Driver Reviver

Driver Reviver locations around Victoria

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Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) volunteers and Lions Club members operate sites around Victoria on holiday weekends and peak traffic days offering motorists a safe place to stop and refresh. 

VICSES volunteers will offer free coffee, tea and snacks at roadside locations to encourage drivers to stop, rest and refresh, in an effort to ensure they can arrive safely at their destination. 

The program aims to provide opportunities for local communities to contribute to addressing fatigue-related road trauma.

We would much rather serve you a cup of tea, than cut you out of a car in an accident.

More information about the national driver reviver program can be found here

Prepare for your road trip:

Driver reviver sites will be operating at various sites and times throughout peak holiday periods when COVID-19 restrictions allow. All sites are in line with current state COVIDSafe requirements, and are fully equipped to support commuters to ensure that you arrive alive at your destination.

Following a year of lockdowns and limited travel, it’s more important than ever to remind Victorian drivers of the dangers of fatigue when driving long distances regionally or interstate. 
This is why VICSES has partnered with the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) on the Pause Stop campaign, which operates alongside our Driver Reviver activity; a network of rest stop activations around Victoria aimed at encouraging travellers to take regular breaks from the road, to drive awareness of key road safety issues including drowsy driving, and ultimately to prevent road fatalities and serious injuries from occurring.

The TAC has also developed an interactive map, which highlights Pause Stop and VICSES Driver Reviver sites around the state, as well as other key points of interest. The Pause Stop campaign aims to complement the long-standing Driver Reviver program, providing additional avenues and resources for drivers to pause from the road along their journey. 

For more information about the Pause Stop initiative, please visit  or check out our TAC partnership page.

Snapshot - Marong Pause Stop activity

Over the Australia Day and Labour Day long weekends in early 2021, Marong VICSES volunteers operated their Driver Reviver site in addition to the Pause Stop activations at the Marong site, engaging with visitors and working alongside the TAC staff to highlight key road safety and accident prevention messaging.

The local Lions Club also set up a fundraising sausage sizzle, and local vendors were invited to sell their produce at market stalls. These events were a true collaboration between multiple stakeholders and the community. 

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