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Roads Australia Event Details

2017 RA National Roads Summit (Sydney)

31/05/2017 08:30 to 01/06/2017 15:00

Venue: ICC (International Convention Centre) Sydney

The RA National Roads Summit is the one national event where the industry as a whole comes together to focus on the issues and challenges that affect how we deliver the best value-for-money transport infrastructure outcomes.

Unlike commercial conferences, the RA Summit is run by industry for industry and is the only transport conference that brings all the major roads and transport agencies together in the one place, at the one time.


Where:  ICC (International Convention Centre), 14 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour, Sydney

When:   Wednesday 31st May and Thursday 1st June

Time: Day One - 8am to 4.45pm; Day Two - 8.45am to 2.30pm

Program:   Download the latest program here



In 2017, our theme is Divided road ahead: making sense of the coming transport revolution.

No one doubts that the autonomous vehicle is a game-changer for land transport. But what exactly will the game look like in 20 years? 

  • Will our cities still be going up or out?
  • Will we need more road space or less?
  • Who will own and manage the networks - let alone the vehicles?
  • What will user-charging look like?
  • What's the future for public transport? 

Our 2017 Summit Program also includes sessions on the issues of critical importance to the roads industry here and now, including procurement, asset management, road pricing and funding, safety and network reliability.

We'll also have our popular road agency leaders session, honing in on current agency priorities and strategies across Australia and providing an opportunity for industry to raise practical issues.











The social highlight of our conference, as always, will be the John Shaw Award Dinner at the Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday May 31 - our once-a-year red carpet event to celebrate our industry champions.

Sponsored by Arup, this sell-out dinner attracts over 500 of the industry's movers and shakers, so you have to be quick to secure your corporate table.



Conference Package

Includes day and a half of sessions, John Shaw Award Dinner and day-two closing lunch with Bernard Salt.

John Shaw Award Dinner (only)

The Australian road industry’s most glittering social event, the John Shaw Award Dinner, held in the magnificent surrounds of the Sydney Town Hall.

CLICK HERE to book forward 2017 John Shaw Dinner Only (no conference bookings)

* Pay for 9 and get the 10th seat free. 

Online bookings only with credit card.

If you have any booking queries Contact Rachael Rooney - or phone (03) 5942 7222



Bookings are to be confirmed and paid in full 48 hours prior to the event.  Bookings received 48 hours prior to the event cannot be guaranteed unless a confirmation has been received by the Events Director. Cancellations should be notified in writing by email.  Cancellations received prior to one week before the event will receive a full refund less 25%.   No refund will be applicable for cancellations received after one week prior to the event although substitute delegates are welcomed.    

Please note:  Anyone registering for and/or attending an RA event does so on the condition and understanding that his or her name, company/organisation and title will be provided to other attendees. Registration and/or attendance also implies consent to be photographed at the event, and for those photographs to be used in various media for the purposes of promotion and publicity. Attendees’ names, organisations and/or titles may also be included in accompanying captions.