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School crossing supervisors

Cartoon image of a school crossing.

In January 1984 the Department of Transport and Main Roads introduced the School Crossing Supervisor Scheme to reduce the risk of death and injury to children attending schools near Queensland's busy roads. A school crossing supervisor's role is to assist children in safely crossing roads on their way to and from school.

In 1984, 255 schools adopted the scheme and 353 school crossings were opened across the state. Currently there are over 650 schools that have adopted the scheme, with more than 1200 school crossings across the state and over 1900 school crossing supervisors to help keep kids safe as they make their way to and from school.

Supervised school crossings result in:

  • more children using a crossing once it becomes supervised
  • other pedestrians tending to cross at a crossing rather than in a dangerous area on either side of the crossing
  • motorists experiencing fewer delays at supervised crossings.

Becoming a school crossing supervisor

If you are interested in becoming school crossing supervisor and want to make a difference to the lives of school children in your area, you can get application forms and more information about the scheme from your local road safety officer.

Apply for a supervised crossing at your school

Applications for a supervised crossing should be made by the school principal to the Department of Transport and Main Roads. All applications for crossings are subject to meeting established criteria and availability of funding. The need and ongoing provision of a supervisor will be reviewed periodically. For further information and details on how to apply please contact your local road safety officer.

Crossing the road safely teaching resources

We have teaching resources available about crossing the road safely for students in prep through to year 7.

Teacher resource

Prep and year 1

Years 2 and 3

Years 4 and 5

Years 6 and 7

Last updated
27 November 2015