Celebrating the best of the rail industry

The Australasian Rail Industry Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements, innovation and successes of those working in the rail industry.

New date confirmed: 4 November 2021

The annual Australasian Rail Industry Awards will now take place on the new date of Thursday 4 November 2021, to ensure as many people as possible can take part in the event to help us celebrate the best in the rail industry.

If you have already registered to attend, your booking has been automatically transferred to the new date. If you are unable to attend on the new date, email us to arrange a full refund.

Nominations for the 2021 Australasian Rail Industry Awards (ARI Awards) have closed. Finalists will be announced in August, with winners to be confirmed at our gala dinner on 4 November 2021.


Our 2021 Award sponsors

Gold Partner and Career Achievement Award Sponsor

Award category sponsors


Supporting partners


Show your support for industry by becoming an awards sponsor

~ Download the Awards Sponsorship Prospectus here ~  

The ARI Awards Dinner offers a unique opportunity to applaud and support excellence and innovation in Australia’s rail industry. This will provide exceptionally broad promotional and branding opportunities to the awards sponsors. Remaining sponsorship opportunities: 

  • Platinum Sponsor
  • Silver Sponsor
  • Freight Excellence Award Sponsor 
  • TrackSAFE Foundation Award Sponsor 

Should you wish to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact ARA General Manager Events and Partnerships Jacqui Murkins.

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.

Celebrate with the industry at the awards gala dinner

Award winners will be announced at our ARI Awards Gala Dinner in Melbourne on Thursday 4 November. The dinner is always a highlight of the rail industry calendar, so make sure you book your place early to help us celebrate the industry’s achievements in 2021.

Date and time: Thursday 4 November from 6.30pm – 11.30pm AEST
Location: Palladium Room, Crown Towers, Melbourne
Tickets: Individual $200 including GST | Table of 10 $2000 including GST

Book now to secure your place.

Supporting rail safety

Proceeds from the Australasian Rail Industry Awards go to the TrackSAFE Foundation, a registered harm prevention charity established by the industry to reduce near collisions, injuries and fatalities on the rail network resulting from suicide and reckless behaviour.

Need to know more?

If you need any further information on the nomination process, sponsorship or the awards, email us at events@ara.net.au or call +61 2 6232 4700.

2020 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.

Key contacts

General Manager Events and Partnerships