NEW EVENT for 2016- The Ultimate Learner Log Book Run Experience

LOg book runAn opportunity for learners and their supervisors to experience a series of practical and powerful demonstrations whilst gaining log book hours on a planned route.

Includes: planned route through a variety of driving conditions, RBT / RDT, Driver Reviver, Fire Rescue, road safety personal experience, Crash Investigation Unit, Safer vehicles; road safety research and reverse parking tuition.

Learner drivers must have a minimum of 40 log book hours.

This event will be held:

Date:                    Sunday 20th March 2016

Time:                    9:00am – 1:30pm

Location:              Lake Illawarra PCYC

Cost:                     FREE (includes morning tea and lunch)

Bookings are essential as places are limited and can be made by contacting Wollongong City Council on 4227 7111 or


Fatality Free Friday | Inflatable Car

The Fatality Free Friday inflatable car is on its way to

The Kiama Village Shopping Centre | Wednesday 16 April 2014

You are invited to come along and sign the car to make a pledge to keep the roads safe over Easter and on Fatality Free Friday.

Picture3The car will be located at the entrance of the Kiama Village Shopping Centre on Wednesday 16 April 2014 between 10.00am-4.00pm.

The concept is to get as many people as possible to sign the car to ‘pledge’ to be a safe driver and support the Fatality Free Friday concept.

There are many ways you can help to make 30 May 2014 (official date) a Fatality Free Friday on Australian roads.

As an individual, if you do nothing more than keep road safety in mind during the day, the life you save might just be your own. On Fatality Free Friday and all other times you get behind the wheel:

  • Each time you get behind the wheel, be mindful of safe driving
  • Be patient with other road users, including cyclists and pedestrians
  • Stay alert
  • Don’t speed
  • Slow down if it’s wet

But you’ll help do a whole lot more if you share the message around:

  • Tell family, friends and colleagues that 30 May 2014 is Fatality Free Friday and ask them to take care on the roads

Families have even more opportunities to make a difference:

  • Remind your family members that you love them and ask them to take care when they get behind the wheel
  • Let neighbours and friends know about Fatality Free Friday and ask them to take care on the roads
  • Make sure children are wearing helmets while playing on bicycles and remind them to watch out for cars

You can also make you pledge for road safety on the FFF website


NRMA Insurance Community Grants | Closes 31 March

The Community Grants program provides an opportunity for you to support local initiatives that aim to make your community safer, more sustainable and better prepared to respond to emergencies.

What is it?

The NRMA Insurance Community Grants program recognises and showcases the great work that hundreds of grassroots organisations undertake in our communities each year.

Since 2003, NRMA Insurance has been working with upstanding members of the community who have outstanding ideas to make their local communities safer and more sustainable. To date, we have invested $5.8 million into 1,400 community projects.

Why is it relevant for my community?

Grants of up to $5,000 are available to support initiatives aimed at making our communities safer, more sustainable and better prepared to respond to emergencies.

It doesn’t matter how big or small a local project is, if there are organisations or projects that relate to any of the following areas, we’d love to hear about them:

  • Crime prevention: For this category, projects should focus on reducing the opportunity for crime to occur and/or changing people’s attitudes to the protection of their homes, vehicles or personal property.
  • Road safety: Initiatives considered will be projects that seek to change behaviours and attitudes of drivers, pedestrians and other road users to reduce the likelihood and severity of road incidents.
  • Emergency readiness and response: These projects should create awareness and educate communities about steps they can take to prepare for and/or take action against the impact of storms, floods, fires and other natural disasters.
  • Environment: Initiatives should directly engage communities in on-ground activities that address local environmental issues, mitigate against severe weather events and/or raise awareness about ways they can reduce their impact on the environment.

What can I do?

You can send this information onto local organisations and projects in your community, to let them know about the grant.

Please click here to download further information and materials you can send on to interested parties, which includes:

  • Information booklet about the program
  • DL flyer artwork (if you wish to print these materials)
  • A4 poster (with key dates for the 2014 Community Grants program)

Alternatively, if you would like us to send you a hard copy, please reply with your mailing details.

Applying is easy and applications are open until 5pm AEST Monday 31 March.

For more information visit the website, or you can call the community information line on 1300 306 496.


Motorcycle Awarness Month – October 2013

Picture1Motorcyclists have all the same rights and privileges as any motor vehicle driver on the roadway. During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in October- and during the rest of the year – drivers of all other vehicles and all road users are reminded to safely “share the road” with motorcyclists, and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe.

The facts:

Motorcyclists are over- represented in NSW road trauma, accounting for 15 per cent of road fatalities and 10 per cent of injuries. Importantly, motorcycles make up only 3.7 per cent of all NSW registered motor vehicles, and are increasing in number on the road network.

Despite the increased popularity of riding, motorcycles are more at-risk in crashes compared to other passenger vehicles.

A motorcycle is four times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than another passenger vehicle.

  • To find out more about motorcycle safety and touring the Illawarra join come along and join in on Saturday 26th October 2013 – At the….Robertson Pie Shop, Meet and Greet -between 10:00am to 12:00noon –Take part in a survey for your chance to win Motorcycle Safety Gear and Prizes.
  • Motorcycle riders receive a free coffee and pie from the Robertson Pie Shop for taking part in the survey – * one voucher per rider.

A road safety program to support Motorcycle Awareness Month from Transport for NSW run in conjunction with Kiama Municipal Council, Shellharbour City Council and the Motorcycle Council of NSW.



Motorised Scooter Safety Workshop

A presentation by Kiama Council’s Road Safety Officer and the Local Health District’ s- Health Education Officer regarding safe use of motorised scooters will be held:

Date | Monday 23 September 2013

Time | 1.30pm

Venue | The Village Centre, Blue Haven-200 Terralong St, Kiama.

Learn about:

  • What are motorised wheelchairs?
  • Who may use them?
  • Must they be registered in NSW?
  • Do users need a licence?
  • Is a user a pedestrian or a driver?

Light Refreshments will be provided

For more information on this RMS funded Road Safety Project please contact

Janelle Burns | Road Safety Officer | Kiama Municipal Council

P | 4232 0568

M | 0419 212 571

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