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.

  • Information on the road, rail, sea and air transport infrastructure programs administered by the Department.

  • An exploration of transport in Australia including objectives, general trends, facts, policy, international obligations and government responsibility.

  • The Office of Transport Security within the Department is the Australian Government's preventive security regulator for the aviation and maritime sectors, and its primary adviser on transport security.

  • The freight and logistics sector is a critical component of the national economy. This section contains details on Australia's key freight routes, and a range of initiatives to deliver an integrated and multimodal transport and logistics system.

  • Information on the role and activities of the International Transport Forum of which Australia is a founding member.

  • Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) cover any technology applied to transport and infrastructure to transfer information between systems for improved safety, productivity and environmental performance. The Policy Framework for Intelligent Transport Systems in Australia was agreed to by all states and territories at the Standing Council of Transport and Infrastructure (SCOTI) meeting on 4 November 2011.

  • The Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act 1992 makes discrimination on the basis of disability unlawful in a number of areas of life. For further information please follow this link.

  • Information on how the Department is adopting best practice regulation standards in Transport deregulation.


Last Updated: 29 March, 2016