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Special conference theme

The conference will have a special focus on climate action in transport. While all transport topics remain important, papers, keynote speakers, site visits and sponsorships related to this theme are highly encouraged. This will stimulate lively discussion and forward-looking thinking to move the transport research agenda towards a net zero future.

Keynote speakers

We are thrilled to announce the keynote speakers for the ATRF 2023, as we have lined up an incredible roster of keynote speakers.

Dr Alan Finkel AC

Glenn Lyons

Peter Woronzow

Adrian Warner

Professor Graham Currie FTSE

Professor Julie Lee

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Save the date

Wednesday 29 November – Friday 1 December 2023

We are pleased to announce that the 44th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF) Conference will be held in Perth, Western Australia, from Wednesday, 29 November to Friday, 1 December 2023.

Registrations now open

We are pleased to announce the early opening of the registrations due to a number of requests.

Registrations close on Sunday 3 November 2023.

This year, we have received 138 submissions which show a record-breaking number for Perth. We would like to thank all those authors and co-authors who have contributed. We would like to also thank many reviewers who have volunteered to review the papers. The conference would not succeed without your contributions. Thank you.

We expect to see a large number of attendees this year. We hope many of you can join.

Conference program

We are pleased to release the conference program. Click the link below to see the program.


Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF) has become a premier transport research forum in Australasia that seeks to maintain open dialogue among researchers, policymakers, advisors and practitioners, stimulating debate and forward-looking considerations of transport research across a wide range of subject areas. We look forward to continuing this journey and welcoming you to Perth for the next forum.

Local organiser

The Planning and Transport Research Centre (PATREC), a collaboration between Western Australian Government and universities, is pleased to coordinate the ATRF Conference 2023 at the University of Western Australia (UWA).


Perth photos

The Western metropolis is the sunniest capital city in Australia, and its people are as bright as the blue skies overhead. Summer arts festivals collide with days on the water, walks in one of the largest inner-city parks, and half-hour drives to fringing wineries and bushland where you can see kangaroos and cockatoos. Rottnest Island/Wadjemup, famous for its smiling quokkas and picture-perfect bays, is only a 30-minute ferry trip across the ocean.