About the program

Road crashes are a major cost to Australians every year. Black Spot projects target those road locations where crashes are occurring or are at risk of occurring. By funding measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at dangerous locations, the program reduces the risk of crashes. Programs of this sort are very effective, saving the community many times the cost of the relatively minor road improvements that are implemented.

The Australian Government is progressively increasing the total commitment to the Black Spot Program to $150 million per year.

This additional funding will ensure that the Black Spot Program can continue to improve road safety across Australia. The Department will work closely with states and territories to maximise the use of this additional funding and deliver lifesaving road safety benefits under the program.

Nominations for Black Spot locations are invited from state and territory governments, local governments, community groups and associations, road user groups, industry and individuals. On receipt of a completed Black Spot nomination form, the relevant state and territory transport agency will examine the nominated site’s eligibility, and may undertake an economic assessment of a treatment proposal.

Nominations are considered annually by Consultative Panels in each jurisdiction, who recommend projects for approval by the responsible Minister. The Panels are chaired by a Member of Parliament or Senator appointed by the responsible Minister and consist of representatives drawn from community and road user groups, industry, Australian and local government, and state road and transport agencies. 

The Panels provide the opportunity for stakeholders to have a say in the project selection process, and ensure that nominations of the highest priority and importance to the local community are recommended for approval.

Approved Black Spot projects for 2024/25

Project lists are published at the time of approval, and do not reflect any variations subsequently approved.

Further information