2023 Brisbane Truck Show

The Brisbane Truck Show will return to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 May 2023.

31,000 people attended the 2021 show along with tens of thousands more taking part in the festival activities at South Bank Parklands and other events across Brisbane as part of Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry Week.


Brisbane Truck Show News

Invaluable BTS23 HHTS Partnership outcomes

24 May 23

HVIA partnered with Healthy Heads in Trucks and Sheds as the Official Charity Partner of the 2023 Brisbane Truck Show, and utilised every opportunity to promote positive messaging around mental health and well-being.

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BTS23 opened with a wonderful who’s who

24 May 23

300 leaders of industry attended the BTS23 BP Official Opening Breakfast. The event featured an array of entertainment and inspiration that kicked the 2023 Brisbane Truck Show off to the very best of starts.

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2023 HVIA National Apprentice Challenge results

24 May 23

The 2023 HVIA National Apprentice Challenge went down to the wire before the Queensland team of Lachlan Tate (Brown & Hurley) and Brayden Conaghan (Penske Australia) took out the title with a flawless fault-finding final.

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BTS23 attendance record smashed

21 May 23

The doors have closed on the 2023 Brisbane Truck Show following a record turnout from the heavy vehicle and road freight industries and our friends and family from the length and breadth of Australia and further afield

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Caltex joins HVIA as Principal Partner

17 May 23

Australian fuels and lubricants icon Caltex has joined Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia as a Principal Partner alongside NTI and Wurth. Caltex is a global brand owned by Chevron, one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies which has been present in Australia for more than 70 years.

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BTS23 Showcasing Record Number of Truck Makes and Models

17 May 23

Buoyed by record demand for new trucks over the past 18 months, an all-time high 16 OEMs representing some 23 brands are showcasing their vehicles at this year’s Brisbane Truck Show.

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HVIA pledge for National Road Safety Week 2023

15 May 23

Ahead of this week’s Brisbane Truck Show, organiser HVIA has taken the Road Safety Pledge as part of National Road Safety Week 2023, which marks its 10th anniversary this week.

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Putting our future in the hands of a new generation

3 May 23

We have been delighted by the enthusiasm from students and their schools to come to the 2023 Brisbane Truck Show to look at career opportunities in the heavy vehicle industry.

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Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry Week media launch

19 April 23

This year’s Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry Week officially launched at South Bank, Brisbane this week, unveiling the country’s biggest ever program of heavy vehicle events and activities and the largest display of zero-emissions vehicles in the southern hemisphere.

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BTS23 deliver value for new National Road Safety Action Plan

8 February 23

HVIA says the Government’s latest National Road Safety Strategy takes important steps forward in ensuring that Australia’s heavy vehicle fleet adopts available technologies to improve safety outcomes for every member of the community.

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Harrison Hunkin joins the HVIA team

1 February 23

HVIA welcomes Harrison Hunkin to the team as our new Membership Manager. Harrison is not exactly a new face, as he has spent most of the last year working closely with HVIA members and other Brisbane Truck Show exhibitors.

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Trucksales.com.au showcasing BTS23 exhibitors

25 January 23

Exhibitors who took part in the BTS23 preview magazine are seeing themselves featured on trucksales.com.au.

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ClubBTS 2023 – a winner with the truck show’s biggest fans

18 January 23

VIP passes are exclusively for Brisbane Truck Show exhibitors to “gift” to their clients and prospects; But the general public can’t buy them – and it would devalue them if they could.

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Reaping the rewards of BTS23 Preview Magazine investment

11 January 23

Brisbane Truck Show exhibitors who invested in advertising and editorial for the new BTS23 Special Souvenir Preview magazine are getting much more bang for their buck than perhaps many had realised.

