Road Trauma Awareness Seminar Calendar

The Road Trauma Awareness Seminar (RTAS) program is delivered in collaboration with magistrates, prosecutors, and defence lawyers to include education as a component of sentencing for people with traffic offences. The program has been growing for more than ten years and is delivered at locations across Victoria each month.

COVID-19 UPDATE 26 APRIL 2022
We are very pleased to advise that from May, the RTAS program will return to 18 venues across the state. Limited online seminars will be available for participants who do not live in the proximity of a venue.

VENUE-BASED SEMINARS
As we return the RTAS program to venues, we are ensuring that our facilitators and volunteers comply with government requirements, in addition to our own COVID safe plan.

As part of the changes to pandemic orders, seminar attendees will no longer be required to provide proof of vaccination. However, we do advise that participants should carry a mask to wear if social distancing is not possible.

ONLINE SEMINARS
The Online Program is delivered using web-conferencing through the application Zoom. To participate in group sessions using web-conferencing, participants will need access to either a laptop, desktop computer or tablet. Participants will need to have the application Zoom downloaded on their devices. Zoom may also be downloaded to mobile phones.

Zoom is a free application; participants won’t need to pay to use it. Participants should utilise Google Chrome as their internet browser for using Zoom.

December 2022 (venue-based)

VENUE 12:45pm – 3:30pm 6:45pm – 9:30pm
Bendigo   Tuesday 13
Broadmeadows   Monday 5
Collingwood   Thursday 15
Geelong   Thursday 8
Frankston   Tuesday 20
Laverton   Monday 12
Melbourne CBD Saturday 10  
Melton   Monday 5
Moorabbin   Monday 5
Narre Warren   Monday 5
Ringwood   Thursday 8
Shepparton Saturday 3  
Traralgon Saturday 10  

December 2022 (online)

ONLINE 12:45pm – 3:30pm 6:45pm – 9:30pm
Online seminar   Thursday 1
Online seminar   Wednesday 7

January 2023 (venue-based)

VENUE 12:45pm – 3:30pm 6:45pm – 9:30pm
Broadmeadows   Monday 9
Frankston   Tuesday 17
Geelong   Thursday 12
Laverton   Monday 30
Melton   Monday 23
Moorabbin   Monday 16
Pakenham Thursday 19  
Ringwood   Thursday 19

Online seminars are available for participants in the proximity of the following locations: Ararat, Bairnsdale, Box Hill, Clayton, Colac, Drouin, Hamilton, Horsham, Korumburra, Mildura, Newhaven, Portland, Sale, Seymour, Sunshine, Swan Hill, Wangaratta, Watsonia, Wodonga, and Wonthaggi.

SUPPORT
We will work with you and Magistrates to assist those referred, have every opportunity to adhere to court directions, and provide support to courts with reasons that orders may need to wait to attend an RTAS. If you have any queries, please contact us on 1300 367 797 or email RTASadmin@ambercommunity.org.au.