Transport Portfolio

On this page you will find out about the Transport Portfolio agencies, our objectives and achievements.

  Connecting People and Places 2016-17

I am delighted to present for the first time, the Transport Portfolio's Connecting People and Places document. The achievements and projects included represent the combined efforts of more than 4,200 dedicated people within the Transport Portfolio during 2016-17.

Richard Sellers
Director General Transport

Collaboration is vital to the work that the Transport Portfolio undertakes and in the inaugural Connecting People and Places document you will find a range of compelling and tangible examples of cross agency collaboration on some of WA's most significant transport projects.

Connecting People and Places also provides an overview of the Transport Portfolio's operations, our key projects and achievements from the past financial year and the objectives, trends and influences that are helping to guide our work in the future.

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  About the Transport Portfolio

The Transport Portfolio isn't just about roads, boats, planes or trains.

It's about people.

People who need to get to work, home and everywhere in between and businesses that rely on road, rail, air and sea to deliver billions of dollars in goods and services each year.

An integrated and optimised transport network will give the Western Australian community more choice and improve the quality of our lives and our environment.

Since 2010, WA's three key transport agencies - The Department of Transport, Main Roads and the Public Transport Authority - have worked together to enhance the coordination of operations and develop unified policies and regulatory functions.

The agencies each have different responsibilities and together they strive to provide world-class outcomes for our customers, all West Australians and visitors to our State, through integrated and intelligent transport systems and services.

Department of Transport

The Department of Transport's key focus is on delivering a range of transport services and strategic transport planning and policy across the range of public and commercial transport systems that service WA.

The Department co-ordinates and prioritises the transport related infrastructure that allows our economy to grow, planning to connect people with goods and services through an intricate system of roads, railways, airports, ports and waterways as well as educating and regulating those networks to keep West Australians safe.

Our services include:

  • Providing driver and vehicle services (licensing);
  • Regulating the Western Australian On-demand Transport industry;
  • Managing marine safety, coastal protection and facilities; and
  • State-wide transport planning.
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Transport Portfolio contacts

Agency Main phone number Twitter newsfeed
Department of Transport (08) 6551 6000 Follow DoT news on Twitter @TransportWAgov
Main Roads WA 138 138 Follow Perth traffic on Twitter @Perth_Traffic
Public Transport Authority 13 62 13 Follow Transperth info on Twitter @Transperth

  Our objectives

Customer focussed

We keep the customer at the centre of service delivery and decision making.

Sustainable Transport Systems

We deliver integrated, safe, efficient transport solutions.

Innovative solutions

We innovate to optimise our service delivery and infrastructure.

Planning and prioritisation

We plan holistically for a growing State.

Optimising investment

We maximise the benefits of every transport dollar.

Collaborative culture

We embrace collaboration to achieve better outcomes.

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  Our Minister

Honourable Rita Saffioti MLA BBus

Honourable Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning; Lands

Ministerial Office:

  • 9th Floor, Dumas House
    2 Havelock Street
    West Perth WA 6005
  • Phone: (08) 6552 5500
  • Fax: (08) 6552 5501
  • Email
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  Main Roads WA

Representing one of the world's most expansive road networks, Main Roads is committed to working cooperatively and productively across all levels of government, to ensure our road network meets the needs of the community, industry and stakeholders.

Main Roads is responsible for the delivery and management of a safe and efficient main road network in WA through operations including:

  • Building the State's major Government road infrastructure projects;
  • Providing infrastructure that creates a safe environment for all road users;
  • Providing infrastructure and operations that improve road efficiency resulting in improvements in traffic and freight levels of service;
  • Maintaining the State's major Government roads, bridges, verges and reserves;
  • Using technology to optimise the real-time management of the network and providing traveller information; and
  • Improving community amenity through the development of roadside stopping places, the incorporation of public art into infrastructure and understanding the needs of all transport users.

Want to know more? Please visit the Main Roads website.

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  Public Transport Authority (PTA) - Transperth / Transwa / School Bus Services

Public Transport Authority

On the public transport front, the Public Transport Authority continually plans and follows through on WA's public transport priorities which have contributed to our system being recognised as one of the finest in the country.

The Public Transport Authority is responsible for providing customer-focussed, safe and cost-effective passenger transport services such as:

  • Designing, building and maintaining transport infrastructure;
  • Providing rail, bus and ferry services in the metropolitan area (Transperth);
  • Providing public transport services in regional centres;
  • Providing coach and rail passenger services to regional areas (Transwa); and
  • Providing school bus services;

Learn more about the Public Transport Authority by visiting their website.


Transperth provides the Perth metropolitan region with bus, train and ferry public transport services. For more information visit the Transperth website.


Transwa road coaches service more than 240 regional Western Australian locations spread across 29 routes, and operates 130 separate coach services a week. The network extends to Kalbarri, Geraldton and Meekatharra in the north, Augusta, Pemberton and Albany in the south-west and Esperance in the south-east.


TransRegional (an umbrella brand of Transperth) is managed by the PTA's Regional Town Bus Services team, who coordinate school and town public bus services in regional WA.

Under arrangement, the various town bus services are provided by a range of contractors from within the regional locations.

School Bus Services

The SBS branch plans school services in WA and contract-manages their delivery through contracted school bus operators. SBS aims to assist students to attend school regularly. A total of 828 school buses service mainstream schools and 141 school buses service special education schools, centres and units.

Wherever possible, students are encouraged to make their own way to and from school by walking, public transport, bicycle or parent transport. However, students who live in rural areas or who need help to get to school may be eligible for transport assistance.

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