The LBRCA Conference is the BIGGEST event of the year. An annual gathering of fellow truckies, government, suppliers and industry representatives to discuss the challenges in road freight and work on practical solutions together.

2019 takes us to the heart of the Riverina, GRIFFITH, on 21 – 23 February for the very first time!

Join us to:

  • Work together to achieve safer roads, fairer loads and less red tape
  • Learn about changes in industry that will affect you and your business
  • Participate in Q&A sessions with regulators and others in the supply chain as we seek workable solutions to problems on the road
  • Get practical advice on making your transport business more profitable
  • Watch demos, explore the truck and trailer display and grab some deals
  • Connect with your community and be part of Australia’s biggest gathering of Rural Transporters

Conference Highlights and Key Events

Interactive audience voting system to ensure the views of all delegates are not only heard but seen too. Each delegate will be provided with their own electronic voting device.

Break out sessions will be structured as roundtables where delegates will discuss, resolve and recommend pathways forward for various components of the industry (i.e., fatigue, bulk specific, livestock specific, telematics and technology, accreditation and schemes)

Revised plenary sessions that provide more to the delegation not just a speech festival. The right amount and level of speakers who have the right experience and abilities to help influence LBRCA member opportunities!

Preliminary Program

Thursday 21 February

  • Committee meeting (all LBRCA members welcome)
  • Meet-and-greet to be held on Thursday evening prior to the official conference proceedings. Network with other conference guests in the relaxed surrounds of the local Exies RSL Club.

Friday 22 February

  • Official Opening and Keynote Address
  • Young Driver Award Finalist Presentation
  • Federal Focus and Facts
  • Reflection, Reason and Resolution
  • Industry Case Study | Lessons Learnt: Legal Litigation and their potential impacts on industr y
  • Intelligent Transport Systems: IT’S important to understand
  • Impacts and Consequences of Non-Safety Related or Inconsistent on-Road enforcement
  • Review, Rundown and Recap: Transport Authority Perspectives
  • Safety in Saleyards and other Livestock Facilities: Truth or Dare?
  • Superannuation Simples: How much do you really need to retire?
  • ‘Tuscany Tipple’ Happy Hour including a 2-metre grazing table filled with fresh local salamis, fruit, cheeses and other fresh local delicacies, washed down with a selection of McWilliams wines, fresh ales and light entertainment. A selection of art from the local gallery will be on display for purchase alongside local artist Dennis Forner who will be showcasing his skills in a live landscape painting demonstration.
  • ‘Taste of Italy’ Dinner and entertainment including an enormous Italian feast, entertainment by Australia’s #1 Stand Up Ventriloquist Darren Carr.

Saturday 23 February

  • Rural Crime and Stock Theft Implications to the HV Transport Sector
  • Fact or Fatigue?
  • The Power of Three: Effluent, Truck Washes and Bio-Security
  • Break-out Sessions
  • LBRCA Annual General Meeting
  • ‘Bootleggers Bar’ Happy Hour inclusive of a dedicated “Photo Booth’ with hundreds of props, local wine and delectabkle canapes showcasing even more of the Riverina’s fresh local products.
  • Blue Ribbon Sponsors ‘Roaring Twenties’ Gala Dinner including a three-course alternate drop feast, announcement of our 2019 Young Driver of the Year, ‘The Great LBRCA Charleston Dance Competition’, followed by an inspirational keynote speaker, our spectacular annual auction and finishing up with some good old fashioned dancing and laughter.

Full Registration includes:

  • 1.5 Days of informative sessions
  • Full catering including Morning Tea, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2 x Happy Hours (Beer and local wines)
  • “Taste of Italy” Friday Night Dinner & Auction
  • Saturday Night Blue Ribbon “Roaring Twenties” Gala Dinner
  • Gift bag containing convenient items from our valued sponsors


Special Guests

Darren Carr

Australia’s #1 Stand Up Ventriloquist: Friday Night, Darren and his crazy cast of characters will be delivering a hilariously entertaining performance that is bound to have you crying with laughter.


Details Price Qty
Full Registration - Membersshow details + $375.00 (AUD)  
Full Registration - Non Membersshow details + $495.00 (AUD)  
Full Partners Programshow details + $375.00 (AUD)  
Friday Conference Day Session Only (including lunch)show details + $110.00 (AUD)  
Friday's "Taste of Italy" Dinner Only (includes happy hour)show details + $180.00 (AUD)  
Saturday Conference Day Session Only (including lunch)show details + $90.00 (AUD)  
Saturday Blue Ribbon "Roaring Twenties" Gala Dinner Only (includes happy hour)show details + $200.00 (AUD)  

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