2016 Safe Cycling Awards

2016 Safe Cycling Awards

The Safe Cycling Awards will provide an opportunity to recognise excellence by South Australian local government.

Award criteria is based on initiatives that actively encourage safe cycling behaviours, where infrastructure improvements have enhanced cycling safety, and where councils have displayed active support for community cycling groups or programs which has led to safer cycling outcomes.

Along with the award and state-wide recognition for being a cycle safe city, winners of each category will receive a grant from the Motor Accident Commission of $2,000.

Councils will be divided into three categories based on location, size and capabilities:

  •  Metropolitan councils
  • Regional councils with a population under 10,000 residents
  • Regional councils with a population over 10,000 residents

Safer cycling elements are those that support safe cycling culture and education as well as providing environments that community members are confident to cycle in.

Contributions to safe cycling by councils in one or more of the following three areas will be considered in the judging process:

Physical – infrastructure that supports cycling and use of cycling equipment;

Cultural – behavioural change and awareness of cycling and safety; and,

Community – the support of community groups and events connected with cycling.


Applications open Monday 2 May 2016 and close Friday 2 September 2016.

Awards will be presented at the Local Government Association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) October 20-21 2016, giving winning councils the opportunity to share their initiatives and accept their award.


The Entry Process


1.     Download the 2016 Safe Cycling Awards application form here.

2.    Lodge your written application as a word document either via email to mac@sa.gov.au or via post to GPO Box 2438 ADELAIDE SA 5001.

3.    Ensure your application includes any supporting evidence such as pictures, documents, brochures, testimonials. Please note these will not be returned to applicants if lodged in hard copy via post.

Careers at MAC

Careers at MAC


  • Full-time Position
  • CBD Location
  • Maternity Leave Contract until May 2017

The Motor Accident Commission (MAC) is South Australia’s leader in road safety behaviour change and education, and is dedicated to the safety of all South Australian road users. MAC will also continue to be responsible for the management of Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance claims for crashes that occur on or before 30 June 2016. This includes the management of cases and provision of appropriate compensation for thousands of road trauma victims. This role relates to supporting the Executives within the Road Safety and CTP Divisions.

Due to a Maternity Leave backfill arrangement, an excellent opportunity has now become available for an experienced Executive Assistant and administrator to join the Office Management team at MAC for a fixed term contract.

The Executive Assistant will be accountable to the General Manager, Road Safety & Strategic Communications and the Executive General Manager, CTP for the provision of high level secretarial and administrative support services. They will also be responsible to the EA to the CEO for the provision of broader administrative duties and support as required to ensure smooth operation of the office.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Coordination of diary appointments, travel and accommodation – including some email management;
  • Preparing submissions, reports, presentations and other correspondence on behalf of the two Executives;
  • Document collation including preparation and distribution of agendas and action items for team meetings and monthly board and committee meeting papers;
  • Providing project administrative support to the Executives as required;
  • Liaising with providers and stakeholders as required; and
  • Providing effective Records management, maintenance and retrieval of information.

Paired with previous experience in a similar role, the election criteria are:

  • Strong communicator and attention to detail;
  • Ability to participate and cooperate in a small team environment as a willing and effective member;
  • Proven ability to manage workloads including the capacity to organise, plan, prioritise and work independently under general direction;
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of professionalism including the ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriately exercise initiative and judgement in order to achieve goals and meet deadlines;
  • Possess excellent computer literacy skills including word processing and spreadsheets.

A detailed job and person specification can be downloaded Download .
Applications must address and demonstrate your experience, aptitudes and skills against the specification’s Essential Minimum Requirements. Please forward your letter of application, together with a current resume, to Jacqui Cole, HR Admin Officer at jacqui.cole@sa.gov.au.
Applications close Friday, 6 May 2016.

MAC is an equal opportunity employer and seeks highly motivated and results-oriented people who display the characteristics of its core values.

MAC's Workplace

MAC comprises a diverse mix of people forming a cohesive work environment that embraces new ideas and strategic thinking.

