Australasian Rail Industry Awards



The Australasian Rail Industry Awards Gala Dinner is the premier industry event recognising the outstanding achievements by individuals and organisations in the Australian and New Zealand rail industries. The 2016 dinner, held in Melbourne, was a sold out event, with over 400 people in attendance to acknowledge and celebrate the industry’s great achievers.
The 2017 Awards Gala Dinner will take place on 13 July 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney, and is proudly sponsored by Metro Trains Australia.
Registrations for the dinner are now open, to register click here.
Nominations are now open, to see the criteria and nomination forms click here - nominations close 21 April 2017.


 2016 Australasian Rail Industry Award Winners

  • Career Achievement – Lindsay Holt, Laing O’Rourke
  • Career Achievement – Peter Smith, SCT Logistics
  • Customer Service Award - Sydney Trains Customer Service Mobility Team
  • Employee Engagement Award - Queensland Rail – SPAD Men and Women Creative Challenge
  • Frank Franklyn Young Rail Specialist Award - Paul Trask, Coleman Rail
  • Innovation & Technology Award - Sydney Trains, Track Geometry Index
  • Permanent Way Institution Young Achiever Award - Luke Cunningham, John Holland
  • RTSA Young Rail Professional Award - Samuel Lilley, CPB Contractors
  • Safety Award - NSW TrainLink – Personal Safety Cameras
  • Suppliers Export Achievement Award - Geomatic Technologies
  • IRSE Systems Engineering Award - Scott Walker, Metro Trains Melbourne
  • TrackSAFE Award - Luke Martin, Metro Trains Melbourne
  • Workforce Diversity Award - Australian Rail Track Corporation


 2015 Australasian Rail Industry Award Winners

  • Business Sustainability – Transport for NSW 
  • Career Achievement – John Langron, Sydney Trains 
  • Corporate - Transport for NSW, Waratah Train PPP Project 
  • Customer Service - Queensland Rail 
  • Employee Engagement – Keolis Downer 
  • Frank Franklyn Young Rail Specialist – Hassan Boussi, Sydney Trains 
  • Individual - Paul D’Alessio, Metro Trains Melbourne 
  • Innovation & Technology - TTG Transportation Technology 
  • Permanent Way Institution Young Achiever - Mark Xerri, Parsons Brinckerhoff 
  • Safety – Downer 
  • Suppliers Export Achievement - TTG Transportation Technology 
  • Systems Engineering – Noel Burton, Siemens NZ 
  • TrackSAFE Foundation – Metro Trains Melbourne 
  • Workforce Diversity - Metro Trains Melbourne 
  • Young Rail Engineer - Calvin Li, Metro Trains Melbourne 
  • Young Rail Professional – Daniel Chaplin, Downer Rail 


2014 Australasian Rail Industry Award Winners

  • Career Achievement Award - Norm Grady, Metro Trains Melbourne
  • Corporate Award - Brookfield Rail
  • Customer Service Award - Chloe Alsop, Metro Trains Melbourne
  • Individual Award - Amanda Edsall, V/Line
  • Innovation and Technology Award - John Holland
  • Rail Contractors Engineer of the Year Award - Tayne Evans, Thiess
  • Safety Award - Thiess
  • Systems Engineering Award - Ian Joyner, Queensland Rail
  • Young Rail Engineer Award - Esther Warren, John Holland
  • Young Rail Professional Award - Mathieu Gonzalez, North Strathfield Rail Underpass Alliance
  • Workforce Diversity Award - Aurizon
  • TrackSAFE Foundation Award - Aurizon


2013 Australasian Rail Industry Award Winners

  • Career Achievement Award - Kevin Kinsella, Brookfield Rail
  • Corporate Award - Downer Rail Cardiff Testing and Commissioning Team
  • Individual Award - Jo-Anne Galea, Genesee & Wyoming
  • Safety Innovation and Improvement Award - Australian Crane & Machinery Pty Ltd
  • Young Achiever Award - Marcus Avdyl, Metro
  • Customer Service Award - Evans & Peck


More Information

Please visist the Australasian Rail Industry Awards website or contact Events Manager, Janet Cameron via or on (02) 6270 4527.