Reference Groups

SDERA chairs and leads three state reference groups in the areas of road safety and drug education.

The Western Australian Road Safety Education Committee (WARSEC)

WARSEC was established in 2003 and includes government and non-government organisations and service providers. WARSEC meet four times a year with the aim of promoting evidence-based and evidence-informed road safety education for schools and early childhood and community services in WA.

The road safety education strategies that WARSEC members implement as contribution to the Towards Zero WA Road Safety Strategy 2008-2020, are identified in the biennial action plan Directions.

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Road Safety Education Reference Group Australasia (RSERGA) 

RSERGA was established in 2004 and includes road safety education agencies from across Australia and New Zealand. RSERGA have worked on several collaborative projects including the research and development of the Principles for School Road Safety Education and the National Practices for Early Childhood Road Safety Education. RSERGA meet each year at the Australasian Road Safety Conference and work together to coordinate the Road Safety Educators Workshop.


The Western Australian School Drug Education Reference Group (WASDERG)

Established in 2016, WASDERG provides an opportunity for those working in the school alcohol and other drugs field to come together to enhance connection, understanding and partnership.  Three times a year, members have the opportunity to share information and discuss ideas and current and emerging initiatives. Membership provides an ongoing awareness of the roles each service, organisation and agency plays and this strengthens our ability to support school communities across WA.


For more information or to join a reference group contact sdera.co@education.wa.edu.au.

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