Transport Workers Union of Australia SA/NT Branch


On 21 June 2022, the Transport Workers' Union of Australia SA/NT Branch (TWU) applied for authorisation on behalf of its owner-driver members. Authorisation is sought for the owner-drivers contracted to Toll Transport Pty Ltd (Toll Priority) to bargain collectively with Toll Priority, with the assistance of the TWU, for the purpose of establishing new contractual arrangements for the supply of freight courier services.

Interim authorisation is also sought to enable the TWU to commence collective bargaining, but not enter into any contracts, while the substantive application is being assessed.  

The ACCC granted authorisation A91514 to the TWU for similar conduct for three years on 4 February 2016.

Indicative timetable for the ACCC’s assessment is set out below.

Indicative date

Stage in assessment process

21 June 2022

Lodgement of application and supporting submission.

27 June 2022

Public consultation process begins.

18 July 2022

Closing date for submissions.

July 2022

Applicant responds to issues raised in the public consultation process.

August 2022

ACCC decision regarding interim authorisation and draft determination.

August 2022

Public consultation on draft determination including any conference if called.

September 2022

Final determination.


  • Transport Workers Union of Australia SA/NT Branch

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000617-1


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