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About Us

Roads Australia is a not-for-profit, non-political industry association. Our members are drawn from all corners of the Australian road sector.

We champion the interests of a vital national asset - Australia's road transport system - and provide a forum for policy development, networking and communication.

Specifically, we seek to draw attention to the importance of Australia's road network to the economic and social fabric of the nation, and to ensure that information and decision-making in relation to roads and road transport is well informed and reflects an appropriate level of priorities.

Roads Australia does not, however, engage in lobbying activities within the province of its individual stakeholders, nor does it adopt political positions.

Rather, we provide a forum in which all participants - industry and government - can come together and work co-operatively and effectively in the development of public policy.

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.

Download our corporate and policy profile - why we're here and what we do.


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.



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