People checkout the Tarcutta Truck Drivers Memorial Wall on the memorial day.
People checkout the Tarcutta Truck Drivers Memorial Wall on the memorial day. David Vile


Kenworth DAF Melbourne Charity Truck Show

Where: Cnr Fitzgerald Road & Swann Drive, Derrimut, Vic.

When: October 15.

SEE the Show 'n' Shine, grab a bargain at the annual KDM pallet sale, and catch some live music.

Bring the kids along too, there will be plenty of activities to keep them busy.

The show runs from 8am to 2pm and there is a charity raffle with $5000 in prizes - tickets are just $5.

Kenworth DAF Melbourne Charity Truck Show is Proudly in support of Beyond Blue.

Phone (03) 9396 9100.

Newcastle Hunter Truck Show and Transport Awareness Day

Where: Maitland Showground

When: October 22

IN ITS 24th year Newcastle Road Transport Awareness Day will move from its former home in Newcastle to Maitland Showground to accommodate more entertainment, plenty of activities for the kids, lots of food options and a much larger truck show.

Under a new event name, Newcastle Hunter Truck Show, the event will be held on Saturday 22 October 2016 and will kick-off with the arrival of a grand truck parade that is expected to attract more than 100 big rigs.

The event was established in 1992 as a way for the local road transport sector to raise awareness of its work while encouraging safer driving on our roads.

The event supports the work of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service and has raised more than $1.3 million dollars in the past 24 years.

For further info see the website

Australian Truck Drivers' Memorial

Where: Tarcutta, NSW

When: October 29

THE Australian Truck Drivers Memorial Wall is situated at the Southern end of the park in the main street of the small township of Tarcutta in New South Wales Australia, midway between Sydney & Melbourne. This site was chosen as the town has a long historical association with the transport industry and was situated beside the Hume Highway until the Tarcutta Bypass opened in late 2011.

Thousands gather each year to show their respect at the annual memorial service in October.

The memorial was founded in 1994 and established with funding from Recar in memory of truck drivers and those directly related to the industry who have lost their lives.

The Australian Truck Drivers Memorial Inc is a non-profit organisation, run by a voluntary committee which relies on donations and sponsorship to provide and maintain the upkeep of the wall.

Committee members are Doug McMillan, Keith Thompson, Denis Roberston, Noel Heppel, Allyn Reeve, Pam McMillan and Dennis Shean.

The 2016 service will be held on 29 October in the park at Tarcutta.

The service will be followed by an afternoon tea at the RSL Club in Tarcutta with the food provided by the local ladies and organised by the Lucas Family.

The ATDM committee has a policy for not putting photos etc on the Memorial Wall.

Families who ask are told that the wall is a sacred site and placing items over names and on the wall defaces it.

Flower holders have been built so that families and friends can honour their loved ones.

Please respect the majority of the families and the committee wishes and refrain from placing anything on the wall.

Contact admin@tarcutta- or or see the official Facebook page


Phillips Transport Reunion

Where: Pepper Hill Hotel/Motel, 7900 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Kialla Vic

When: October 29

LENNY Welsh has organised the first ever Phillip's Transport reunion for ex-employees including drivers, mechanics etc and their family members.

The reunion is getting bigger every day with a great response.

Starting at noon the event will go into the night.

Contact Len "Dodger” Welsh on 0428 464 240 or email

i98FM Illawarra Convoy

Where: Croome Road Sporting Complex

When: November 20

THIS year's i98FM Illawarra Convoy will depart under police escort from the Illawarra Coal's West Cliff Colliery on Appin Rd at about 8am and follow a route that will take them down Mt Ousley through Warrawong and past Stockland Shellharbour, then onto Croome Rd, Albion Park Rail.

The action continues with a free Family Fun Day at the Croome Road Sporting Complex, when the registered motorbikes and trucks begin arriving at around 9am.

The Fun Day includes lots of great local entertainment, rides and stalls.

Last year's Convoy saw 764 trucks and 960 motorbikes pass through the Illawarra on the 70km journey from Appin Rd to Croome Rd in Albion Park Rail. At the end of the day, a total of $1,725,057.44 was raised - marking the biggest year in the event's eleven year history and taking the grand total to $7,716,360 raised since 2005.

Truck, bike and stall registrations are available at

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