About National Road Transport Association

With a proud history dating back to 1948, NatRoad operates to represent its members and as advocates for the $40 billion road freight industry that includes more than 45,000 large and small trucking companies employing more than 140,000 people in transporting goods throughout Australia

NatRoad is a not-for-profit Association that is 100% funded via its membership fees and business partnerships. No funding is provided by government or unions.

With members in every state and territory in Australia NatRoad is the only member-based road transport association to fully represent the industry. A member of the Australian Trucking Association (peak industry body) we work closely with the other member associations on industry matters.

We know the road transport industry. Our board is made up of individuals who run transport businesses, and have members from owner-drivers to road freight and large fleet operators, representing all aspects of the industry – general freight, road trains, livestock, tippers, express car carriers, as well as tankers and refrigerated operators.

Our team has the expertise to help you, whether big or small. We make it easier for you to run your business by providing legal advice, assistance, and representation to enable your business to be sustainable and commercially viable.



NatRoad is committed to providing leadership, support and development of its members and stakeholders in the road transport industry. We strive to maximise members’ long term viability by providing tools, networking opportunities and industry education.

Our key areas of focus are:

  • National uniformity of regulation
  • Promotion of safety and compliance
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Positive community awareness
  • Fair and equitable Workplace Relations framework


NatRoad Ltd, the National Road Transport Operators Association, was formed in 1994 when the Long Distance Road Transport Association (started in 1948) and the National Transport Federation (started in 1986) decided to combine their respective strengths. From this partnership, NatRoad has developed into Australia’s leading Association for long distance and regionally based road freight operators.

In 2008, NatRoad merged with the Australian Road Train Association to create the largest and most powerful grass roots national representative organisation in Australia.