What’s on: Save the date for these events

Here’s a look at some of the trucking events to add to your calendar in the coming months.


LRTAQ 2021 Annual Conference

July 16-17

Roma, Queensland

The Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Queensland (LRTAQ) will celebrate its 40th anniversary at this year’s annual conference event, returning to the location of the very first meeting in 1981 – Roma. The event will discuss the latest industry developments and the future of the industry.


QTA NQ Women in Transport & Logistics Breakfast

August 4

Townsville, Queensland

At this event at The Ville Resort & Casino, guests will hear from inspiring women who are thriving in their careers. It is open to both men and women and will be based upon the theme ‘Choose to challenge for change’.

Casino Truck Show

August 7

Casino, NSW

From 10am the truck parade will roll through Johnston and Centre Streets in Casino. Registrations will be open from 6am and take place at the Casino industrial area on the town’s east side. Other highlights include live music, amusements and markets, and over $12,000 in cash and prizes. For further information, email

NatRoad Conference

August 19-21

Gold Coast, Queensland

The NatRoad National Conference aims to provide an opportunity for freight operators to get together and reconnect after what has been a very difficult year. Event highlights will include the ‘NatRoad Parliament’ where attendees can debate pressing issues; and the NatRoad Awards which will be presented at the Gala Dinner.

National Road Transport Hall of Fame Reunion

August 23-29

Alice Springs, NT

The National Transport Historical Society and The Old Ghan Historical Society has announced the inaugural Festival of Transport, with new events to be held alongside the usual reunion activities, including introducing the newest members to the Rimula Wall of Fame.

National Skills Week

August 23-29

National event

National Skills Week is dedicated to raising the status of practical and vocational learning. Over 500 events are set to take place across Australia.



September 8-10

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

MEGATRANS is Australia’s leading industry freight and logistics trade exhibition and conference, showcasing multimodal transport solutions. For the first time, MEGATRANS will be held in conjunction with the specialised bulk handling expo, Australian Bulk Handling Expo 2021, with both events taking place side-by-side.

Australasian Road Safety Conference

September 28-30

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

The 2021 Australasian Road Safety Conference will combine in-person and online delivery to ensure people can be involved regardless travel restrictions that may be in place. It aims to align with road safety efforts across Australia, New Zealand and globally, and assist in building road safety capacity.

Trucking Australia 2021

September 29 – October 1

Gold Coast, Queensland

The date is set for the Trucking Australia Conference, presented by the Australian Trucking Association, with further details and VIP conference packages to be released soon.


Lights on the Hill Memorial Convoy

October 2-3

Gatton, Queensland

The memorial convoy gives drivers and their families an opportunity to get together with other truckies in a social environment whilst making the public aware that truckies are the backbone of the country.

TWAL Driving the Difference Conference

October 22 – 24, 2021

Hyatt Place, Melbourne

After being postponed due to the COVID situation in Victoria, the eighth Transport Women Australia Limited Conference has a new date. The event will be emceed by Melissa Strong of Lindsay Australia and will feature various speakers.

Convoy for Kids Sydney

October 31

Sydney, NSW

Since the first Convoy for Kids Sydney in 1992, truckies have raised nearly $3 million for kids’ charities and hospitals in NSW. The upcoming convoy will start from Huntingwood and arrive at Hawkesbury Showground in Clarendon for a fun-filled family day with rides, entertainment, food and stalls.


Boyup Brook Ute and Truck Muster

November 20

Boyup Brook, WA

Held together with the Boyup Brook Country Music Festival, this event aims to celebrate Aussie vehicles with an impressive display.

Illawarra Convoy

November 21

Illawarra, NSW

The Illawarra Convoy and Family Fun Day is the largest truck and motorbike convoy in the Southern Hemisphere, raising much needed funds for various charities.

Brisbane Convoy for Kids and Truck Show

November 6

Redcliffe Showgrounds, Queensland

Raising money for Hummingbird House, the truck and bike convoy will run from Forest Lake to Redcliffe Showgrounds, where there will be a truck show, awards presentation and a spectacular fireworks display.

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