Welcome to the Transport and Logistics Living Lab website! 

Photo of the Lab

The Transport and Logistics Living Lab is an exhibition space located at Data61 [previously known as NICTA] in the Australian Technology Park, Sydney, and in every sense, is a living and breathing lab, with active participants from industry, research and government, sharing information and collaborating on joint projects to drive the productivity of the nation.

Knowledge Hub Logo

This national Living Lab is one of several ‘Knowledge Hubs’ that are jointly supported by industry members and the NSW Government. As a Knowledge Hub, the Living Lab will facilitate the connection of a fragmented Transport and Logistics industry to innovation and best-practice activities with the goal of making Australia’s transport and logistics sector more productive, efficient, greener and safer.


Taking NSW exports into the future

Read the NSW Dept of Industry's story on the Living Lab's collaborative project 'Trade Facilitation via Technology - Container Tracking Phase 2'. Read the full story here.

Container Tracking (Nov 2016 Revised Report Now Available!)

In November 2016 we completed a collaborative project 'Trade Facilitation via Technology - Container Tracking Phase 2'. Find out more here or download the revised full report here (The previous interim report was published in June, 2016.  The revised report covers thirteen journeys to identical locations at three destinations: ten to Tampa, Florida; two to Louisville, Kentucky; and one to Baltimore, Maryland.)


GS1 Australian Freight Labelling Guide

Within the industry, it is well recognised that there is a lack of harmony when it comes to logistics and transport labels. This inconsistency significantly hinders systems interoperability and visability acorss multi-modal or multi-carrier supply chains, leading to unnecessary additional costs.

To combat this, GS1 Australia recently ran a project in which they aimed to provide industry with a common framework for freight labelling.

To request a copy of the implemenation guideline for the Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) of transport units in the Australian Transport and Logistics Industry please visit the GS1 website


Past Highlights

NICTA's Transport and Logistics Living Lab Launch

Transport and Logistics Living Lab Launch, June 2015

NICTA today announced a new Knowledge Hub – the Transport and Logistics Living Lab in Sydney, located at NICTA’s headquarters in the Australian Technology Park in Eveleigh. Launched by The Hon. Victor Dominello, MP, Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation, the Transport and Logistics Living Lab is one of five key knowledge hubs in NSW aimed at driving growth through collaborative industry partnerships in key sectors in NSW and the national economy. It is supported by the NSW Government. More Images of the Launch.

Chancellor Merkel visits our Living Lab, Oct 2014

Germany's Chancellor, Dr Angela Merkel visited NICTA's [now Data61's] Living Lab on 17/10/2014.  She was accompanied by Hon. Ian MacFarlane and the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull.  Most commentator's saw this as a recognition of the value of ICT innovation and research and its value to society and the economy.  Click here to see more images of this visit.


Container Control

Container Control conceived in the Living lab is nominated for iAwards New Product Award and CeBIT Buisness Solutions Awards 2013 and wins the Product Innovation Category of The Australian Business Awards 2013!

CeBit Aus 2013 Finalist Logo

Lab participant 1-Stop Connections has a new product as a result of the Living Lab process!



Department of Industry, Innovation and Science NICTA's Transport and Logistics Living Lab is supported Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Quick Links

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Click here to see some photos of the Lab!