Transport safety

The Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) has led accident and safety research for over 25 years.

road saftey seminar

Road Safety Seminar

Monash University Accident Research Centre and the TAC will be conducting a seminar on "Innovative thinking in reducing road trauma".
Register your interest here

Occupational Driving

Occupational Driving

Dr Sharon Newnam has announced the launch of the Safe Behaviour in Occupational Driving & Safety Management for the Occupational Driver Programs

Transport Safety

Professor Mark Stevenson
Director, Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC)

"Most people perceive injuries or accidents as chance occurrences, but we know from scientific research that they have underlying causes and distributions like any other disease that can be studied and therefore prevented."

Accident Research Centre News


Road Safety Management Leadership Program

MUARC in partnership with the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Automotive Safety Research and the Melbourne Business School launched an innovative Road Safety Management Leadership Program designed to develop and nurture the next generation of road safety leaders tasked with achieving improvements in road safety performance over the coming decades.

Further details can be found on the Leadership Program page.


Monash University Accident Research Centre


The Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) was established in 1987 and is Australia's largest and most respected transport safety research centre. Our research, consultancy and training include safety across all modes of transport.

Since our founding we have developed research-based solutions that have led directly to making Australians safer - and have made us an acknowledged leader in the field. We are committed to the excellence of our research, the independence of our recommendations and the engagement we have with the communities we serve.

We have many clients both national and international, and have forged long-term relationships with a number of key stakeholders including VicRoads, the Transport Accident Commission, the Department of Justice, and Victoria Police.

Research Themes

Our work is conducted across the following priority areas:

In-depth Crash Investigations and Transport Regulation

Our research aims to support regulatory reform and decision-making at state, national and global levels. Underpinning our research is the analysis of key road safety datasets crash reconstruction, modelling and the use of cost-effectiveness methods.

Statistical Analysis and Transport Data Systems

Our injury analysis and data researchers have specialist training in the fields of numerical and behavioural sciences, and are skilled in the management, analysis and presentation of accident and injury data to produce real-world benefits.

Behavioural Science for Transport Safety

We engage with local and international government, industry and professional groups, and measure the success and impact of our research when translated into policy and practice.

Human Factors in Transport Systems

Our Human Factors team is able to apply models of system safety to the analysis of safety in multiple settings including transportation, workplace, defence, command and control, process control and product design.

We have also established an ongoing research partnership with Western Australia's Curtin University. The Curtin-Monash Accident Research Centre (C-MARC) is supported by the government of Western Australia. Our partnership ensures we provide research expertise specific to the states' needs.

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