Memorial Garden
We have a new person tending the garden at the wall. Mr Quinn is doing a wonderful job and it looks really tidy. When the new plants grow it will be lovely. There is now a visitor book for people to sign on their way through. Many thanks to Bunny and Diana Brown for their assistance over the past few months on keeping the garden tidy and watered.
New in Merchandise - Bumper stickers $1.00
Just a reminder that Next of Kin details must be included on any application.

Next Service

The 2017 service will be held on 28 October in the park at Tarcutta. If you want to be on the mailing list for an invitation or have moved and stopped receiving yours, please contact administration. The service will be followed by an afternoon tea at the RSL Club in Tarcutta with the food provided by the local ladies and organised by the Lucas Family.

Items on the Memorial Wall

The ATDM committee has a policy for not putting photos etc on the Memorial Wall. Families who ask are told that the wall is a sacred site and placing items over names and on the wall defaces it. We have had flower holders built so that families and friends can honour their loved ones in an appropriate manner. We treat the wall for our industry as soldiers treat the War Memorial and expect others to do the same. Please respect the majority of the families and the committee wishes and refrain from placing anything on the wall.

 Merchandise - Official ATDM merchandise is available by contacting Administration.  Prices are - ATDM Flags $60.00, Bar Runners $30.00, Adult Polo Shirts $20.00, Childrens Polo Shirts $5.00, Hi Vis Singlets $20.00, Caps $15.00, Stubby Holders $8.00, Badges $2.00, Reversible Vests $50.00, Polar Fleece Vests $25.00, Pens $1.00, Mouse Mats $8.00, Travel Mugs $10.00. 100% of the proceeds go back into maintaining the wall.

Bank Details - BSB: 082 406.  Account no: 86 295 5679. Name: Australian Truck Drivers Memorial Inc (or ATDM). Please use your surname as the reference.

 
Applications- must be submitted by a family member and witnessed by a JP. Friends submitting applications must note down the next of kin who will be contacted for permission. Unfortunately in the formative years well meaning friends put their mates on the wall but failed to advise the families.
 
Applications must be sent to the Lavington address and if you have sent one in and not received a letter from Pam, our administrator, then you should call us on one of the contact numbers or resend the application to the correct address.
 
Upgrading of plaques- Over the past couple of years we have undertaken a refurbishment of the plaques due to some of the names becoming illegible. The plaques are now complete with all names etched in gold. If you find any errors please let us know.
Due to some errors from the early years several of the names were moved to the correct area ie: Accident or In Memory and some double ups were removed so if you cannot find your loved ones name please call Pam on 02 6041 6244 during office hours to be guided in the right direction.
 
The Australian Truck Drivers Memorial Wall is situated at the Southern end of the park in the main street of the small township of Tarcutta in New South Wales Australia, midway between Sydney & Melbourne. This site was chosen as the town has a long historical association with the transport industry and was situated beside the Hume Highway until the Tarcutta Bypass opened in late 2011.

Thousands gather each year to show their respect at the annual memorial service in October.

The memorial was founded in 1994 and established with funding from Recar in memory of truck drivers and those directly related to the industry who have lost their lives.

The Australian Truck Drivers Memorial Inc is a non-profit organization, run by a voluntary committee which relies on donations and sponsorship to provide and maintain the upkeep of the wall.

Every October there is a memorial service held at the wall in Tarcutta followed by an evening function for family and friends.

The memorial wall holds the names of many who lost their lives during their line of duty whilst working for the transport industry - some driving, some whilst loading and unloading and from a wide range of years. With the inclusion of the new "In Memory Of" wall, families of drivers are now able to have the names of their loved ones who have died of illness or natural causes included.

The Australian Truck Drivers’ Memorial committee encourages Truck Drivers and other road users to undertake initiatives to reduce road accidents by encouraging Safe Driving on our roads.