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About Austroads

Austroads ( ) is the association of the Australian and New Zealand transport agencies. They provide high-quality, practical and impartial advice, information, tools and services to aid their members. 

Local government in all states are members of Austroads through the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA). As part of this membership, local government staff and elected representatives in the Northern Territory can access all Austroads publications, technical specifications, tools and services. An agreement between Austroads, ALGA and the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA) aims to enhance communication among the organisations and their members.

Austroads members

Austroads resources for local government

Austroads Guides

Austroads Guides offer practical advice that informs the design, management and operation of road transport networks in Australia and New Zealand. These guides, adopted by road agencies throughout Australasia, outline approved methods, innovative technologies and industry-related procedures.

The Austroads Guides are:

In addition, Austroads publishes several other guide-type publications including:

Austroads also publishes a comprehensive series of technical specifications and test methods for the construction of roads and bridges.

Access the publication library (Link:

Access Austroads Technical Specifications (Link:

Sign up for an Austroads account

To access publications, you’ll need to set up a website account. Accounts are free and allow users full access to the Austroads library. Once you set up your account, you can also sign up for the monthly newsletter RoadWatch Roundup, the publications and events alert service RoadWatch Insights, and other alerts for specific publications and projects.

Create your free account (Link:

Telematics Analytics Platform (TAP)*

A national service aggregating telematics data, TAP offers secure access to valuable insights into heavy vehicle activity on local road networks.

Available to members and road managers on application (Link: ), reports include:

  • Journey counts of participating vehicles by road name
  • Average speed for each road
  • Journeys on all roads in each local government area
  • Journeys by vehicle category/cluster.

Explore the possibilities of the Telematics Analytics Platform.

 *TAP is provided by Transport Certification Australia (TCA), owned by Austroads.


Austroads hosts various online tools to assist local government in the design, construction, and maintenance of their local road network.

These tools include:



Austroads holds regular webinar sessions which cover a wide range of topics. Sessions are free to attend, however registration is essential to ensure you don’t miss out on an opportunity to interact with experts in road transport, learn about new Austroads research and gain insights into the latest industry advancements. 

Check out upcoming webinars (Link:

Watch previous webinar recordings (Link: )


Temporary Traffic Management

Austroads is coordinating changes to improve the safety of temporary traffic management (TTM) workers.  

The Guide to Temporary Traffic Management has been designed to help road authorities meet their legislative responsibilities for workplace and public safety.  It covers the planning, design, and implementation of safe, economical, and efficient TTM.

The National Training Framework for TTM ensures individuals working in the industry are appropriately trained and that their knowledge and skills are maintained.

Austroads Innovative Temporary Traffic Management Device and Solution Assessment Scheme (AITDSA) AITDSA provides a way for innovative devices and solutions, which can be used to improve TTM safety, to be assessed and recommended for use throughout Australia and New Zealand. 

For temporary traffic management enquiries within NT please email 

For other TTM enquiries please contact