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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

Road safety song competition



This competition encourages Indigenous bands to write songs about road safety issues facing them and their community and perform the songs in a play-off at the Barunga Sports and Culture Festival, Northern Territory, each year. The Road safety song competition aims to improve road safety awareness for Indigenous people as well as promote cultural engagement.

A compilation CD of the 2006 and a DVD of the 2007 festival have been released, featuring the winning road safety songs and other music from Barunga.

The Road safety song competition has expanded to the communities of Yuendumu, Ramingining and Milingimbi in 2011, with festivals planned for 2012.


Northern Territory Roads
GPO Box 2520
Darwin NT 0801
Ph: (08) 8924 7019
Fax: (08) 8924 7077
Email: roadsafety@nt.gov.au


Barunga Festival
Ph: (08) 8971 1100
Fax: (08) 8971 0894
Email: barunga.festival@jawoyn.org

Related publications

Barunga Festival (2007)

Barunga road safety competition.

: Barunga Festival

Watson A (2007)

Road safety song competition - see it on DVD.

Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety; 18(3): 17

Watson A (2006)

Singing it for road safety.

Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety; 17(3): 15


Last updated: 31 May 2012
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