The Australian Government recognises the importance of the freight logistics industry and the impact it has both domestically and internationally.
Australian Freight Councils Network (AFCN)
Currently, Freight Councils operate in Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia. These Councils are jointly funded by Australian and State Governments with support from the Australian Logistics Industry.
These Councils bring together all players within Australia's freight logistics chains. They have the role of improving Australia's regional and urban logistics-chain performance.
Collectively, the Councils are known as the Australian Freight Councils Network (AFCN).
On 15 June 2011, the Government extended funding of Freight Councils for a further three years until 2013–14, at a maximum cost of $1.2 million (GST exclusive) per year.