Safe, efficient and sustainable domestic and international transport systems are vital to Australia's continuing prosperity.

The Australian Government, through the department, contributes to the prosperity of the economy and the wellbeing of all Australians by supporting and enhancing our transport systems.

The department provides strategic policy advice to assist the government to shape the framework underpinning road, rail, maritime and aviation transport in Australia. Through its central office located in Canberra and its regional office network, the department provides a diverse range of day-to-day services to the transport sector and the community.