The next few months are packed with trucking events, from shows to convoys to conferences! Here are some dates for your diaries.
February 10, 2024
The Woolshed @ Emerald Bank, Shepparton, VIC
The NRFA will be holding its annual conference on Saturday February 10. The theme of the conference this year is “Reforming our Industry”. Three panels will take place over the course of the day, with the first two sessions discussing the Closing the Loopholes Bill and the third session addressing the HVNL2 Review. After the conference, attendees are encouraged to head to the nearby Museum of Vehicle Evolution for drinks and a look around, followed by dinner at The Woolshed. Bookings are essential as numbers are limited, and tickets must be purchased prior to January 26. For more information contact Collette Forsyth NRFA Administration Officer on 0493 564 467 or to book tickets head to www.nrfa.com.au.
Merton Show ‘n’ Shine
February 11, 2024
Join in for a fun-filled day at the Merton Show ’n’ Shine. This once-off event will feature classic trucks, cars, bikes and farm machinery, as well as market stalls, food trucks, kids’ entertainment and more. Entries for judging will close at 12pm, with winners announced at 1pm for vehicle of the show, best modified car, and real restoration. All money raised will go toward funding community projects such as sporting facilities, upkeep/restoration of the Memorial Hall and Recreation Reserve, and helping local families in need.
February 17, 2024
Gulgong Showground, NSW
A host of new and old trucks, utes, cars, bikes and machinery will be on display at the Gulgong Showground next month. The Turtle Woods Memorial B&S Display will also be on show, with attractions including live entertainment, comedy duck races, an animal nursery, rodeo, wood chop and more. Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and $5 for children and tickets are available online here. For more information call Rooster Andrews on 0408 615 341.
February 17-18, 2024
Walcha Showground, NSW
Walcha Antique Machinery and Truck Show is hosted by Oxley Riders and includes a tractor trek, street parade, vintage – trucks, bikes, cars, engines, chainsaws and more. Late model trucks and forestry machinery, a tractor pull, market stalls, food stalls and kids’ corner.
February 18, 2024
Beckley Park, VIC
Camp Quality’s Convoy Geelong is a fun way for anyone who drives a truck or motorbike to show their support for kids and families experiencing the challenging realities of a cancer diagnosis. The convoy will travel a 43km route, starting and finishing at Beckley Park, taking in Lara, Corio, Waurn Ponds and Geelong. Attendees can also look forward to a Show and Shine, with rides and entertainment taking place throughout the day.
February 23-24, 2024
Wagga Wagga, NSW
The annual LBRCA conference, held at the Range Clay Target Shooting Range and Function Centre, is a gathering of fellow truck owners and drivers, government, suppliers and industry representatives to focus on the needs of rural and regional heavy vehicle transporters. Issues range from unfair infringements and regulation to unsafe loading and unloading facilities. Attendees can also expect a trade exhibition, the Young Driver of the Year Award presentation, Gala Dinner and Auction Spectacular.
Feb 25, 2024
Craigieburn Central, VIC
Craigieburn’s ninth annual Car, Truck & Bike Show is coming back, with live music, trophies, door prizes and much more. Running from 10am to 2pm, it promises fun for all the family. Entry is $20 per car and truck, $10 per bike and free for the general public, with funds raised going towards the Isabella and Marcus Paediatric Brainstem Tumour fund.
Trade stands welcome.
White Hill Truck Drivers’ Memorial
March 2, 2024
Murray Bridge, SA
The White Hill Truck Drivers Memorial, which was previously held in November, has changed its date to better suit local grain carters. A convoy of trucks will depart from BP Wingfield at 8.30am, to proceed to White Hill (via the East Bound Parking Bay). A service honouring truck drivers who have lost their lives will then take place at the White Hill Truck Drivers’ Memorial Wall at 11am. This year organisers are delighted to bring back the truck show and family fun day, with lots of entertainment for young and old alike.
March 3, 2024
Lockhart Showground, NSW
The Lockhart Heritage Truck Show is coming back for its 15th year at the Lockhart Showground. Incorporating the National Historic Truck and Commercial Vehicle show, its focus in 2024 will be supporting the health and well-being of truck drivers, in conjunction with OzHelp Foundation. In addition to the display of historic trucks and other vehicles, the fun will continue on into the evening with a Country Concert until dark. Prizes will be awarded on the day and there is no entry fee for exhibitors. For registrations and further information, contact Peter Smith 0458 422 808 or Trevor Slater 0407 513 974.
March 3, 2024
Longford Showground, TAS
The Tasmanian Truck Owners & Operators Annual Truck Run is back this March, heading from Glebe to Longford Showgrounds. Join in the fun and help raise some much-needed funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Tasmania.
March 6, 2024
Hillstone, St Lucia Golf Links, QLD
After 12 years of the QTA International Women’s Day Breakfast, the association is making a change, launching a new event to project the growing diversity in the transport and logistics workforce. The aim is to encourage workplaces to embrace a more contemporary mindset around how the industry is promoted, and who will form the workforce of the future.
