TCA is the Australian government body responsible for providing Advice, Accreditation and Administration services for public purpose initiatives involving the use of telematics and related intelligent technologies.


  • Are a ‘cross-cutting’ organisation which works across different policy streams, surface transport modes, and government and industry sectors

  • Perform a critical role in supporting the appropriate adoption of telematics and related intelligent technologies – from a whole-of-government perspective – limiting the potential for governments and policy makers from pursuing initiatives which can:

    • Delay progress

    • Create duplication

    • Multiply costs

    • Contribute to a fragmented approach to telematics and related intelligent technologies.

  • Are governed by a Board of Directors, consisting of senior representatives from road and transport agencies of the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments, and an independent Chairperson.

Open Technology Market

TCA’s active management of an open technology market - which focuses on outcomes rather than technology prescription - is central to our purpose, and the delivery of our Key Result Areas. 

Also central to our purpose is TCA’s interaction with three distinct stakeholder groups:

  • Government agencies and regulators (which set policies and/or manage programs using telematics and related technologies)

  • Regulated industry sectors/end-users (which use telematics and related intelligent technologies in response to Government/regulatory policies and/or programs)

  • Private sector service providers (in TCA’s case, the technology and ITS sector, which deliver telematics products and services to regulated industry sectors/end-users).


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