Why join RA?

Roads Australia (RA) brings all the key transport and infrastructure players from government and industry to the one table, creating unprecedented opportunities for high-level networking and influencing of policy outcomes.

As the national peak body for roads within an integrated transport system, RA is the premier policy and networking forum for Australia's transport and infrastructure stakeholders.

Our 150+ members are drawn from across the public and private sectors and include all of Australia's road agencies, major contractors and consultants, motoring clubs, service providers and other relevant industry groups.

We are a not-for-profit and non-political organisation, and with a cross section of government and industry representatives on the RA Board, we are known for having a truly collaborative relationship with government. 

Our members - both public and private sector - come together as equals, driven not by self-interest but focussed on transport outcomes and solutions that benefit the whole Australian community.

We host over 90 events nationally each year, everything from intimate single-table lunches with ministers, agency heads and CEOs to policy workshops, networking events for young professionals, major industry lunches and our national two-day industry Summit.

To join, download the membership registration form and email it (together with your organisation's logo) to Hannah Sauvarin.

The benefits of membership

An unparalleled networking experience

  • Single table lunches (free) Conducted under the Chatham House rule, these comprise of 20-25 people at GM to CEO level engaging in discussion with key government stakeholders on trending industry issues.
  • Industry lunches and Forums (reduced rate for members) Larger networking events that attract anywhere from 100 to 450 people from across the industry spectrum. 
  • Policy workshops (free) Outcome-focused sessions, often with road/transport agency representation, where members can tap directly into the policy formulation process.
  • Board Dinners (free - Tier 1 members and Patrons) A by-invitation, high-level networking dinner that follows immediately after our quarterly Board meeting, attracting 30-40 additional guests predominantly at EGM to CEO level.
  • Emerging Leaders events (reduced rate for members) A series of networking events for the under 35s, focused on building leadership capacity and diversity within the industry.

Find out more about our forthcoming and previous events.

The ability to influence policy outcomes

RA is uniquely placed to facilitate high-level engagement between government and industry in the transport infrastructure sector.

Each year, we bring together road/transport agency heads and CEOs of our Tier 1 members to review, exchange ideas and find common ground on the priority issues that impact on transport planning, procurement, delivery and operation in Australia. 

The issues identified at these workshops drive our ensuing activities across five policy streams - Transport Reform, Safety, Capacity, Journey Reliability and Sustainability. Within each stream, regular workshops allow our members to contribute back into the process.

This 'two-way street' approach ensures our agenda is relevant and represents the best interests of the community as a whole.

Profile your brand and credentials

Members have exclusive opportunities to sponsor, host and speak at RA events. We also actively promote our members to the broader sector via our social media tools, website and industry acclaimed newsletter, the Insider (with a circulation of 14,000 subscribers).

Develop your next generation of leaders

Members can nominate their promising future leaders to be mentored by captains of industry as part of the industry leading Roads Australia Fellowship Program.

Access international opportunities

Opportunity to engage in our annual international study visits, attracting attendees across government and private sector.