The breakfast will feature a professionally facilitated panel of speakers, who will share their personal experiences and insights. Speakers include Bronwen Howell (Director of the VE Group, 2023 QTA Trucking Woman of the Year) and Drew Hipwood (Manager of Corporate Affairs, IOR). Tickets are $88 per person or $670 for a table of eight and bookings can be made via this link.
March 10, 2024
Clues Showgrounds, VIC
Organised by the Historic Commercial Vehicle Club Australia (Ballarat branch) and held at the Clunes Showgrounds from 9am to 4pm, this event is open to vehicles over 25 years old. The show has something for everyone, with a vast array of vintage and classic vehicles and motoring memorabilia, as well as working displays and food vans. Entry is $10 for adults, free for children under 16. Camping is also available. For further info contact Murray on 0429 434 306.
March 16-17, 2024
Oakland Recreation Reserve, NSW
The Oaklands Truck Show promises fun for all the family, with car, ute and bike displays on Saturday and a truck show on Sunday, plus kids’ activities, market stalls, raffles, a bar, and live entertainment. The deadline for truck registration is 9am, March 17 and the registration fee is $20. Tickets are $15 for adults, free for children under 16. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Jimmy on 0428 570 325.
March 16-17, 2024
Kyabram Showgrounds, VIC
The Kyabram Mack Muster is a must-attend for Mack fans, featuring all Mack models and associated brands, but it’s also open to other truck makes. There’s free entry for exhibitors, with a Friday BBQ at the showgrounds and a meal at the Kyabram Club with a guest speaker on the Saturday night. For further details phone Dave Willis on 0428 692 753, John Laffan 0427 484 247 or Tim Daws 0458 868 988.
March 17-19, 2024
Phillip Island, VIC
Technology, artificial intelligence, and cyber-security are just a handful of the issues that are currently impacting the transport industry. This year’s VTA State Conference, held at the Silverwater Resort on Phillip Island, will look ahead and examine Future Freight Landscapes and their consequences for modern freight and logistics operations. Experts from the transport industry, regulators, academia, and the government will be present to inform the discussion. Ticket prices start at $638.
March 21-23, 2024
The Goods Shed, Toowoomba, QLD
The Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Queensland (LRTAQ) will be hosting its annual conference in partnership with the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association (ALRTA).
LRTAQ members, industry members, suppliers, service providers and government representatives are all invited to attend to receive the latest updates, discuss the future of our industry, and enjoy great social events.
WA Mack Muster and Truck Show
March 24, 2024
The WA Mack Muster and Truck Show brings Mack and other truck model enthusiasts together at the beautiful Quarry Farm in Byford, WA. The grassroots, family-friendly muster experience promises a fun day out with a truck display, food trucks, a kids’ zone, exhibits, local trucking celebrities and more. The committee raises money for cancer research and encourages everyone to get involved.
April 6, 2024
The Colac Truck & Ute Show is a joint fundraiser for the Volunteer Emergency Services of the Colac Community, a collaborative effort of the Colac Fire Brigade and Colac SES Unit. They are back for their second annual event, which includes a Show ‘n’ Shine, children’s entertainment, live music, general stalls and food. Lots to do for the whole family! Pre-registrations for the show are now open and will continue until March 31, or you can register on the day. Contact email@example.com for more information.
April 6, 2024
Relive the old route from Campbellfield to Albury and watch some amazing vintage trucks as they make their way up the Hume. It’s free for the public to watch the trucks, and entry is $50 per vehicle or $60 includes a Saturday night dinner at Albury Race Club. All vehicles must be over 25 years old, and entries close on March 22. For more details and entry forms go to the Crawlin The Hume 2020 Facebook page, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Robert French on 0409 380 090/Scott Hough on 0417 305 192.
April 17-19, 2024
Organised by the Australian Trucking Association and held at the National Convention Centre in Canberra, this event will feature presentations from leading industry practitioners, government agencies and regulatory bodies, to discuss and shape solutions to the trucking industry’s biggest challenges. Attendees can also look forward to the National Trucking Industry Awards, including National Professional Driver of the Year, plus a Kenworth Legends lunch, Daimler Truck Local Showcase dinner, and ATA Foundation Sponsors Gala awards dinner.
May 13-14, 2024
Cape Shanck, VIC
May 3–5, 2024
Held at Hawksebury Showground, Sydney TruckFest is a major celebration of the trucking industry, showcasing the latest developments in transport technology, equipment, accessories and much more. There is a dedicated section for older vehicles, but the focus is on highlighting new vehicles and advancements. Attendees can also look forward to lots of entertainment, with performers Baylou and The James Brothers already confirmed.
June 9, 2024
The Alexandra Truck Show is back on the long weekend in June next year, with a Sunday Show ‘n Shine on the town’s main street, as well as live music, a Victorian woodchop tournament, exhibitions, trade displays, kids’ amusements and a raffle. Come down on Saturday for the local markets, a convoy and truck driver’s memorial service at 2pm and sponsors’ dinner at 6pm. For more details email email@example.com or phone Gordon Simpson on 0409 577 212.
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