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trucksales.com.au partners with 2023 Brisbane Truck Show

12 December 22

Market-leading transport media outlet trucksales.com.au has penned an exclusive agreement to be the key promotional partner of the 2023 Brisbane Truck Show

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Limited-edition BTS23 Souvenir Preview Magazine is ready

2 November 22

How about a Brisbane Truck Show Souvenir Preview Magazine in your letterbox? The glossy magazine is bigger than any previous show program at 128 pages, chock-a-block with informative features, ensuring visitors get the most out of the highly anticipated show.

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Sunny tracker – All roads lead to Brisbane

2 November 22

In the lead-up to the 2023 Brisbane Truck Show, Sunny, the Brisbane Truck Show mascot, will be dropping through to visit as many of the near-300 exhibitors as possible, criss-crossing the country.

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Champion apprentices reunite at Supercars GC500

2 November 22

It was worth the wait for 2021 National Apprentice Challenge champions, Luke Kneebone of Webster Trucks in Tasmania and Sam Allan of Ballarat Isuzu.

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Ten days in Hanover

5 October 22

IAA Transportation 2022 was the long-awaited return of what is more commonly referred to as the “Hanover Truck Show.” After four years of tumbleweeds the spectacular event was back – not bigger, but certainly with an exciting new story to tell.

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Will you appear in the BTS23 Special Preview magazine?

14 September 22

Bookings for the all-new 2023 Brisbane Truck Show Preview Magazine close next Friday, 23 September.

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Ensuring truck show exhibitors maximise ROI

7 September 22

HVIA is facilitating an onsite information event for 2023 Brisbane Truck Show exhibitors next month. HVIA’s Events team has opened RSVP’s for the famil with a survey designed to ensure the content matches each participant’s needs.

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New Brisbane Truck Show magazines

28 June 22

In a bold new initiative, the 2023 Brisbane Truck Show will feature two high quality magazines including a Special Preview Issue in addition to the Official Show Program.

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The countdown is on – One year until BTS23!

18 May 22

365 days until the doors open for the 2023 Brisbane Truck Show, which will return to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre next May 18 – 21. HVIA’s National Events Manager Noelene Bradley says the response from exhibitors has been overwhelming.

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Is a career with heavy vehicles fate or destiny?

8 December 21

Sometimes, in the face of our problems and challenges, we need to take inspiration from our successes, because the answers might be right under our nose.

One of those is hosting Schools to Industry tours of the Brisbane Truck Show.

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International symposium HVTT-17 coming to BTS23

10 September 21

The International Forum for Heavy Vehicle Transport and Technology will come to Brisbane for HVTT-17 on the eve of the 2023 Brisbane Truck Show.

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Keeping Australia Moving collectible – Straight to the poolroom

25 June 21

The Australian heavy vehicle industry presented Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz MP with a memento to thank him for his tireless efforts in supporting the industry through one of the most challenging periods in the nation’s history.

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New fundraising record set for classic truck restored to raise funds for medical research

2 June 21

A new fundraising record has been set for a classic 1946 Jailbar truck, restored by NTI to help raise much-needed funds for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) research.

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truckshow.online is almost as good as being there

26 May 21

A ground-breaking virtual version of the Brisbane Truck Show was launched last week and is already being shared around the world during the early stages of its two week run.

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The 2021 Brisbane Truck Show in 90 seconds

24 May 21

Watch the highlights here then check out everything that happened including, the exciting 3D stand and truck walk-throughs, at truckshow.online

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The 2021 Brisbane Truck Show pulled it off and then some

18 May 21

Over 30,000 attendees came together at the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre over the last week.

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Southern Team flip the script in HVIA National Apprentice Challenge final

18 May 21

On the first day of competition Jack and Shaneet from the Eastern team took on Beau and Bekitemba from Western team.

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Queensland Government backs Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry Week

20 April 21

The Queensland Government has put its weight behind 2021 Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry Week and the events under its umbrella, all taking place in Brisbane next month.

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The BTS Jobs Hub is an opportunity not to be missed

14 April 21

Almost daily, HVIA encounters anecdotes from our members of the difficulty in recruiting and retaining good employees. Our LinkedIn feed is filled with positions vacant and career opportunities in the industry.

