2022 Australasian Rail Industry Awards

The 2022 Australasian Rail Industry Awards will be held on Wednesday 14 September at the Crown Towers, Melbourne. The Australasian Rail Industry Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements, innovation, and successes of those working in the rail industry. Nominations will be opening in April.

Nominate for the awards

The Australasian Rail Industry Awards are open to any individual working in the rail industry and any organisation operating in or affiliated to rail. The Awards promote diversity, excellence and innovation for the betterment of the rail sector. Nominations for the awards are now openand close Friday 24 June.

Nominations will be sought for the following award categories:

Organisational or project awards:

  1. Freight Rail Excellence Award (ARA)
  2. Heavy Haul Excellence Award (ARA)
  3. Passenger Operations Excellence Award (ARA)
  4. Infrastructure Project Excellence Award (ARA)
  5. Supplier Excellence Award (ARA)
  6. Safety Excellence Award (RISSB)
  7. Customer Service Excellence Award (ARA)
  8. Employee Engagement Excellence Award (ARA)
  9. Rail Innovation of the Year Award (ARA)
  10. Sustainability and Environmental Excellence Award (ARA)
  11. Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Award (ARA)
  12. Wellbeing in Rail Award (TrackSAFE Foundation)

Individual awards:

  1. Signalling and Systems Engineering Excellence (IRSE)
  2. Emerging Rail Specialist Award (RTAA)
  3. Young Achiever Award (PWI NSW)
  4. Young Rail Professional Award (RTSA)
  5. Career Achievement Award (ARA)

Winners of the RISSB Rail Safety Awards will automatically be nominated for the Rail Safety Excellence Award.

For further details on the award categories, selection criteria and submissions requirements, view the nomination guide.

To nominate for the awards, simply select the categories you wish to nominate for and click Create a Nominator Account. Please ensure you select all categories you wish to nominate for when you create your account.


Secure your tickets for the Awards Gala Dinner

Join us to celebrate the 2022 Australasian Rail Industry Awards at The Palladium – Crown Melbourne. This is the perfect opportunity to come together with colleagues to acknowledge the fantastic achievements of the rail industry.

Date: Wednesday 14 September from 6.30-11.30pm
Location: The Palladium, Crown Towers, Melbourne
Ticket prices: Individual ticket: $275 | Table of 10: $2750. Prices include GST

Hosts of the awards

The awards were established in partnership with a range of rail organisations in recognition of our shared support for excellence in the rail industry. We thank the Rail Track Association Australia, Rail Technical Society Australasia, Permanent Way Institution, Institution of Railway Signal Engineers and Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board for their continued support.

Past Awards winners and finalists

The 2020 awards showcased the outstanding achievement of those working in rail in the most difficult of years. Congratulations to all our 2020 winners and finalists.

Click here to view the 2020 awards winners.

View our past winners from 2018 and 2019.

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