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 National Transport Commission (NTC) an independent statutory authority focussed on national reform of Australia’s road, rail and intermodal transport networks.

We help to make our land transport system safer, more productive and reduce the impact on our environment.

We do this by working with our stakeholders to develop and champion national policy and legislative reform proposals designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Australia’s transport laws and regulations.

Once these proposals have been approved by ministers at the Transport and Infrastructure Council they are implemented by bodies such as state and territory transport departments and agencies, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator or the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator.

We have about 40 staff in our Melbourne office and we are led by a board of six commissioners. 

State and territory governments contribute 65 per cent of the NTC’s funding, and the Commonwealth Government provides 35 per cent. 

Our vision

Australia’s prosperity and community liveability is enhanced by the movement of people and goods. 

Our mission

To champion and facilitate changes that improve productivity, safety and environmental outcomes.

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: 4/1/2017