Local government is a member of Austroads through the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA).
In addition there is an agreement between Austroads, the ALGA and the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA).
The agreement recognises that local roads comprise around 85% of the Australian road network and are important for social and economic development within communities. The agreement seeks to improve communication between the three organisations and their constituents.
Austroads members can download PDF versions of the Austroads Guides for free. This includes all local councils in Australia and New Zealand.
To request your user login and password for free access please send an email from your work email address to
Local government representatives on Austroads task force and working groups are:
Assets Task Force
Manager, NSW Roads and Transport Directorate
Australian Local Government Association
12th Floor, 447 Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: 02 8267 3000
Australian Bicycle Council
Parramatta City Council
30 Darcy St, Parramatta NSW 2150
Network Task Force
Senior Manager, Traffic Management and Safety
Department of Territory and Municipal Services, ACT
Locked Bag 2000, Civic Square ACT 2608
Pavement Technology Task Force
Director of Engineering Services
Gladstone Regional Council