Road to Zero is a world first road safety education complex, developed by the TAC in partnership with Melbourne Museum.
Road to Zero draws upon decades of TAC research and pedagogical practice, and was co-created with practicing teachers. Part of the Victorian Government’s road safety strategy, which aims for zero road deaths and serious injuries, Road to Zero aims to reduce road trauma in pre-learner drivers by building knowledge and awareness that will empower young road users to make safer decisions.
Programs for secondary schools
Learn more about our curriculum based school programs.
Getting to the Melbourne Museum
Venue and access
The Melbourne Museum is located at 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton, VIC 3000
A bus drop-off zone is located on Market Street. Please note that buses may only stop for 15 minutes at this location. The Melbourne Museum is a 10-minute walk from Parliament Station (Lonsdale Street exit) or accessible via Yarra Trams (Tram 86 or 96 to the corner of Nicholson and Gertrude Streets).
The Road to Zero Experience Space and Learning Studios are located on the lower ground floor of the Melbourne Museum and can be accessed via the IMAX lift located next to the schools entrance.
Plan your trip using PTV's Journey Planner. Transport options include:
- Tram route 86 or tram route 96 to corner of Nicholson and Gertrude Streets
- Free City Circle Tram to Victoria Parade
- City loop train to Parliament Station
- Bus routes 250, 251 and 402 to Rathdowne Street
- Making a trip to the city? Take a V/Line train
If you're travelling in a group of 12 or more, you can get a concession discount with a Prepaid Travel Authority or V/Line Group Travel ticket.
Accessible parking spaces are available on Level P2 of the carpark with lift access to the Museum entrance.
We recommend you arrive a minimum of 15 minutes before the start of your booking to allow enough time to cloak school bags and any other items at the schools' entrance (west of the main entrance).
Accessible toilets are located on all levels of the Museum. Melbourne Museum does not permit large school bags to be taken into the Museum spaces. Please leave all school bags at the schools entrance located next to IMAX.
Student to staff ratio
The recommended ratio is 1:10 for secondary groups. Teachers receive free admission into the Museum.
Lunch and break facilities
Melbourne Museum has several break-out spaces for school groups that are suitable for all weather. Lunch and snacks can be purchased at the Museum café. Please note, all school bags and food must be stored at the schools entrance.
The sensory friendly museum
Social stories and sensory friendly museum maps are available here.
Important information about the Road to Zero Experience Space
Please note that some interactives in this space contain low light levels, motion-inducing actions and 3D virtual reality. These may not be suitable for those suffering from dizziness, epilepsy or binocular vision conditions. If you or any of your students have these conditions, do not participate in these interactives.
We recognise that some students may have personal experiences with road trauma. Please note that Road to Zero does not include any graphic depictions of road crashes or injury, and takes a constructivist approach to building understanding and positive behaviour change.
However, the subject area may be a trigger for some students. Please discuss the visit with any students and family members who have been personally affected by road trauma. In the event of a trigger reaction, trained Road to Zero staff will be on hand to assist.
There is no program fee for Road to Zero for participating student groups. Further information on other Melbourne Museum programs to consider during your visit can be found here.
Low SFOE school communities may qualify for transportation assistance for your excursion to Road to Zero. Further details, including eligibility, are available on application.
Museums Victoria has public liability insurance cover of $850 million and a copy of our insurance policy can be provided on request. Museums Victoria is committed to promoting child safety and can provide a copy of our Child Safe Policy on request.
We can provide further information for teachers and schools if you need to develop a detailed risk management plan for your excursion to the Melbourne Museum.
The Melbourne Museum has a number of qualified Level 2 first aid staff located at the venue. Please see a member of the Road to Zero program staff if you require first aid assistance.
All Road to Zero staff are trained in Emergency response and will act as Emergency wardens in the case of an emergency. Emergency evacuation procedures and maps are located throughout the building. At Melbourne Museum the alert alarm can be identified by a ‘BEEP BEEP’ tone which all wardens will respond to, with no action required by Museum visitors. The evacuation alarm can be identified by a ‘WHOOP WHOOP’ siren. In the event of an evacuation, all Museum staff and visitors are required to assemble on the Rathdowne Street end of the Museum plaza.