Industry Bodies

Road Industry

Australian Trucking Association (ATA):

The ATA is the national peak body that unites the entire trucking industry to provide a single, authoritative voice on relevant issues of national importance. Members of the ATA are state and sector based trucking associations of the nation’s largest transport enterprises and the Transport Workers Union. The ATA undertakes research, consults and informs, and develops and advocates policy that aims to improve the safety, environmental record and viability of the industry

Australian Road Train Association (ARTA):

The ARTA is a not-for-profit industry advocacy organisation run by the Australian road train and multi-combination sector, representing those whose livelihoods are committed to meeting that challenge.

Queensland Trucking Association (QTA):

The QTA is the principal Trucking/Road Freight Industry Association in Queensland, with members servicing all sectors of the urban, regional and long distance freight industry. The QTA actively represents members’ interests and provides a wide range of member services on a state and regional basis.

Rail Industry

Australasian Rail Association (ARA):

The ARA is a member based association that represents the interests of the rail sector in Australia and New Zealand. The fundamental purpose of the ARA is to create an environment that allows the Australian rail industry to prosper. The ARA is actively involved in the development of rail industry policy to ensure the industry’s views are represented when decisions that affect it are being made.

The ARA also assists its members by providing relevant information including new research on a wide range of topics affecting the rail industry including communications, safety and infrastructure.


Maritime Industry

Association of Australian Ports and Maritime Authorities (AAPMA):

The AAPMA Inc. is the peak body representing the interests of ports and marine authorities in Australia. The Association works closely with other peak maritime bodies, other industry associations and Federal Government agencies. It does not take up state issues in a direct manner, but looks at all issues from a national viewpoint

Australian Shipowners Association (ASA):

The ASA promotes the interests of the industry with respect to government policy, human resources, operations and the environment. The ASA also fulfils the role of Australia’s national shipowner association in dealing with public inquiries, commenting on matters from time to time in the media, speaking at public forums on the shipping industry, maintaining a database of materials collected by the secretariat and representing the Association in international forums and so on.

Shipping Australia Limited (SAL):

The major focus of SAL, as a peak industry body, is to advance the interests of ship owners and shipping agents in all matters of shipping policy and safe environmentally sustainable ship operations. SAL members cover many of the major Australian and international ship owners, operators and agency companies involved in bulk, tanker, general cargo shipping, container, passenger and tramp trades.

International Maritime Organisation:

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is a United Nations agency that coordinates international maritime safety and related practices. Its headquarters are located in London. The IMO promotes cooperation among governments and the shipping industry to improve maritime safety and to prevent marine pollution. It has a focus on regulatory development that guides its member states to improve safety at sea and protect the maritime environment.


Air Industry

The International Air Transport Association (IATA)

IATA is an international trade body representing 240 airlines which comprise 94% of scheduled international air traffic. The organisation represents leads and serves the airline industry in general. It develops the commercial standards of the global airline industry.