New Road Safety Camera Commissioner Appointed

April 6, 2016

The Andrews Labor Government today appointed retired solicitor John Voyage as Victoria’s new Road Safety Camera Commissioner.

The Road Safety Camera Commissioner provides independent oversight of Victoria’s camera network, including red-light, mobile and fixed cameras to ensure the system is accurate and contributes to safer roads.

John Voyage has extensive legal expertise and experience in road safety that will serve Victorian drivers and road users well in his new role as Commissioner.

Mr Voyage was part of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Road Safety Committee for many years and chaired the Law Institute’s Transport Accident Committee for 20 years and has contributed to a number of Victorian Parliamentary Road Safety Committee inquiries during his legal career of more than 30 years.

He holds a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws from Monash University and was a partner at Maurice Blackburn from 1990 until 2014.

The appointment follows the retirement of Gordon Lewis, Victoria’s inaugural Road Safety Camera Commissioner, in February.

Mr Voyage starts his new role on Wednesday, 6 April 2016.

The Labor Government is working to increase transparency of Victoria’s road safety camera system by providing detailed information about camera locations, fines, and crash history at www.camerassavelives.vic.gov.au

There is more information about the role and office of the Road Safety Camera Commissioner available at www.cameracommissioner.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to Acting Minister for Police Robin Scott

“Mr Voyage’s extensive legal experience and passion for road safety makes him an ideal choice and I am confident he will serve Victorians well in his new role.”

“The Road Safety Commissioner is an advocate for the community and provides a strong oversight of Victoria’s camera system to ensure they continue to play an important role in road safety.”

“Speed and red-light cameras are powerful tools to help keep motorists and pedestrians safe on our roads.”


A PDF version of this media release can be found here.