What is the Transport Accident Commission?

The TAC is a Victorian Government-owned organisation set up to pay for treatment and benefits for people injured in transport accidents, promote road safety and help Victorians get their lives back on track.

We are funded through the TAC charge which is a component of the payment made by Victorian motorists when they register their vehicles each year with VicRoads.

Delivering benefits

We cover the costs of injuries which are the direct result of the driving of a car, motorcycle, bus, train or tram. We provide support services for people injured in a transport accident as a driver, passenger, pedestrian, motorcyclist, and in many cases, a cyclist.

Under our ‘no-fault’ scheme, we will pay medical benefits and support services to any injured person regardless of who caused a crash.

These supports can include income support while you recover, and the payment of a lump sum if you have a serious and permanent injury.

For more details on the support the TAC can offer visit the ‘What the TAC can pay for‘ page.

We commit to delivering these benefits to everyone in a caring, efficient and financially responsible way.

Accident prevention

We are unique among personal injury compensation schemes in that one of our key roles is to promote road safety.

Working closely with Victoria Police, the Department of Justice and VicRoads, we develop campaigns that increase awareness of road safety issues, change behaviour and ultimately reduce the incidence of road trauma.

The economic and social costs associated with road trauma make the issue of road safety a major concern for the community.

The number of lives lost on our roads each year across Victoria is less than a third of what it was back in 1989. This has been achieved in part through sustained campaigning to reduce road trauma and death on Victoria’s roads. Victoria now has one of the best road safety records in the world.

Reducing the frequency and severity of transport accidents not only saves lives and avoids serious injuries, it also reduces claims. This provides savings to the Victorian community and ensures the long-term financial viability of the transport accident scheme.

Supporting Actions Delivered by TAC

Transport Accident Commission's Contributions to the NRSPP & Points of Contact

  • Helen ReddanProject Manager - Road Safety Behaviour, Innovation and Technology

    TAC has been represented on NRSPP Steering Committee by the following people:

    • 2014 to 2016: Jessica Truong
    • 2016 to 2017: Samantha Buckis
    • 2018 to present: Helen Reddan
  • Helen ReddanProject Manager - Road Safety Behaviour, Innovation and Technology

    TAC has been represented on NRSPP Steering Committee by the following people:

    • 2014 to 2016: Jessica Truong
    • 2016 to 2017: Samantha Buckis
    • 2018 to present: Helen Reddan
  • Jessica TruongTitle Manager - Technical & Policy, Road Safety

    NRSPP wishes to acknowledge the support and input of Jessica Truong during the program’s inception. Thanks to her and TAC’s input the NRSPP established the solid foundations which enabled it to be able to grow, evolve and adapt into its current form.

  • Samahtha Buckis and Kim NorburyActing Manager - Technical and Policy; Project Manager Community Relations

    TAC through Samantha Buckis and Kim Norbury joined SUMV which included two core elements, delivery of the guide and the communications and engagement strategy. TAC assisted with laying out and formatting the SUMV Guide, the whole working group delivered:

    NRSPP Guide: Developing an Effective Policy for Mobile Phone Use in Vehicles

  • Helen ReddanProject Manager - Road Safety Behaviour, Innovation and Technology

    TAC through NRSPP joined the Swinburne University Partnership Road Safety Student Campaign focused on driver distraction. What resulted was the establishment of Re:act to facilitate the annual establishment and growth of  the initiative.

  • Helen ReddanProject Manager - Road Safety Behaviour, Innovation and Technology

    TAC is funding a pilot to test the Empowr Mobility ecosystem in 2020 with Ganbina and GROW.

  • Helen ReddanProject Manager - Road Safety Behaviour, Innovation and Technology

    In 2017, NRSPP held the inception co-design workshop for Suicide in Road Transport (SiRT) which TAC attended and actively contributed to. TAC has continued as a partner of the SiRT National Working Group since it was started.

    TAC has continued to contribute to SiRT which is now in stage 2 with a major national project funded by Austroads and being delivered collaboratively by NRSPP. TAC is part of the Project Working Group (PWG).