Staff are given the opportunity to continually develop their skills and knowledge to help MAC realise its vision and mission.

MAC is an equal opportunity employer and seeks highly motivated and result-oriented people who display the characteristics of our core values.

Our Values

Focused: We strive to achieve planned outcomes in all our activities by an approach to work that is:

  • Ethical – being honest and fair
  • Diligent – being hardworking and attentive
  • Efficient – being professional and well organised
  • Innovative – being forward thinking and creative
  • Accountable: We are responsible for our actions and delivering on our promises

Teamwork: We make teamwork work by recognising individual talents and being considerate of fellow staff members and partners.

Pride: We take pride in our contribution to MAC for the benefit of South Australian road users.

2016 SACFL Competition

2016 SACFL Competition

 Through its partnership with the South Australian Community Football League (SACFL) MAC has supplied each SACFL club an allocation of MAC branded ticket books, which are to be used for SACFL club fundraising raffles during the 2016 season.
These tickets each contain a unique entry code, allowing ticket buyers to enter the second chance draw.
At the end of the 2016 season one person will win $500 cash and the SACFL club the ticket was purchased from will win $3000 in sporting equipment.
Each ticket contains a different code. One entry per ticket.
Entries will remain in the system until the competition closes on 31st August 2016. The winner and winning club will be drawn on the 9th September 2016 and notified by telephone. The winners will also be announced on MAC’s Facebook page and website. See terms & conditions for further information.


Annual Reports


Driving Low - Fatigue


Driving Low - Fatigue

On The Right Track

Aboriginal road safety and driver licensing program

If you live in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) or Maralinga Tjarutja (MT) Lands, the On The Right Track team can help you get a licence.

Put a First Aid Kit in your car

Put a First Aid Kit in your car

Driving is a risky and complex task and something that many South Australians do every day. We take all sorts of measures to stay safe on the road, and one of those can be carrying a first aid kit in your car.

A first aid kit can help you to provide some immediate treatment or care following a road crash until emergency services arrive.

There are many different types of first aid kits on the market, including kits made specifically for storage in vehicles. Whichever kit you choose, make sure it’s readily accessible and adequately stocked.

The Motor Accident Commission (MAC) encourages all motorists to drive carefully and follow the road rules - and you can go the extra mile with your safety, by storing a first aid kit in your car.


Further reading:

First aid kits - St John Ambulance - http://www.stjohnsa.com.au/

Volunteering – SA Ambulance Service http://www.saambulance.com.au/

MAC Rescue Helicopter http://mac.sa.gov.au/mac-rescue-helicopter

Safety ratings vital

Safety ratings vital

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) ensures there is a ratings system which helps you to make safer vehicle choices. 

ANCAP provides independent vehicle safety information through the publication of ANCAP safety ratings.  ANCAP safety ratings take into account the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by new cars through the conduct of physical crash tests and the assessment of collision avoidance technologies.

In each of the physical tests, dummies are used to scientifically measure the various forces on occupants in the crash.

The data gathered is then assessed in conjunction with a physical assessment of the vehicle, and a score determined for each test.

In addition, vehicles must be fitted with certain safety features and safety assist technologies. These requirements are then assessed alongside the physical crash test scores with an overall score translated into an ANCAP safety rating of between 1 to 5 stars.

The more stars, the better the vehicle performed in ANCAP tests. To achieve the maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating, a vehicle must achieve the highest standards in all tests and feature advanced safety assist technologies.

More information

To search individual crash test results for more than 515 vehicles, learn more about safety features and technologies, and explore interactive features, visit ancap.com.au

See tips for buying a new or used car http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/safe-driving-tips/safer-vehicles/buying-a-safe-car on the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure website.


Involved in a Crash

Making a claim

Involved in a Crash

Making a claim

You will need to comply with the legal claim notification requirements and complete an Approved Injury Claim Form, including a Prescribed Authority, provided by Allianz. The Injury Claim Form will require specific crash information and is designed to assist Allianz in making an early decision on your access to treatment.

