Wangaratta Road Safety School

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Welcome to the Lions Club of Wangaratta Road Safety School.

From the 1st July 2013 the Lions Club of Wangaratta accepted an offer from the Apex Club of Wangaratta to take over the ownership, operation and management of the Apex Road Safety School in Ryan Avenue, Wangaratta.

The Road Safety School has been in operation since October, 1970, when it was established by the Apex Club of Merriwa Wangaratta in response to concerns by the community about the lack of a safe environment in which children could be taught Road Safety.

Our purpose today remains the same, to:

  1. Develop children’s traffic awareness and provide road safety information and support to organisations in a safe and secure environment.
  2. Allow children to gain confidence and develop road safety skills, away from the dangers of our busy roads.


In mid-2013 the facility underwent a major upgrade and refurbishment. The upgrade included a new internal all access toilet, refit / paint of classroom, new kitchenette, painting of external features, new tricycles and helmets, security fencing / gate and new signage.


The incoming Lions Club President will annually nominate a Coordinator and  Lions Club members, forming a committee of management. This committee will have the power to second up to three (3) community representatives to assist as required.


We have two education facilitators, Prue Noble and Carolyn Jerome. Both Prue and Carolyn have a wealth of teaching experience and a real passion for bike education and safety. We run an education program from August through to November for kindergartens and schools throughout the municipality of Wangaratta and beyond.

Our sessions are based on content from Vic Roads resources, where we visit and reinforce 5 core objectives of road and bike safety.

  • Left hand side of the road
  • Footpath usage (up to 12 years of age)
  • Helmet fit
  • Stop, Look, Listen, Think message
  • Road signs


The facility can be hired for either meetings or children’s / family birthday parties offering:

  • Secure fenced play area
  • Undercover outdoor area
  • Kitchen (pie warmer, microwave, fridge & urn)
  • Fully concrete road layout with traffic signals
  • Air conditioned/heated room with table & chairs
  • Cleaning equipment & general products

For any educational session enquiries please contact us via Or for party/meeting room hire please contact Edgars Newsagency, Wangaratta on 5721 3758. We warmly welcome you to our facilities and trust we will have your continued support.

Wangaratta Road Safety School Coordinator