MAC and PainAdelaide


The Motor Accident Commission (MAC) has partnered with PainAdelaide to share cycling safety messages and support its work in the pain science field.


PainAdelaide, based at the University of South Australia, is recognised as a centre of excellence in pain science. Chronic pain is a significant world health issue and PainAdelaide brings together pain researchers, clinicians and stakeholders. 


The MAC partnership includes support of the Ride for Pain, a public cycling challenge which aims to raise awareness of chronic pain.


MAC General Manager Road Safety Michael Cornish said the Ride for Pain provided an opportunity to share MAC’s Be Safe Be Seen cycling safety program.


“Be Safe Be Seen encourages safer riding practices by sharing techniques to improve road positioning, defensive riding and visibility,” Mr Cornish said.


“It also shares messages targeting drivers to encourage them to look carefully for riders and raise awareness of cyclist vulnerability.


“Motorists need to be vigilant and regularly check their mirrors for riders who could be travelling alongside their vehicle, and always scan for riders, particularly at intersections.


“We ask cyclists to wear light, bright and fluorescent clothing because what you wear will get you noticed.


“We also encourage cyclists to set their bike lights to flash in the day, as well as at night time. The flashing helps draw attention to your position on the road.”


Read more Be Safe Be Seen tips


Submitting a Partnership Proposal


Submitting a Partnership Proposal

The MAC appreciates the time, energy and cost involved in preparing and submitting a partnership proposal. If you believe your proposal meets the guidelines and criteria, please send your completed application form to:

Motor Accident Commission
Partnerships and Community Engagement Manager
GPO Box 2438
Adelaide SA 5001
08 8422 8100

Any questions prior to the submission of your proposal maybe directed to the Partnerships and Community Engagement Manager.

The MAC will endeavour to advise you within four weeks of receipt of your proposal on the status of your application. Due to the large number of proposals we receive, we are not able to enter into individual discussion about each proposal.

We will evaluate the proposal based on the information provided and contact you.

The MAC appreciates your interest in the road safety and looks forward to receiving your application.

Download Application Form