About Austroads

Austroads is the peak organisation of Australasian road transport and traffic agencies.

Austroads members are collectively responsible for the management of over 900,000 kilometres of roads valued at more than $200 billion representing the single largest community asset in Australia and New Zealand.

Austroads’ purpose is to support our member organisations to deliver an improved Australasian road transport network. One that meets the future needs of the community, industry and economy. A road network that is safer for all users and provides vital and reliable connections to place and people. A network that uses resources wisely and is mindful of its impact on the environment.

To succeed in this task, we undertake leading-edge road and transport research which underpins our input to policy development and published guidance on the design, construction and management of the road network and its associated infrastructure.

We also administer the National Exchange of Vehicle and Driver Information System (NEVDIS), a unique national system which enables road authorities to interact across state borders and directly supports the transport and automotive industries.

Austroads provides a collective approach that delivers value for money, encourages shared knowledge and drives consistency for road users.



  • Austroads conducts strategic research which helps road agencies address current and emerging issues
  • Austroads publishes Guides to promote a nationally consistent approach to the design, maintenance and operation of road networks.
  • Austroads facilitates the sharing of knowledge by widely disseminating research outputs, conducting seminars, and promoting the use of Austroads work.
  • Austroads conducts business activities on behalf of Australasian road agencies.
  • Austroads fosters international collaboration by engaging with and supporting international road organisations.

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Current opportunities

CAV6056 Implications of In-vehicle Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) Systems for Road Operators

The purpose of this project is to investigate the implications of traffic sign recognition features in current model vehicles for road operators.

The project will identify issues with current traffic sign deployments, recommend changes to traffic sign guidelines and standards, and develop a program of information and engagement with road authorities.


This project is expected to produce a report and a program of engagement.

The report will include:

  • a review of current international practice regarding traffic signing practice for traffic sign recognition systems
  • a detailed outline of the methodology used for the evaluation
  • a description of each of the camera technologies evaluated
  • issues found based on on-road evaluation and stakeholder consultation, highlighting whether the issue can only be resolved by road operators, or by vehicle system calibration or design
  • current international practices
  • guidelines and recommendations.

The program of engagement will include webinars, workshops and presentations with road operators (including state and territories, local government and private road operators) to advise on best practice. At a minimum this should include the final project webinar and three presentations/workshops to cover: Qld/Vic/NSW/ACT; New Zealand; and WA/NT/SA. Content of the presentation/webinars will include:

  • the international review
  • findings from the evaluation
  • analysis of the issues
  • a summary and of the recommendations and guidelines for road operators and vehicle manufacturers.

Closing Date: Wednesday 9 August 2017, 5:00 pm AEST


CAV2109 C-ITS Compliance Assessment Framework

Austroads is seeking to identify and assess options for an assurance compliance framework in the area of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) that will ensure the safe operation of C-ITS in Australia and New Zealand.


The consultancy will produce two outputs:

  1. A report setting out the options for the development of a C-ITS compliance assessment framework, including potential governance and process models, technical performance requirements and validation. It is required to be fit for purpose.
  2. A high-level project plan for achieving a C-ITS compliance assessment framework in Australia and New Zealand, taking into account the time and methods by which such a framework might be implemented.

Closing Date: Friday 28 July 2017, 5:00 pm AEST

CAV2109 Evaluation of the European C-ITS platform including a Threat, Vulnerability and Risk Analysis (TVRA) 

Austroads is seeking to evaluate the C-ITS platform under deployment in Europe including a Threat, Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (TVRA) and where Australia and New Zealand (AnZ) may need to deviate from the European implementation. This is deemed necessary to gain an understanding of the system limits and threats posed to the C-ITS environment, so that appropriate measures can be identified to counter and mitigate those threats. The evaluation should identify risks to the C-ITS environment by isolating the vulnerabilities of the environment, assessing the likelihood of a malicious attack on those vulnerabilities, determining the impact that such an attack will have on the C-ITS environment and expanded to cover centre to vehicle services using cellular network for example, 3G/4G/upcoming 5G.

The ETSI TR 102 893 V1.2.1 (2017-03) – Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Security; Threat, Vulnerability and Risk Analysis (TVRA) was conducted in 2017 and it could be used as a framework for the development of this document which is covers the planned C-ITS deployment in AnZ.
AnZ deployment of C-ITS are anticipated in about 2019 and to align with C-ITS deployments in Europe.

Considering the fast pace of technology and cyber security threats, it seeks to reassess the threats, vulnerabilities and risks to Cooperative ITS latest concept described in ISO 21217 communications architecture standard. It also seeks to highlight any relevant system and information threats that are not covered by the 2017 assessment and assess the solutions that Europe Commission are developing under their C-ITS Platform and C-Roads programs.

Deliverables: Research Report

Closing Date: Tuesday 11 July 2017, 5:00 pm AEST