- 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
Queensland's ecommerce logistics, distribution and warehousing has shown a growth of 5.2% annually, which was the highest of any state nationally. Queensland’s online retail demand will continue to drive requirements across the market in 2020. According to Savills...
As part of the Cross Sector Supply Chain Skills Project, the final draft Units of Competency and Skill Sets, along with the Companion Volume Implementation Guide compendium, have now been submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) as part of...
There are many trends changing the way Australians work, including new technologies, shifting demographics and globalisation. To better assist Australians to navigate these changes, the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business (DESSFB) is seeking to...