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Due to COVID-19 impacts, this event is postponed to Friday 16 and Saturday 17 July 2021. More information to come.


The Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Queensland (LRTAQ) 2021 Annual Conference is scheduled for 9 – 11 April. We invite you to join us as we mark our milestone 40th anniversary. Fittingly, we are headed back to where it all started – Roma – the location of the very first meeting of the then LTAQ back in 1981.

LRTAQ members, 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.

For many of our members and supporters, the LRTAQ Annual Conference is also an opportunity to catch up with friends and colleagues and build new and lasting business relationships. Partners are welcome and encouraged to attend the conference, and there is a Partner Tour on the Friday we hope you’ll take up.

Our annual conference is made possible through the generous support of our valued sponsors and we’d like to acknowledge and thank them for their contribution to the sustainability and prosperity of the rural transport industry.

If you have any questions about the conference, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Laney at the LRTAQ Secretariat.

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At a glance

Wednesday, 7 April 2021
– 8:00am – 5:00pm: Livestock Transport and Handling Workshop, Roma Saleyards

Thursday, 8 April 2021
– 8:00am – 5:00pm: Livestock Transport and Handling Workshop, Roma Saleyards
– 8:30am – 2:00pm: LRTAQ Management Committee Meeting, Roma Saleyards
– 3:00pm – 4:00pm: LRTAQ Annual General Meeting, Roma Saleyards
– 6:30pm – 9:00pm: LRTAQ Management Committee Dinner, The Club Hotel

Friday, 9 April 2021
– 8:30am – 3:00pm: Transport Forum (Conference session Day 1)
– 3:00pm – 5:00pm: Trade Showcase networking
– 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: Afternoon “pots and shots”, Roma Clay Target Club
– 6:30pm – late: Bull Carter’s Ball

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

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Conference overview

Haulmark Trailers 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.

Western Star Welcome Reception

The 2021 Annual Conference social program kicks off with the Western Star Welcome Reception on the evening of Friday 9 April. Attendees will enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner and drinks.

Perrier Ryan “Pots and Shots”

Attendees will enjoy an afternoon of relaxed fun and friendly competition at the beautiful Roma Clay Target Club. Drinks and light finger food will be served on the open verandah overlooking the complex.

For those joining in on the friendly competition, no experience is needed as a thorough safety induction and hands-on assistance from qualified volunteer instructors will keep the competition flowing. Participation in the shooting is optional, and observers can enjoy the afternoon on the verandah.

Bus transfers to and from Roma Explorers Inn will ensure guests arrive home by 4:30pm.

Brown and Hurley, Cummins and Kenworth 2021 LRTAQ 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.

Kingbars Farewell Breakfast

To wrap up the conference, attendees and partners are invited to a casual breakfast on Sunday morning.

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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Venue and accommodation

The LRTAQ 2021 Annual Conference will be held at Roma Explorers Inn. For convenience, attendees are encouraged to book their accommodation with Roma Explorers Inn or the Overlander Homestead Motel.

[Fully booked Saturday 10 April] 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.

[Fully booked Saturday 10 April] The Overlander Homestead Motel is located directly across the road from the conference venue. Accommodation bookings should be directed to the Overlander Homestead on (07) 4622 3555. Alternatively, you can book online through their website.

The Roma Central Motel is located a one to two minute drive from the conference venue. It offers contemporary well-appointed accommodation in the heart of Roma. Contact the Roma Central Motel directly on 07 4622 8745 or book online here.

Event and sponsorship enquiries

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