Where Allianz obtains information using the Prescribed Authority, a copy of that information will be provided to you.

Once you have returned the completed Injury Claim Form and Prescribed Authority to Allianz, a claims consultant will contact you to discuss your claim.

MAC is committed to supporting early access to reasonable and necessary treatment to optimise your recovery from your injury, and providing a properly completed Approved Injury Claim Form and Prescribed Authority will assist MAC to achieve this goal.

How to make a claim

Step 1: Complete the Injury Claim Form including the Prescribed Authority using any of the following methods:

  • Print an Injury Claim Form
  • Complete the Injury Claim Form online
  • Call Allianz SA CTP on 1300 137 331; or visit Allianz at 89 Pirie Street Adelaide 5000 to obtain an Approved Injury Claim Form

Step 2: Sign and lodge your claim

  • Sign the completed Injury Claim Form including the Prescribed Authority
  • Send the completed Injury Claim Form including the Prescribed Authortity back to Allianz by mail to Allianz Australia SA CTP, GPO Box 2198, Adelaide SA 5001; fax to 1300 137 431; or deliver to the Allianz CTP reception desk at 89 Pirie Street, Adelaide 5000

Step 3: A claims consultant will then contact you to discuss your claim

Making a Fatality Claim

Contact Allianz SA CTP on 1300 137 331, or visit them at 89 Pirie Street Adelaide 5000 to discuss the process to make a fatality claim. The Fatality Claim Form can also be downloaded here.

Things you should know

If you have been injured in a crash and are eligible to make a CTP claim, your claim may be reduced if you:

  • Were not wearing a seatbelt
  • Were not wearing a helmet while riding a motorbike, scooter or bicycle
  • Were riding in the back of a van or ute
  • Were deemed to have contributed to the crash
  • Your driver had consumed alcohol or drugs

Instances also exist where you will not be entitled to make a claim (e.g. if the injury was caused as a result of your own negligence, hoon activity or illegal activity).

* Excluding children under 16 at the time of crash if the crash occurred in SA.

Why do I pay for CTP?

What is CTP?

Why do I pay for CTP?

What is CTP?

CTP Insurance is the most important insurance you can have and that's why it's mandatory in South Australia - heavy penalties apply if a vehicle is driven or found on a road without CTP. Once a vehicle is registered, part of the fee goes towards CTP, so you're automatically covered without having to do anything except pay your registration.

At the very least your car, or the car your child is driving, must be registered and automatically covered for CTP.

The Motor Accident Commission (MAC) is the provider of the CTP Insurance policy to all registered vehicles in South Australia. 

From 1 July 2016, the Motor Accident Commission (MAC) will cease its role as the sole provider of CTP vehicle insurance in South Australia to open the way for provision of CTP insurance by the private sector, similar to what occurs interstate.

More information about the private provision of CTP insurance is available on the Department of Treasury and Finance website 

What does CTP cover?

CTP Insurance provides compensation for personal injury to people injured in road crashes where the driver or owner of a South Australian registered vehicle is at fault. It may also cover crash victims where a passenger is at fault.

By paying your CTP premium you are protecting yourself from potentially being sued for damages if you cause injury to third parties.

Compensation payments are funded by CTP insurance premiums paid by all SA motorists as part of their vehicle registration.

South Australia's CTP insurance scheme includes reasonable treatment and other expenses.

The scheme does not:

  • Provide full compensation to persons who contribute to their injuries. For example, by not wearing a seatbelt.
  • Compensate the injured driver who is entirely at fault.
  • Cover damage to vehicles.

MAC's Claims Manager, Allianz Australia Limited, is responsible for processing all CTP claims and handling enquiries.

An injured person (or their relatives) should contact Allianz as soon as possible following a crash. Allianz can provide advice about whether the injured person is eligible to make a CTP claim.

Contact Allianz

For further information about the legislation that governs MAC and the CTP Scheme visit our legislation page.