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BTS21 VIP tickets now available for members

31 March 21

Make sure your customers are at the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show. VIP tickets are like gold, and yet they are a fraction of the price of a ticket at the door.

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Time to unveil the future of fuels

31 March 21

The Australian Government has committed to support low emission technologies across the innovation chain, and the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show is the place to see where that is taking us.

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Government’s travel boost makes heading to Brisbane a no-brainer

11 March 21

The Australian Government’s announcement of half-price air travel makes travel to Queensland for the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show a no-brainer according to Heavy Vehicle Australia Chief Executive Todd Hacking.

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Tickets now on sale for BTS21

2 March 21

All the required boxes have been checked – it’s go time; tickets are now on sale for the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show.

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Brisbane Truck Show – Full Steam Ahead

24 February 21

HVIA has announced that the Brisbane Truck Show will proceed as normal from the 13-16 May 2021. Chairman John Drake said this decision was not made lightly but is final.

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New expo sites open up as Civil Construction Field Days grows

17 February 21

Have you locked in your site for the 2021 Civil Construction Field Days heavy equipment and machinery show?

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Inspiring activations coming to the BTS21 Jobs Hub

3 February 21

It is full steam ahead with preparations for the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show and with each week more details are being revealed about exciting displays, events and activations taking place within and alongside the show.

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What will you be showcasing at BTS21?

27 January 21

Each week Brisbane Truck Show marketing campaign is reaching tens of thousands of people – many of whom are your potential customers.

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Applying for the Business Events Grant?

20 January 21

If you are applying for the Federal Government’s Business Events Grant, we have compiled some Brisbane Truck Show information that may help with your application.

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Exciting opportunity to display vehicles at South Bank Parklands

20 January 21

2019 saw the launch of Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry Week as the umbrella event encompassing the Brisbane Truck Show, and the many significant complementary events, activities and activations, both within the BCEC and across the city.

One of the goals of the week is to foster broader community awareness about the heavy vehicle industry’s vital …

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BTS21: The return of business events is a priority for the economy and industry

13 January 21

The forecast for truck sales is for a good year in 2021 and operators will be looking forward to coming to Brisbane to see what is on offer. Already we are being inundated with ticket enquiries, which go on sale soon.

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This is everything we have been waiting for

4 January 21

How did you see the New Year in? Has there ever been one we’ve looked forward to more? Yet, it’s like none we have ever celebrated.

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Business events grants available for BTS21 participants

4 January 21

Eligible businesses are now able to apply for a grant to cover up to 50% of the costs of attending the Brisbane Truck Show as delegates or exhibitors.

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Showcase webinar launches new BTS21 Exhibitor resource

17 November 20

Brisbane Truck Show exhibitors turned out in strength for the first Exhibitor Showcase webinar yesterday including the launch of a new website specifically for exhibitors.

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National Apprentice Challenge – are you up for the challenge?

21 October 20

The call for apprentices from around the country is out now. The opportunity to compete in the National Apprentice Challenge, with selected teams taking on the best-of-the-best from all over the country, has been raised another notch.

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New heavy equipment & machinery show for BTS21

20 October 20

The Brisbane Truck Show (BTS), Queensland’s largest B2B event, is set to get even bigger with a new partnership that will see it turn back the clock with the launch of a new accompanying heavy equipment & machinery show.

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Heavy vehicle industry welcomes Government commitment to future fuels

21 September 20

Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) has praised the Australian Government’s funding commitment for the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced on Friday.

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Thornycroft – from the ground up

15 September 20

In 1968 our classic Thornycoft A1 made the perfect stage for the opening ceremony of the very first Queensland Truck Show, the event that grew to become today’s Brisbane Truck Show.

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New grants support participation in business events

11 September 20

HVIA is pleased to share with you the Australian Government’s announcement this morning of a $50 million injection into Australia’s vital business events sector ahead of the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show.

