With a proud history dating back to 1968, the Brisbane Truck Show is biggest event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
Following record attendance in 2023, the next event is highly anticpated and organisation is already well under way.
On display is the most comprehensive range of trucks, trailers, components, equipment, accessories and technology in Australia.
42,855 people attended the 2023 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.
The 2025 show will be back bigger and better than ever.
Brisbane Truck Show News
30 August 23
It’s now only 30 sleeps until the inaugural edition of HVIA’s ground-breaking new magazine Road Boss heads off to the printer and the team is busy criss-crossing the country to bring you what we’ve promised: authentic, engaging, and entertaining stories on the industry’s icons, innovators and colourful characters.READ MORE
21 August 23
The pipeline for skilled workers is struggling to keep pace with demand according to Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia’s Chief Executive Todd Hacking.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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 ShowREAD MORE
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.READ MORE
14 September 22
Bookings for the all-new 2023 Brisbane Truck Show Preview Magazine close next Friday, 23 September.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
18 May 21
On the first day of competition Jack and Shaneet from the Eastern team took on Beau and Bekitemba from Western team.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
17 February 21
Have you locked in your site for the 2021 Civil Construction Field Days heavy equipment and machinery show?READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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 …READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.”READ MORE
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.
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
29 April 20
TAFE Queensland SkillsTech are quite literally forging forward with the Thornycroft restoration project.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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 …READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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