Review of serious road crime offences

We are reviewing aspects of the law relating to serious road crime.

Under the terms of reference (PDF, 121.7 KB) (PDF, 118.7 KB),  we have been asked to review: 

  • whether the existing serious road crime offences, and the law on accessorial liability, are fit for purpose
  • whether the maximum sentences for serious road crimes are appropriate 
  • the sentencing principles relevant to serious road crimes 
  • the experience and rights of victims of serious road crimes and their families in the criminal justice system, and 
  • any other matters considered relevant.

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Submissions in response to our consultation paper 

Submissions in response to our consultation paper (PDF, 1.9 MB) for this review closed on 5 April 2024. Thank you to those who made a submission. 

Content warning

This review deals with content that some people may find distressing, including discussion of road trauma.

If you need support, there are some free services you can contact. These include:

Beyond Blue 

Call support services on 1300 22 4636

Beyond Blue is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to reduce the impact of anxiety, depression and suicide in Australia. Learn more about mental illness and available treatments at


Call the 24-hour crisis line on 13 11 14

Talk to a support person online at: Lifeline Crisis Chat

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. Learn more at Lifeline's Website.

Road Trauma Support Group NSW – support service

Call support services on 1800 808 384

The Road Trauma Support Group's support team assists victims and survivors in a variety of ways, including by providing access to specialist counsellors. For more information, visit the Road Trauma Support Group's support services webpage

Information on the review

Consultation paper (PDF, 1.9 MB) (released 11 December 2023)

Preliminary submissions (submissions closed 17 February 2023)

Background note on serious road crime offences (released 28 November 2022)

Terms of reference (PDF, 121.7 KB)(received 10 November 2022)

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