Road safety

Man and dog crossing road

We are working towards a future free of deaths and fewer serious injuries on area roads 

Council, in partnership with VicRoads and Victoria Police, created the Surf Coast Road Safety Strategy 2016-2021(PDF, 1MB) . The strategy was developed using crash data analysis, a review of current road safety research and extensive community consultation.

Eight key goals in the strategy

  • Safer rural roads
  • Safer motorcycling
  • Safer unsealed roads
  • Safer cycling
  • Safer tourists
  • Safer schools
  • Safer pedestrians
  • Safer drivers

A future free of road deaths

The overall aim of the strategy is to reduce the number of people killed as a result of road crashes in the Surf Coast to zero, and to reduce serious injuries by 30 per cent.

Reporting safety issues

If you see a road safety issue that needs to be addressed on a Council-managed road, please contact Council on 5261 0600 or To report an emergency, please contact 000.

More information on road safety