Events and Training


To provide excellent value to members and to help mature the transport sector in Australia and New Zealand, UITPANZ regularly offers a range of trainings and events on a range of issues. This includes the following headline events and training formats.

You can view our upcoming events here.

Public Transport Fundamentals Training Course

The 3-day Fundamentals Course provides transport professionals with a comprehensive introduction to the public transport sector, both in Australia/New Zealand and globally. Drawing on both the global reach of UITP and the local expertise of professionals in the region, the programme provides a foundational understanding of key issues and ideas in transport, aimed at young professionals, graduates, and more senior professionals new to the transport sector.

In 2019, UITPANZ will hold courses in the following cities:

  • Auckland (12–14 March 2019)
  • Brisbane (19–21 March 2019)

Australian Transport Summit

The annual Summit is an annual executive-level summit. The Summit brings together senior politicians, senior executives from public and private sector organisations, academics and key decision makers to consider the major policy challenges and opportunities in the public transport sector in Australia. The 2019 Australian Transport Summit will be held in Sydney on 7 August 2019. 

Read our summary of the 2018 Australian Transport Summit here

Master Classes

UITPANZ runs a regular series of Master Classes each year that is aimed at promoting knowledge exchange and best practice among members and non-members on topics that contribute to advancing public transport. Master Classes provide attendees a deep dive into key issues in the transport sector. Held over a half or full day, the format allows for a comprehensive examination and discussion of issues from a range of industry and government perspectives. Master Classes are held regularly throughout the year on a range of topics.

Young Transport Professionals’ Seminar

The annual YTP Seminar is designed to engage young professionals and emerging leaders in the transport sector and key issues and ideas that will define the future of mobility. The Seminar involves a wide range of presentations from transport authorities, operators, industry and academic institutions.

Our Young Transport Professionals Bursary, seeing two young professionals join us at the Global Public Transport Summit, is launched at YTP Seminars occurring in even years. 

Tailored in-house training

UITPANZ is also able to tailor trainings to the particular needs of an organisation. For further information, contact us at