School crossings

Our school crossing supervisors keep children and other pedestrians safe when using one of Darebin's 112 crossings.

Speed limits at school crossings

When picking up and dropping off your children, it is important that you are careful and observe speed limits. Information about speed limits around schools is on the VicRoads website.

Parking and stopping around schools

As well as speed limits, there are set rules around parking and stopping.

School Crossing Supervisors staff these on every school day. You can get fined if you break road rules around school crossings.

You must follow general parking and stopping rules to keep children and other pedestrians around the school safe.

You must never leave your vehicle:

  • within 20 metres of the side of the school crossing which children are approaching
  • within 20 metres of the side of a bus stop where children are approaching
  • within 10 metres of the side of the school crossing which children are leaving
  • within 10 metres of the side of a bus stop where children are leaving
  • parked in a bus lane.

More information about road rules and parking is available on the VicRoads website.

Staying safe at school crossings

Children and pedestrians

To stay safe at school crossings children and pedestrians should:

  • stand behind the yellow line
  • never follow the crossing supervisor out onto the crossing
  • wait until you hear their whistle (two short blasts) before crossing
  • do not ride bikes across the crossing, bounce a ball, fight or run
  • walk quickly and safely
  • stay within the lines of the crossing and walk in front of the supervisor (never behind them)

Drivers

To stay safe at school crossings drivers should:

  • keep to the speed limit
  • park well away from crossings
  • drive slowly and be prepared to stop
  • listen to what crossing supervisors say
  • completely stop your vehicle and avoid rolling
  • wait until people have returned to the footpath before driving off

Becoming a school crossing supervisor

Supervisors are from all walks of life and backgrounds. Many of these available roles are for casual crossing supervisors, who fill in for our permanent supervisors when they are away. Casual supervisors can become permanent when there is an available role.

Our school crossing supervisors are trained in road safety and have a current Working with Children check carried out by Victoria Police.
You can see the current vacancies for School crossing supervisor roles on our Current vacancies page.