General News

TAC and AFL Victoria Road Safety Round: Way Forward

10 AUG 2021

In 2021, Over 1200 football and netball clubs across metro and regional Victoria will band together across July and August support a new initiative for the TAC and AFL Victoria Road Safety Round. 

With lockdown lifting for Regional Victoria, we encourage all country clubs to don the blue armbands this weekend - August 13th to 15th. 

All metro clubs are invited to band together and wear the armbands before the end of the 2021 Season, when back on the field.

Submissions for the TAC Club Rewards Program will be extended until August 31st, 2021. The online road safety presentation module has now also been completed and can be accessed by clicking here.

They will mark the 30th year of partnership between the TAC and AFL Victoria and the continued efforts and need to share this important message. You can learn more by visiting:

Thank you for all your support. Every armband and contribution makes a difference.



In the lead up to the match please encourage community members to pick up a band from your club, or download and print their own band via


We would also love it if you could distribute some bands either in person by handing them out to community members at the local shops, or by leaving them at check-outs to distribute. An A4 instructional poster can be found under ‘Local Press’ via, for stores to print off and place next to the band.


Get involved by filming a portrait video explaining why your club is wearing the blue armband or who they’re wearing it for with #tacbandtogether.

We all have a reason for wanting safer roads. So, we would also love you to encourage others at the club to share their reason for wearing the band on social media too.


  1. Please be wearing the armband on your bicep.
  2. Include the line, “I’m wearing the band for/because…”.
  3. Film a portrait video on your mobile. No extra editing is required.
  4. Upload the video on social media using #tacbandtogether and tag @tacvictoria and @aflvictoria, and don’t forget to mention the new dates of the round (August 6th to 8th).
  5. Please send a copy to us at

Thank you to all the clubs who have already done so. Please feel free to reshare in the lead up to game day.

If your club would like to make any additional posts on social media to encourage the community to pick up a band, you are welcome to use any imagery from our ‘Social Stills’ folder which can also be found here:

Every video shared will go towards your local club’s application to the TAC Club Rewards Program, where clubs can earn up to $10,000 for spreading the message of road safety through the community. Hand out as many armbands as possible and collect as many reasons as possible.

Some examples include:

Frankston Dolphins FNC

Burnside Heights


Darcey Vescio, Carlton Football Club

Upwey-Tecoma Football Netball Club