- The logistics and warehousing sector is an integral part of Australia’s supply chain employing more than 373,000 people across occupations including warehousing, logistics, storage and handling distribution.
- Specialised and higher-level computer skills, problem-solving and analytic skills, and more sophisticated contract management practices are driving a more integrated approach to logistics management.
- Warehouse facilities have moved towards becoming sophisticated distribution and information centres that provide linkages along a product’s entire supply chain, facilitating just-in-time supply of stock (IBISWorld, 2017).
- The rising popularity of online shopping and the growth of online retailers are expected to significantly benefit the logistics and warehousing industry (IBISWorld, 2017).
COVID-19: Transport industry updates
- Read about the Queensland Government’s relief package to support transport operators including regional air, bus, ferry, heavy vehicle and personalised transport services.
- Read about Queensland state border access restrictions, including how to apply for an entry pass. Read the Chief Health Officer directive on border closures for more information.
- View information on changes to transport and motoring services.
- Stay up to date with the road network conditions.
- Find workplace resources for the road freight industry from Safe Work Australia.
- Read about the Infection Control Training Fund available to support the re-opening of customer-facing businesses, including transport and logistics.
Latest Logistics Sector News
Draft training package materials for the TLI Crane High Risk Work Licence Project have undergone independent edit and quality assurance and have been updated to align to existing requirements for high-risk work licences for crane operators as set out in Schedule 4 of...
On 20 August 2021, the National Cabinet announced updates to the Freight Movement Code and Protocol with streamlined measures and a more consistent approach to assist with the efficient movement of goods around Australia. The new testing regime requires freight...
Closing Monday 30 August 2021. The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for the TLI Crane High Risk Work Licence Project has considered all stakeholder feedback and revised nine draft Units of Competency. At the request of Safe Work Australia, the units have been...