Roads Australia (RA) is the national peak body for road sector stakeholders.
Our 130-strong membership draws on Australia’s major road and transport industry players from across the public and private sectors.
A not-for-profit, non-political organisation, Roads Australia provides a forum for these players to come together as equals and work towards practical outcomes and policy solutions that deliver safe, cost efficient and reliable roads and road transport solutions for all Australians.
WHY JOIN ROADS AUSTRALIA?
RA functions, in effect, as a college of industry leaders, providing its members with the opportunity to network and engage in policy exchange at the highest level.
RA is unique among industry associations in the breadth and reach of its membership. It includes all the state road agencies, as well as the major constructors, consultants, materials and equipment suppliers, service providers, other key industry associations, and representatives of the freight sector and motoring associations.
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The premier event on the industry calendar is RA's two-day annual Summit and John Shaw Medal Dinner in Sydney. In addition, one-day 'state-of-the-nation' Forums are held in Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth each year.
On top of these, Roads Australia convenes regular industry lunches in all states. Guest speakers typically include ministers and department heads. These lunches are open to the industry at large and are usually attended by between 80 and 200 participants.
RA also convenes regular, more intimate 'single table' lunches and dinners with key decision-makers, ministers and CEO's. These are free but limited to Roads Australia members and their guests.
Our regular policy workshops are also free, and bring together representatives from the public and private sectors of the industry to discuss real industry issues and practical outcomes.
In addition to these, we also host specific events for young professionals and new members, as well as Women in Infrastructure events that focus on gender diversity solutions for the industry.
Find out more about forthcoming and previous events.
WHO CAN JOIN?
RA welcomes applications for membership from organisations directly involved in the road and transport industry. This includes road agencies, government bodies, contractors, consultants, technology specialists, manufacturers, equipment suppliers, education providers, service providers and research facilities.
We also welcome other industry associations who already represent their members in the road sector. Through RA, these organisations can maximise their level of engagement across the industry.
THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
Roads Australia provides an outstanding forum for industry players who want to stay in touch with each other and the process of policy formulation.
Roads Australia was officially recognised by the Federal Government in March 2005 as the national peak body for road transport stakeholders. Roads Australia is the natural industry contact when it comes to matters of national industry importance.
- Membership of Roads Australia identifies participants as the principal players in Australia's road system.
Roads Australia embraces the leading stakeholders in the industry. No other body in the industry has so many.
- Roads Australia provides outstanding access to the largest players.
- Roads Australia provides a 'quality' networking opportunity.
Roads Australia is the only national body covering the entire road transport sector. It includes other peak industry bodies and government agencies that don't join other industry associations.
- Roads Australia provides a "one stop shop" for the road transport sector.
- Roads Australia offers access to stakeholders who cannot be reached through other industry bodies.
- Roads Australia provides outstanding opportunity to reach customers and clients.
Roads Australia's diverse calendar of events provides an unparalleled industry networking experience.
- The top people come because the top people come.
RA members keep abreast of what's happening in their industry via our own fortnightly e-newsletter, the Insider.
- If you're not receiving the Insider, you're not in the loop.
Roads Australia has regular activities in all states, including policy workshops, lunches, forums and conferences.
- Roads Australia offers a vibrant national program that delivers constant activity in return for membership.
Roads Australia's is not an advocacy organisation. Instead, we provide the mechanism to influence the national agenda by bringing all sides together inside our 'tent'. This collaborative (rather than adversarial) approach enables our members to discuss real issues openly and honestly with decision-makers, focussing on practical outcomes.
- Roads Australia provides members with the opportunity to influence national policy development at the highest level.A
Value for Investment
Roads Australia does not duplicate the services of other industry associations (e.g. IR advice, training, sectional advocacy). Roads Australia has a small staff focused on highly specific services. Roads Australia is a not-for-profit owned and managed by a Board of its own members.
- Roads Australia membership offers excellent value.
HOW TO JOIN
Download a Roads Australia membership registration form HERE.Once completed, please return the form, together with your organisation's logo, to our Director of Membership and Programs, Hannah Sauvarin.