News & Media

We'll keep you up to date with the latest news and info that matters to you. 

    Our latest media releases

    • January 2020

      20 January 2020 - Welcoming Tasmania's new Premier

      We're ready to work with our new Premier Peter Gutwein on road safety upgrades and traffic congestion.

       

      8 January 2020 - Never leave your kids or pets alone in the car

      With the weather warming up and school holidays underway, we're reminding drivers to never leave their loved ones in the car.  

    • December 2019

      20 December 2019 - Stay safe on the road this summer

      We're reminding drivers to stay safe and alert on the roads as the busy Christmas season and summer holidays approach.

       

      12 December 2019 - State Budget 

      Planning, public transport and fuel are key requests in our 2020-21 State Budget submission.

       

      6 December 2019 - Driverless technology comes to Tassie

      We've partnered with the Tasmanian Government and City of Hobart to bring the first driverless electric bus demonstration to Hobart. 

    • November 2019

      29 November 2019 - Fight Tassie petrol prices

      We're calling on Tasmanians to sign our petition for real-time petrol price monitoring. 

       

      15 November 2019 - Australia's Best Cars

      The judges have had their say. We take a look at the best cars in the country for 2019.

    • October 2019

      31 October 2019 - New tour launches in Strahan

      We're excited to launch the new Pillinger Explorer tour. Guests will experience the abandoned port and town of Pillinger on the shores of Macquarie Harbour.

       

      31 October 2019 - More needs to be done on road safety

      We're calling on the state and federal governments to put tougher road safety measures in place.

       

      17 October 2019 - Exploring Freycinet National Park

      Join the team at Experiential Tasmania for a brand new walking tour leaving from Freycinet Lodge.

       

      11 October 2019 - TasPP winner announced

      George Kennedy has taken out the 2019 Tasmanian Portrait Prize. 

       

      3 October 2019 - Tassie's top 10 worst roads revealed 

      Our members have told us that Tassie's roads have improved over the past two years, but more still needs to be done. 

    • September 2019

      25 September 2019 - Stop when you're tired

      With school holidays and family road trips coming up, we're reminding drivers to take a break. 

       

      23 September 2019 - Caring for Tasmania's penguins 

      Gordon River Cruises has teamed up with Wildcare to protect penguins.

    • August 2019

      28 August 2019 - Time to act on fuel prices

      To fight rising petrol costs, we want it to be compulsory for fuel retailers to report their prices at the bowser.

       

      26 August 2019 - Keep an eye on your vision

      Older drivers are being reminded to have regular eye checks so they can stay safe on the road. 

       

      23 August 2019 - Taking out the ANZIIF Award

      We're very excited to announce that we've been named the Small - Medium General Insurance Company of the Year for the second year in a row at the ANZIIF Awards. 

       

      14 August 2019 - Keeping your vehicle safe all year round

      The results from our free winter safety checks show how important it is to check your vehicle regularly. 

       

      8 August 2019 - Our new-look Launceston branch

      Pop into our Launceston branch to check out its brand new renovations.

       

      6 August 2019 - Slow Down Move Over

      We want our Roadside team to be included in the State Government's proposed 'Slow Down Move Over' legislation.

       

      5 August 2019 - Our new Group Chief Executive

      We're excited to announce that Mark Mugnaioni is our new Group Chief Executive.

    • July 2019

      22 July 2019 - Vehicle Operating Costs
      Buying a new car? Our yearly survey shows you the cheapest and most expensive cars to run.

      1 July 2019 - Golden Rules of Road Safety
      We take a look at 12 Golden Rules for you to follow on Tasmania's roads.

    • June 2019

      20 June 2019 - Are you ready for winter?
      We're helping Tasmanian motorists stay safe this winter with free car checks.

    • May 2019

      27 May 2019 - Introducing our EV
      Our new fully-electric Hyundai Ioniq will help us teach Tasmanians about road safety.

      23 May 2019 - State Budget announcement
      The State Budget has set a clear timeline for the Bridgewater Bridge upgrades.

      21 May 2019 - Support for community garden
      Bucaan Community House Inc has received funding through our Community Fund program.

      13 May 2019 - New EV tech coming soon
      Tasmania's first public ultra-rapid EV charging station will open in Campbell Town.

      9 May 2019 - Educating Tasmanians of all ages
      We're bringing you more educational programs thanks to funding from the Road Safe Levy.

      6 May 2019 - Reminder on children's safety
      Keep your child safe in the car with these important tips.

      5 May 2019 - Changes to licensing
      The roll out of the Graduating Licensing System in Tassie is a positive step for new drivers.

      4 May 2019 - More needs to be done on road safety
      Tasmania won't meet its National Road Safety Strategy target unless there is a big improvement.

    • April 2019

      16 April – Check your vehicles and tyres
      Get your car ready for winter with these simple safety checks.

      12 April – Unveiling our 30-year Vision
      Public and active transport are taking the lead in our Vision for the future.

      6 April – Welcoming University move
      With UTAS moving into the Hobart CBD, we need a long-term traffic plan. 

    • March 2019

      26 March – Fly to Strahan
      A regular service between Hobart and Strahan takes flight.

    • February 2019

      23 February – Hobart City Deal
      We’ve welcomed the official signing of the Hobart City Deal.

      19 February – Supporting our community
      A new rag cutter at Self Help Workplace is the perfect addition to the team’s workshop. 

    • January 2019

      10 January – Support cheap fuel

      After weeks of high prices, we’re urging drivers to look out for fuel under $1.40.