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.

2021 Australasian Rail Industry Awards


Nominations are now open for the 2021 Australasian Rail Industry Awards (ARI Awards), so get your entry in to recognise the achievements of your people or team. The awards recognise and celebrate individual and company achievements in the rail industry, showcasing examples of excellence and innovation to support its growth and success.

The awards are a fantastic opportunity to:

  • Thank an employee for their commitment and dedication to your company
  • Acknowledge the achievements of a person or team in your organisation
  • Promote your leadership in innovation
  • Have your product or service recognised by national industry leaders

Nominations are now open and close at 5pm AEST on Thursday 17 June. Finalists will be announced on Tuesday 20 July.

How to nominate


The ARI Awards are open to anyone working in the rail industry and organisation operating in or affiliated with rail in Australia and New Zealand. The award category criteria provide full details on who is eligible to be nominated.

For full details on award criteria, nomination questions and how to nominate, view the nomination guide.

Nominations can be made by the nominee themselves or by another person or party. All nominations must be submitted online. Hard copy or email submissions will not be accepted. The nomination and judging process will be managed by Evalato, an online awards management platform. All nominators will need to create an account to submit their nominations online.

To start your nomination, simply click the award category you wish to nominate for below and click ‘create a nominator account’.



Our 2021 Award sponsors

Gold Partner and Career Achievement Award Sponsor

Award category sponsors


Supporting partners


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 Wednesday 8 September. 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: Wednesday 8 September 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