What’s on – event diary

Save the date for these major industry events in 2021.


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 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 a number of 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’.

LRTAWA Conference

August 14

Perth, WA

The Livestock and Rural Transport Association of WA will host its annual industry day at Burswood on Swan.

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 a difficult year. Event highlights include the ‘NatRoad Parliament’ where attendees can debate pressing issues; and the NatRoad Awards which will be presented at the Gala Dinner.

LRTAV Conference

August 20-21

Bendigo, Victoria

The Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Victoria represents 200 rural operators throughout the state. It will hold its conference weekend at the All Seasons Resort in Bendigo.

SARTA Conference and Dinner

August 21

Adelaide Convention Centre, SA

The South Australian Road Transport Association’s event will be opened by Premier Steven Marshall and Minister Corey Wingard. It will discuss issues impacting the industry including the Heavy Vehicle National Law, driver licencing and more. The dinner will feature industry awards, an auction and live entertainment.

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.

Heatherton Truck Show

August 28

Heatherton, Victoria

The inaugural Heatherton Truck Show will help raise money for Variety, the children’s charity. The day will include a vast display of trucks old and new, awards presentations, food stands, kids activities and more.

QTA Annual Dinner & Awards Night

August 28

Bowen Hills, Queensland

A highlight on the Queensland Trucking Association calendar, the annual dinner and awards night will celebrate the road freight industry in Queensland.



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 a mixture of in-person and online delivery to ensure people can be involved regardless of any travel restrictions that may be in place. The event 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, Qld

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.

Convoy for Kids Sydney

October 31

Sydney, NSW

Since the first Convoy for Kids Sydney in 1992, which was started by truckies, there has been nearly $3 million raised 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.


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 with awards that include everything from Best Decorated Truck to Best Dressed Driver. The evening will culminate in a fireworks display. In 2019, the event raised $140,000 and it’s hoped that can be achieved again.

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