Here’s a look at some of the trucking events to add to your calendar in the coming months.
Brisbane Truck Show
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and South Bank Parklands will be wall to wall with the latest and best trucks, trailers, technology, components and equipment when the show returns in 2023.
Heritage Truck Association Annual Show
Rocklea Showgrounds, QLD
A weekend of fun and activities at the Rocklea Showgrounds, located corner of Marshall Road and Goburra Street. Open 8am to 5pm Saturday, May 20 and 8am to 3pm Sunday, May 21. A huge array of vintage and heritage trucks, vintage cars, vintage tractors and more. Food and refreshment vans. Entry is $5 for adults and children under 14 are free.
Putty Road Truck Drivers Memorial Service
Held at Garry Miller Memorial Park, Putty Rd, Milbrodale. Service starts at 1pm. Local school providing refreshments from 11am. Afterwards, ticketed reunion dinner at 6pm, Charbonnier Hotel, Singleton at $60 per head. For dinner tickets and accommodation phone Marie Warby on 0414 631 206 or 02 4578 5492. Memorial enquiries phone Paul Crollick on 0427 472 250 or Shane Kent on 0419 287 159 or see the Facebook page.
Alexandra Truck, Ute & Rod Show
Celebrating the 26th year of the Alexandra Truck, Ute & Rod Show on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in June 2023. Sunday Show ‘n Shine on Alexandra’s main street, includes live music, Victorian woodchop tournament, exhibitions and trade displays, kids’ amusements and Truck Show Day raffle draw. Be early on Saturday for the local markets, convoy and truck driver’s memorial service at 2pm and sponsors’ dinner at 6pm.
Wauchope Yesteryear Truck & Machinery Show
Wauchope Showground, NSW
Featuring historic and late model working trucks, vintage cars and tractors, machinery, motorcycles and stationary engines. Plus market stalls, swap meet and family entertainment. Free entry for exhibitors. $10 weekend camping. Saturday night fully catered meal and unreserved auction with proceeds to charity.
Casino Truck Show
Show sponsored by North Coast Petroleum. The Highway Lights Parade will roll through Johnston and Centre Streets from 10am on Saturday. Truck registrations ($30 each) from 6am at the Casino Industrial Area on the town’s east side. Includes live music, amusements and markets. Over $12,000 in cash and prizes. Presentation at 2pm. Plus plenty of blinged up trucks from all across Australia will be parked in the CBD. Bobtail and rigid trucks only.
2023 Australian Festival of Transport
National Road Transport Hall of Fame, Alice Springs
The National Road Transport Hall has announced the 2023 Australian Festival of Transport. The four-day event will include welcoming the new inductees onto the prestigious Shell Rimula Wall of Fame and the Legends Gala Dinner that will incorporate the first annual ‘Transport Women Unite Red Ball’ on Saturday night. The Red Ball will also be host to the inaugural Transport Women Dream Maker Award. This award is to recognise the women in the industry who work behind the scenes, and help those who front the organisation to achieve their dreams, whether it be an owner/operator, a family business or a large company.
NatRoad Conference 2023
Gold Coast, Queensland
After a difficult two years for road freight operators, NatRoad is pleased to invite members to the NatRoad National Conference 2023, to be held at the RACV Royal Pines Resort, Benowna on Queensland’s Gold Coast from September 27 to 29. Includes the ‘NatRoad Parliament’ and the NatRoad Awards presented at the Gala Dinner.
Lights On The Hill Memorial Convoy
September 30 & October 1
The 2023 Lights on the Hill Memorial Convoy is planned to be held on September 30 en route to Gatton Showgrounds with the Memorial service to be held on October 1 at the Lake Apex Memorial wall. Live music at the showgrounds includes The Wolfe Brothers, Josh Setterfield, Hayley Jensen, Will Day, Kerry Kennedy & Double Barrel and more.
Brisbane Convoy for Kids
Following a successful 2022 event, planning is already underway to make the 2023 Brisbane Convoy for Kids even bigger and better. Along with the main convoy, there will be a truck show, family fun and entertainment, and an evening fireworks display.
Touted as the largest truck and motorbike convoy in the Southern Hemisphere, the Illawarra Convoy raises funds for individuals and families affected by potentially life threatening medical conditions, together with charities that work with these people, and local hospitals.
Castlemaine Rotary Truck Show
After a hugely successful 2022 event, the Castlemaine Rotary Truck Show is going to be back for two days in November. Like the previous iteration, this year’s event is also expected to see an estimated 300 trucks and 3,000 people on the ground over the weekend. There will be heaps of food including a special truckie breakfast event on Sunday.
Have you got an event you’d like included in the next What’s On calendar? Email all the details to firstname.lastname@example.org.