We are the Voice of the Rail Industry

Manufacturers and Suppliers

We are the Voice of the Rail Industry

Freight

We are the Voice of the Rail Industry

Passenger

We are the Voice of the Rail Industry

Contractors

What we do

We are the peak body for the rail industry throughout Australia. We represent an array of rail organisations: private and public, passenger and freight operators, track owners and managers, manufacturers of rolling stock, construction companies and all other organisations supplying and contributing to the Australasian rail sector.  

We provide a coordinated and unified voice on relevant issues of national importance. The ARA engages political leaders at both the state and federal level in forward-looking discussions around industry potential.

We bring about key policy reform to effectively enhance Australia’s productivity, economic and social prosperity, as well as its international competiveness.

The ARA creates an avenue for industry to connect, knowledge-share and work together to achieve greater results for rail. As Australasia’s leading voice for rail, we facilitate, coordinate, promote and communicate on behalf of the industry. We work to create an environment for the rail industry to prosper; we want to ensure a better rail future for all.

 

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Industry Initiatives

Media & Events

Media Release: The ARA welcomes...
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  The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) today welcomed Labor’s announcement that close to $6 million will be locked away in Labor’s forward estimates which will go directly to...

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Media Release: Anna Squire...
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  The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) Board is pleased to announce that Anna Squire, Principal at Arup has been appointed to the ARA Board.   “We are very pleased to have...

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Media Release: Study a Welcome...
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The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) and the Australian Railway Association (ARA) have applauded the announcement that the Federal and Queensland Governments will fund a $1.5 million study that...

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Media Release: Join us at the...
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The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) and the Australian Logistics Council (ALC) invite you to save 18 & 19 July 2018 in your diaries for the 2018 Inland Rail Conference in Parkes NSW....

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Videos

The Rail Story (Now with Voiceover!)

Currently, congested roads, environmental degradation, increased road accidents, a growing population and climate change are all having an effect on our local communities. 

Rail Careers

The Rail Industry has a network of career opportunities for people of all ages and experiences. We encourage you to consider the rail industry as a place to work and advance your career.