All Events

The VTA are instrumental in coordinating and running events that promote and recognise excellence in the Australian transport and logistics industry. If you would like more information about events or to stay informed about what is going on in the transport and logistics sector in Australia, please contact us on (03) 9646 8590.

Australian Freight Industry Awards 2017.  To view the highlights of the 2017 awards function please go to the following link:

    18 Mar
    VTA State Conference 2018

    Mantra, Lorne


    The VTA State Conference is again being held at Mantra Lorne on the Great Ocean Road from 18-20 March 2018.

    The VTA is assembling a fantastic line up of speakers to address delegates to the three day event around the theme of

    Profit or Perish: Achieving Sustained Success in Transport.

    Transport operators are in business to facilitate the efficient movement of goods through the supply chain, but to do this it is essential for them to by profitable and successful in their own right. The Victorian Transport Association makes no apology for helping members to be profitable and successful, which is why State Conference 2018 has been developed with sustained profitability and success for transport operators as a core theme.

    The VTA is assembling a highly-credentialed list of influential speakers from industry, government academia to address delegates around the key profitability drivers of customers, infrastructure, technology, safety and equipment, and looks forward to welcoming members and other delegates for the two-day conference.


    Sunday, 18 – Tuesday,20 March 2018


    Mantra Resort, Lorne

    Mountjoy Parade, Lorne, VIC, 3232

    PH: 1800 638 834


    Partners’ Program

    For the first time, the VTA has developed a partners’ program for delegates intending to bring a spouse or partner, consisting of a one-hour massage, wine tasting experience at a nearby vineyard, two-course lunch and return transfers. Further information is contained in the flyer.

    The VTA can also arrange discounted accommodation for the Saturday night for any delegates intending to make a long weekend of it and take advantage of the warmer weather and daylight savings. Contact the VTA to add this onto your registration.



    ·         Early Bird Package:  $1,225 inclusive of accommodation, meals and conference materials. Registration by 1 March 2018 to enjoy Early Bird savings.

    ·         2-Day Conference Only:  $1,000 two conference including meals (no accommodation)

    ·         1-Day Conference Only:  $400 inclusive of lunch (Monday OR Tuesday, no accommodation)

    ·         1-Day Conference Only:  $750 inclusive of 1 nights’ accommodation (Sunday OR Monday) and meals

    ·         Full Conference (non-early bird):  $1,380 inclusive of accommodation, meals and conference materials

    GST additional. Register by 1 March 2018 to enjoy Early Bird savings.

    20 Apr
    Annual Women’s Lunch 2018 – Sponsored by TWUSUPER
    09 May
    Port Outlook 2018 – Sponsored by DP World
    10 May
    Ministerial Breakfast 2018 – Sponsored by Zurich Financial Services and SG Fleet
    26 Jun
    Freight Outlook 2018 – Sponsored by Viva Energy Aust, Trimble, TWM Systems and TWUSUPER

    Lifeguards, Port Melbourne

    01 Sep
    VTA Australian Freight Industry Awards 2018

    Palladium Ballroom at Crown
    8 Whiteman Street, Southbank


    The Australian Freight Industry Awards are among the most coveted accolades in the Australian transport industry, and recognise fantastic achievements across a range of categories and sectors. The 2017 award winners will be announced at a special presentation that celebrates their achievements.

    The presentation evening includes a sumptuous three course meal and music and entertainment from some of Australia’s most popular acts including:

    When and Where

    Saturday, 1 September, 2018

    Palladium Ballroom at Crown

    8 Whiteman Street, Southbank


    Formal – black tie.

    07 Dec
    VTA Christmas Lunch 2018

    MCC Members Dining Room, MCG, Level 2
    Use lifts 5,6,7
    Commencing at 12.30pm and concluding at 3.30pm