2022 either face to face (F2F) in Ōtautahi Christchurch, New Zealand or, as this is a hybrid conference, virtual attendance may also be offered.


The Regional & Rural Scholarships are for those working in road safety in regional and rural areas (i.e. outside of the capital cities of all Australian States and Territories and New Zealand Regions). The scholarships are for those employed by organisations that are not for profits, small business, local government, community groups (or you may be a volunteer) or similar. Research students and new researchers (those in the first two years of employment) can also apply if they meet the above regional and rural criteria. Applicants for the scholarships do not have to submit a conference abstract to be eligible.

The aim is to assist regional and rural stakeholders who would otherwise be unable to attend the conference. With two thirds of deaths occurring on roads outside urban areas, the scholarships are seeking to address this imbalance via targeted scholarships for those playing or seeking to play a major part in bringing about trauma reductions in regional and rural areas. Local government and councils have significant responsibilities around road safety, but often have limited resources and capacity to fulfil these important roles. Capacity building is vital but there are few opportunities to attend events such as the ARSC and gain international insights and perspectives. These scholarships help to alleviate the additional costs incurred by those in regional and rural areas to travel to attend the ARSC. Recipients are able to bring new knowledge back to their workplaces and communities to inform and improve practice. Recipients also form important and lasting connections with other regional and rural road safety professionals to strengthen knowledge sharing and collaboration networks.

The scholarships also help to ensure that at the conferences, regional and rural perspectives are represented. It is vital that regional and rural issues are given a voice to help inform developments in road safety research, policy and practice. Attendance at the ARSC through the scholarships helps to facilitate this and increase the participation and representation of those voices.

What do the successful recipients receive?

Scholarships may be offered either full or partial. A partial scholarship will include, at a minimum, conference registration. A full scholarship will also include travel, accommodation and expenses. The maximum value of each scholarship is NZ$5,000.

Transport to Conference