Our role and purpose are established through the National Transport Commission Act 2003 (NTC Act) and the Inter-governmental Agreement for Regulatory and Operational Reform in Road, Rail and Intermodal Transport.
We are accountable to Australian transport ministers through the Infrastructure and Transport Ministers’ Meeting (ITMM), comprising Commonwealth, state and territory ministers responsible for transport and infrastructure, and local government representation. We work closely with the ministers’ advisory body, the Infrastructure and Transport Senior Officials’ Committee (ITSOC), which includes the heads of Commonwealth, state and territory agencies as well as other transport bodies.
Australian transport ministers provide further direction and guidance through their:
Statement of Expectations
The statement outlines transport ministers' expectations concerning the operations and performance of the NTC from 1 July 2019 to 31 December 2021.
The framework contains outputs and timing for transport ministers' to consider and monitor the NTC's Corporate Plan, program of work and budget each year.
Strategic Work Programme
This programme outlines transport ministers' reform priorities and the key activities and projects to achieve these priorities.
Reviews of the NTC
The NTC is reviewed at least every six years as outlined in Section 51 of the NTC Act.
The last scheduled review occurred in 2021. For the outcome of these reviews, see the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications website.
NTC Enterprise Agreement and Determination
The Determination applies to all NTC employees employed under the NTC Act and who are covered under the Enterprise Agreement. Its purpose is to provide employees with increases to their existing salary.