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.
Transport in Australia
An exploration of transport in Australia including objectives, general trends, facts, policy, international obligations and government responsibility.
Freight and supply chains
The freight and logistics sector is a critical component of the national economy. This section contains details on initiatives the Australian Government is undertaking to deliver nationally coordinated and well-planned freight systems supporting a strong and prosperous Australia.
Office of Future Transport Technology
The Office of Future Transport Technology provides strategic leadership to support the safe and legal deployment of future land transport technologies, including connected and automated vehicles and cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS).
Heavy Vehicle Road Reform
The Australian Government is working with state, territory and local governments, as well as industry and community stakeholders, to progress Heavy Vehicle Road Reform.
International engagement bridges the natural barrier created by Australia’s geography.
Transport infrastructure programs
Information on the road, rail, sea and air transport infrastructure programs administered by the department.
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