About NTC / Who we are & what we do

The NTC is an inter-governmental agency charged with improving the productivity, safety and environmental performance of Australia’s road, rail and intermodal transport systems.

Who we are & what we do

The NTC is an independent advisory body.

We provide quality, impartial advice and national land transport reform proposals to government through the Transport and Infrastructure Council. The Council consists of Commonwealth, state and territory ministers responsible for transport and infrastructure.

The NTC contributes to the achievement of national reform priorities which are agreed by the Council. The Council’s current strategic reform priorities are:

  • Sustainable funding for transport and infrastructure
  • Embracing innovation and technology in transport and infrastructure
  • Productive and liveable cities and regions
  • Maximising freight productivity.

We are a corporate body established as a national transport reform agency by the National Transport Commission Act 2003.

We are funded by the Commonwealth, state and territory governments. The NTC is located in Melbourne and employs around 40 staff.

Our vision

Our land transport system improves the living standards of all Australians

Our values

At the NTC, how we go about our work and treat other people is just as important as what we do. We have established a set of values, which describe how we need to behave in order to achieve our vision and mission.

  • Teamwork: We act as one team with shared vision, values and purpose.
  • Respect: We value every perspective.
  • Accountability: We take ownership of our actions and behaviours to ensure we achieve our goals.
  • Integrity: We act honestly, ethically and genuinely at all times.
  • Trust: We are focussed on delivering our commitments.
  • Safety: We make safety part of everything we do.

Our strategic objectives

The impacts of our reforms are objectively assessed against the following policy objectives: 

  • improve transport productivity
  • improve environmental outcomes
  • support a safe transport system
  • improve regulatory efficiency.


Last Updated: 3/12/2018