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About Us

Roads Australia is a not-for-profit, non-political industry association whose 140+ members include all of Australia's road agencies, major contractors and consultants, motoring clubs, service providors, and other relevant industry groups.

RA does not advance sectional interests. Instead, it serves as an indispensable focus group, bringing together road and transport agencies and industry players to engage on a range of practical and policy issues that are - at their core - about delivering the best transport outcomes for all Australians.

RA runs more than 80 events a year, ranging from policy workshops and single-table lunches with ministers and department heads to major industry networking lunches and international study visits.

RA also manages leadership development programs for the industry, actively promotes gender diversity and social equity issues across the sector, and provides a broad platform for players to share relevant news and information.

Roads Australia represents the International Road Federation (IRF) in Australia and is represented on the World Executive Board of the IRF by our current President, David Stuart-Watt.

See Membership for information on how to become a member, including details on the important role that RA plays as a forum for existing industry associations.

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History

Roads Australia has its origins in the Australian Road Federation and the Australian Road Forum, which together have represented the industry since 1952.

In 2005, as the Australian Road Forum, the organisation was officially recognised by the then Federal Minister for Roads as the national peak body of road transport stakeholders.

In 2008 the organisation was relaunched by the then Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister, Anthony Albanese, as Roads Australia - a name that better reflects our province as the road industry's national stakeholder group.