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It’s all go for the show

2 September 20

“Naturally it is disappointing when one of our major exhibitors has to pull out of a show,” Mr Hacking said. “However, we know how much our industry and its customers are looking forward to getting together in Brisbane in May 2021 and most see it as the opportunity to reconnect and kickstart the industry.”

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Celebrating HVIA Membership for 50 years

26 August 20

Six members of Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia are being celebrated for fifty years of continuous membership.

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Hosting a meeting or event at BTS21?

29 July 20

Are you intending to hold meetings, conferences or other events before or during the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show?

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BTS21 – it’s a truck festival

28 July 20

The Brisbane Truck Show will return to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre and South Bank Parklands from 13 to 15 May 2021.
The award winning event is the largest automotive business-to-business event in the southern hemisphere.

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Ozaccom+ the logical choice for BTS bookings

24 July 20

Returning as the accommodation manager for the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show, Ozaccom+ experience shines through.
HVIA’s National Events Manager Noelene Bradley said Ozaccom+ was HVIA’s immediate choice to supply accommodation options for the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show, and have been assisting BTS attendees since 2009.

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Partners locked and loaded for 2021 Brisbane Truck Show

22 July 20

The Brisbane Truck Show has renewed long-term partnerships with National Transport Insurance, BP Australia and Bauer Media Group ahead of the launch of the highly anticipated 2021 event.

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One year until the doors open for the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show

13 May 20

The Brisbane Truck Show is the only business-to-business trade show representing and advancing the interest of manufacturers and suppliers of heavy vehicles and their components, equipment and technology.

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SkillsTech forging forward with Thornycroft restoration

29 April 20

TAFE Queensland SkillsTech are quite literally forging forward with the Thornycroft restoration project.

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Unleash your child’s inner artist

1 April 20

Help distract the kids at home and enter the HVIA Colouring Competition for your chance to WIN a family pass to the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show.

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Template for Thornycroft rebuild

25 March 20

The team at Tafe Queensland Skillstech now have the perfect template to develop plans for the restoration of our 1926 Thornycroft A2.

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Join us as she comes back to life

13 February 20

The restoration project of this particular 1926 Thornycroft A2 is a major legacy project during Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia’s 50 year celebrations, only made possible with the support of our members and friends.

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HVIA’s 50th anniversary legacy project starts now!

18 December 19

It’s a story with many chapters. In order to understand where we are going with this, we’ll need to take you back to a couple of crucial events. In images of the official opening of the inaugural event you can see the stage – a 1926 Thornycroft A2 flatbed.

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Brisbane Truck Show takes out two Australian Event Awards

19 September 19

The Brisbane Truck Show has taken out two major national event awards, being named Australia’s Best Corporate Event and Best Exhibition, Trade or Consumer Show for this year’s event.

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Report shows trade studies set students up for a fruitful career

14 August 19

HVIA says Grattan Institute report shows the vast majority of schools are currently a bit blinkered to the opportunities available through trades and other vocational study.

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Brisbane Truck Show named national event awards finalist

6 August 19

The Brisbane Truck Show has been shortlisted for two awards in the 2019 Australian Event Awards. HVIA’s National Events Manager Noelene Bradley said the announcement should be enjoyed by all participants in the 2019 Brisbane Truck Show.

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The 2019 Brisbane Truck Show in 60 seconds

19 July 19

It was an action packed four days at the 2019 Brisbane Truck Show, both within the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, and across Brisbane including the amazing new South Bank Roadhouse festival and truck display.

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Industry unites to deliver Brisbane Truck Show success

21 May 19

The 2019 Brisbane Truck Show wound up on Sunday afternoon with an almost ten percent increase in patronage through the doors of the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

HVIA Chief Executive Todd Hacking was full of praise for the support of the show from the heavy vehicle industry and its customers.

“It’s been an amazing …

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150 positions available as Jobs Hub launched at Brisbane Truck Show

14 May 19

The Brisbane Truck Show has launched a state of the art Jobs Hub at the largest on-road transport event in the Southern Hemisphere.

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