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Road safety song competition



This competition encourages Indigenous bands to write songs about road safety issues facing them and their community - specifically related to sleeping on roads, pedestrians, seatbelts and drink driving - and perform the songs at the Barunga Sports and Culture Festival, Northern Territory. The Road safety song competition aims to improve road safety awareness for Indigenous people as well as promote cultural engagement.

The competition supports songs of any genre (style of music), including: rock, blues, rap and traditional. Prizes are valued at $3,500.

In recent years, the Road safety song competition has expanded to the communities of Yuendumu, Ramingining and Milingimbi.

Application details and conditions:

Please see the links below for current closing dates and further details.

Selected songs from this competition may be used by the Northern Territory Government in road safety educational and promotional campaigns. These songs are intended for use in different media.

Bands may re-enter their song if they have not won in the past. It is hoped the band will build this song into their regular performances.


Clancy Breasley
Northern Territory Roads
GPO Box 2520
Darwin NT 0801
Ph: (08) 8941 8066
Fax: (08) 8924 7077


Barunga Festival
Ph: (08) 8971 1100
Fax: (08) 8971 0894


Last updated: 4 June 2012
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