Member meetings and resources


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Email lists

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Member meetings

Come and discuss public transport issues, and how you can help get them fixed, with the PTUA committee and with other members.

Upcoming meetings

We don’t have any upcoming meetings scheduled at the moment, Keep an eye on your emails for updates regarding new events and meetings.

Branch meetings

The Geelong Branch meets six times a year. Contact the PTUA office or Geelong Branch Convener for information on our next meeting.

Past meetings

  • 16/11/2023 – PTUA’s 2023 Annual General Meeting, with guest speaker Dean Monaghan, Acting CEO of Convergint CVTS, the company taking over the operation of the Myki ticketing system.
  • 10/11/2022 – PTUA’s 2022 Annual General Meeting, with guest speaker Daniel Head from Kinetic Buses.
  • 03/06/2022 – James C Murphy on his book The Making and Unmaking of East-West Link.
  • 25/11/2021 – PTUA’s 2021 Annual General Meeting, with guest speaker Jonathan Spear, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer from Infrastructure Victoria.
  • 12/11/2020 – PTUA’s 2020 Annual General Meeting included an update from the committee, and a presentation and Q+A from Public Transport Minister Ben Carroll.
  • 14/11/2019 – PTUA’s 2019 Annual General Meeting, including an update on our organisation and campaigns for the year, and a presentation and Q+A with James Pinder, CEO of V/Line.
  • 25/07/2019 – Cr Nic Frances Gilley, Chair of the Transport Portfolio, spoke about the Draft Transport Strategy 2030, which aims to meet the transport, access and liveability demands of the City of Melbourne, today and into the future.
  • 18/10/2018 – PTUA Annual General Meeting, with an update from Sustainable Cities campaigner Rachel Lynskey, and presentation of the Paul Mees Award.
  • 23/08/2018 — Jeroen Weimar, CEO of Public Transport Victoria, and Chair of V/Line.
  • 14/6/2018 — Dr Ian Woodcock, RMIT University, Centre for Urban Research: “The Future of Transport – Is Melbourne Getting it Right?”
  • 05/04/2018 — An opportunity to hear from Victoria Police on their efforts to improve safety on the public transport network. Guest Speaker: Superintendent Alison Boyes, Victoria Police – Transit Safety Division
  • 9/11/2017 — PTUA Annual General Meeting, including guest speaker: William McDougall, a highly experienced transport consultant and modeller retired from SKM (now Jacobs).
  • 13/10/2016 — PTUA Annual General Meeting, including 40th anniversary celebration
  • 29/07/2016 — Screening of: Melbourne’s Forgotten Railway – The Outer Circle – with discussion from Crystal Legacy and Daniel Bowen
  • 02/12/2015 — Annual General Meeting — guest speaker: Jacinta Allan, Minister for Public Transport (Audio from Minister Allan’s address and Q+A session is available online)
  • 30/10/2015 — Public meeting: Tony Morton, Daniel Bowen and Michael Buxton: Where to now for the Melbourne Airport Rail link? More information and slides.
  • 30/4/2015 — Ian Woodcock from the University of Melbourne, on how Melbourne can achieve grade separation at large numbers of level crossings cost-efficiently and with a good outcome for local communities.
  • 10/12/2014 — 2014 Annual General Meeting. Review the year (and the election just gone), and a presentation: “How sustainable transport networks build great cities.”
  • 30/10/2014 — Carol-Anne Nelson, Executive General Manager — Customer, V/Line.
  • 28/8/2014 — Alannah MacTiernan, former Western Australian transport minister.
  • 28/5/2014 — Gordon Price, transport expert and former councillor from Vancouver, Canada, on transport and planning issues.
  • 14/11/2013 — Annual General Meeting. Chris Hale from University of Melbourne. Inaugural Paul Mees award for sustainable transport advocacy.
  • 22/8/2013 — Professor Nicholas Low, Melbourne University
  • 27/6/2013 — Community Campaign meeting
  • 26/3/2013 — Professor Michael Buxton, planning expert from RMIT
  • 11/10/2012 — Annual General Meeting
  • 23/08/2012 — Felipe Carvajal, former transport planner at the National Planning Department of Columbia.
  • 3/5/2012 — Ian Dobbs, CEO of Public Transport Victoria
  • 22/3/2012 — Janine Young, Public Transport Ombudsman
  • 8/12/2011 — PTUA Annual General Meeting
  • 25/8/2011 — Terry Mulder, Minister for Public Transport
  • 30/6/2011 — Phil Hart from, Australian Association for the Study of Peak Oil (ASPO)
  • 24/3/2011 — Andrew Wall, Manager Network Operations from VicRoads
  • 9/11/2010 — PTUA Annual General Meeting
  • 26/8/2010 — Chris Loader from BusVic
  • 1/7/2010 — Andrew Lezala, CEO of Metro Trains
  • 11/3/2010 — Linda Nicholls AO, Chair, Yarra Trams