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The LRTAQ 2021 Annual Conference is scheduled for 9 – 11 April, and to mark our 40th anniversary we are headed back to where it all started – Roma – the location of the very first meeting of the LTAQ back in 1981.

LRTAQ and industry members, suppliers, service providers and government representatives are invited to join us over the three days to receive the latest updates, discuss the future of our industry, and enjoy great social events.

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Conference overview

Transport Forum

The Haulmark Trailers Transport Forum will be held across the Friday and Saturday of conference and will provide an opportunity for our members to hear directly from industry partners, decision makers and government representatives from across the transport sector. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear the latest updates on the future of our industry, and on key policy matters such a fatigue management and chain of responsibility. Accompanying the Transport Forum is a Trade Showcase, where our sponsors and service providers will have the opportunity to showcase vehicles, equipment, products and services to attendees. It’s an opportunity to catch up with old friends build new business relationships.

Partner Tour

Partners are welcome and encouraged to attend the LRTAQ conference. A half day tour has been developed to coincide with the Transport Forum and includes a tour of Roma town, and a paint and sip class in a relaxed and social environment – no experience required, our experienced teacher will coax out those creative juices.

Welcome Reception

The 2021 Annual Conference social program kicks off with the Welcome Reception on the evening of Friday 9 April. This event will be held poolside at the Roma Explorers Inn.

Clay Target Shooting

Attendees will enjoy an afternoon of relaxed fun and friendly competition at the beautiful Roma Clay Target Club. No experience is needed as a thorough safety induction and hands-on assistance from qualified volunteer instructors will keep the competition flowing with prizes to be won. Drinks and light finger food will be served on the open verandah overlooking the complex. Bus transfers to and from Roma Explorers Inn will ensure guests arrive back in time to prepare for the Bull Carter’s Ball that evening.

Bull Carter’s Ball

The conference culminates in the legendary “Bull Carter’s Ball” on the evening of Saturday 10 April. To mark the significance of our 40th year, this event will be black tie, with a special guest speaker.  Members past and present, industry partners, service providers and government representatives are invited to join us to celebrate 4 decades of service to the livestock and rural transport industry. This event includes a three course meal, presentation of the LRTAQ Young Person in Transport Award, Auction and of course the traditional open bar.

Contact information

For any questions about the program, registrations or sponsorship enquiries, please contact Laney O’Neil, LRTAQ Secretariat Manager on or 0447 349 214.

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At a glance

Thursday, 8 April 2021
– 8:30am – 2:00pm: LRTAQ Management Committee Meeting
– 3:00pm – 4:00pm: LRTAQ Annual General Meeting
– 6:30pm – 9:00pm: LRTAQ Management Committee Dinner

Friday, 9 April 2021
– 8:30am – 5:00pm: Transport Forum (Conference session Day 1)
– 10:00am – 2:30pm: Partner tour
– 5:00pm – 9:00pm: Welcome Reception

Saturday, 10 April 2021
– 8:30am – 1:00pm: Transport Forum (Conference session Day 2)
– 2:00pm – 4:30pm: Clay Target Shooting
– 6:30pm – late: Bull Carter’s Ball

Sunday, 11 April 2021
– 8:00am – 9:30am: Farewell Breakfast

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Venue and accommodation

The LRTAQ 2021 Annual Conference will be held at Roma Explorers Inn,

Roma Explorers Inn is centrally located only 2km from the centre of town and easily accessible from the airport thanks to the complimentary courtesy bus.

Accommodation bookings should be directed to Roma Explorers Inn on (07) 4620 1400. Mention you are with the LRTAQ to secure the conference rate. Alternatively, you can book online through their website.



For event and sponsorship enquiries, please contact LRTAQ Secretariat Manager Laney O’Neil at or on 0447 349 214.