Events and Networking


The ARA runs a variety of one and two-day courses throughout the year to provide industry employees with a better understanding of the rail industry overall, as well as specific technical areas such as rail signalling, rollingstock engineering and track engineering.

Courses include:


The ARA organises and hosts a number of events for the Australasian rail industry.


In this section you wil find information on current Australasian Railway Association and TrackSAFE Foundation driven campaigns

Non ARA Events

The following organisations also host rail events, please click on the link for each organisation for further information:
Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB)
Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE)
Railway Technical Society of Australasia (RTSA)

Conferences & Briefings

In this section you will find specific information on the ARA's conference and briefing events:

Rail R U OK? Day



Regular, meaningful conversations can make a difference to our workmates. That’s why the TrackSAFE Foundation and R U OK? team up every year to deliver
Rail R U OK?Day in April to encourage genuine conversations between staff.

Rail Careers



Australasian Rail Industry Awards



Rail Safety Week


Rail Networking Events

The ARA facilitates industry networking opportunities by arranging ARA Rail Industry Networking Events. These events provide an opportunity to foster relationships with colleagues from other industry organisations allowing industry to further collaborate and work together. 2020 dates and venues will be included on the website and emailed ARA Event Alerts when confirmed.