Events and Networking


In this section you will find specific information on the ARA's forums:

Heavy Haul Conference 2019

The 9th Heavy Haul Rail Conference was held in Newcastle on 29 and 30 October 2019.

Inland Rail Conference


TrackSAFE - Mental Health First Aid Course

Telecommunications and Technology Forum



Women discuss rail at an ARA Women in Rail Lunch.
Diversity in Rail Lunch, Sydney
Sponsorship opportunities available

2020 International Womens Day Theme #EachforEqual - An equal world is an enabled world

Date: Thursday 19 March 2020

Venue: Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park, 161 Elizabeth Street

Light Rail 2020

The ARA will host the Light Rail 2020 Conference on 4-5 March 2020 at the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra.
The Conference will bring together operators, manufacturers, contractors and industry and government stakeholders of every level across the light rail sector. Attendees will hear cutting-edge case studies, project updates and learn from successful projects in Australasia and the world. 

Terms & Conditions

Terms of Payment for Events

Payment is required within 14 days of receipt of registration, and must be received prior to the event.

New Zealand Rail

The ARA’s New Zealand Rail Conference 2019 was held in Auckland on the 19 and 20 June 2019, with the theme 'Stronger Connections: A Better New Zealand'.


2019 Conference Theme: Delivering Growth; Creating Opportunity Embracing Technology

AusRAIL PLUS 2019 was held at the International Convention Centre Sydney on
3-5 December 2019, for further information