Website banner








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.

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.

Key dates

Submissions open: 1 February 2023

Submissions close: 28 April 2023

Conference registration opens: 14 August 2023

Final paper review outcome: 8 September 2023

ATRF Conference: 29 November – 1 December 2023


Would you like your organisation to show its support for the ATRF Conference?


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.