Australasian Transport Research Forum

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The ATRF is the principal transport research conference in Australia and New Zealand. It brings together transport researchers, policymakers, advisors and practitioners from a range of disciplines to share and build upon the latest research and thinking. The conference is held in a different location each year.

The ATRF is underpinned by a three-level organisation.

  • The Executive Committee comprises representatives of academia, federal and state governments and private consultancies across Australia and New Zealand and it coordinates the forward program for the conference.
  • The Scientific Committee oversees the peer review of conference papers submitted for the annual conference.
  • The Local Organising Committee has primary responsibility for running the conference in the host city.

News & Updates

40th Australasian Transport Research Forum

The 40th Australasian Transport Research Forum will be held in Darwin from Tuesday 30 October to Thursday 1 November 2018. The conference web site is located at

We look forward to seeing you in the Northern Territory.

39th Australasian Transport Research Forum

The 39th Australasian Transport Research Forum in Auckland is now over.

Congratulations and thanks for a job well done to the Local Organising Committee and support team as well as the Scientific Committee and multitude of reviewers, speakers and session chairs.

Congratulations to the following prize winners:

  • John H Taplin Prize for Best Paper: Graham Currie and Chris De Gruyter for the paper titled: Exploring the Sustainability of Public Transport in Australia.
  • David Willis Memorial Prize for Best Student Paper: Alexa Delbosc, Rahman Shafi, Dinith Wanninayake and Joseph Mascaro for the paper titled: Understanding Safety and Driver Behaviour Impacts of Mini-Roundabouts on Local Roads.
  • Professional Practice Prize for the Best Professional Practice Paper: Gerda Kuschel, Andrew Cooper and Jayne Metcalf for the paper titled: Evaluating Bus Emissions: What Colour, How Big and How Much is That Elephant in the Window?