Austroads is the association of Australian and New Zealand road transport and traffic authorities. Austroads members are the six Australian state and two territory road transport and traffic authorities, the Department of Infrastructure and Transport, the Australian Local Government Association and the New Zealand Transport Agency. The members are:
Roads and Maritime Services New South Wales
Roads Corporation Victoria
Department of Transport and Main Roads Queensland
Main Roads Western Australia
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure South Australia
Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources Tasmania
Department of Transport Northern Territory
Territory and Municipal Services Directorate Australian Capital Territory
Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure and Transport
Australian Local Government Association
New Zealand Transport Agency
Austroads members are collectively responsible for the management of over 900,000 kilometres of roads valued at more than $200 billion representing the single largest community asset in Australia and New Zealand. Each year in excess of $18 billion is spent on roads across Australia and New Zealand which is a significant investment by all levels of government.
Austroads vision is to be recognised for leadership in providing high quality information and advice and fostering research in the Australasian road and road transport sectors.
Austroads purpose is to:
promote improved Australian and New Zealand transport outcomes
provide expert technical input to national policy development on road and transport issues
promote improved practice and capability by road agencies
promote consistency in road and road agency operations.
Austroads is governed by a board, comprising the chief executive, or their nominee from each member organisation. The board generally meets three times each year as a minimum and has responsibility for providing clear policy and strategic direction. It also monitors the performance of Austroads against strategic objectives and approves the annual work plan and budget.
In March 2013 Austroads and the Transport and Infrastructure Senior Officials' Committee (TISOC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to implement a closer collaborative relationship for delivering national reform projects.
The Austroads’ National Office provides secretariat support to the Austroads’ Board, coordinates Austroads’ operations and provides support for programs and projects. The National Office also arranges the publication and dissemination of Austroads outputs, promotes knowledge sharing and manages Austroads’ international involvement.
For more information about Austroads’ operations, work program and financial status, Austroads’ annual reports can be viewed here: