The Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association (ALRTA) is the peak body representing road transport businesses servicing the agricultural supply chain.

Our primary aim is to work with governments, industry, community and media to ensure that rural road transport is a safe, responsible and productive part of regional economies and communities.

Founded in 1985, we are a federation of six state associations including:
Livestock, Bulk and Rural Carriers Association of New South Wales
Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Victoria
Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of South Australia
Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Western Australia
Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Queensland
Livestock Transporters Association of Tasmania

Individual transport businesses become members of our state associations, and in turn, each state association is a member of the ALRTA. This structure allows our family of associations to deal with issues at the local, state and national levels.

Large transport operators that operate across state borders and that are financial members of an ALRTA state member association may be eligible to join the ALRTA Large and National Member Chapter.

Together our associations represent around 850 transport businesses including owner-drivers, small fleet operators and large fleet operators with hundreds of trucks and trailers.

The ALRTA is governed by a National Council comprising representatives of our six state member associations and the National Member Chapter. The National Council is serviced by a secretariat located in Canberra and supported by our National Partners:

The ALRTA is a member of the:
Australian Trucking Association
Council of Small Business Organisations of Australia
Associations Forum