Become a Member

At the ARA we strive to create an environment for the rail industry to prosper. We give one voice to the Australian, New Zealand and Indonesian rail industries whilst working hard to achieve our vision as the preferred mode of transport in both the passenger and freight space.

Around the globe Rail is experiencing a renaissance with high speed rail and light rail developments putting rail firmly back on the public and political agendas.

The ARA leads the advocacy effort to all levels of government to drive policy reform and increase investment in rail. We facilitate and coordinate on matters where it is beneficial for the industry to work together for common good and reduced cost.

As a member of the ARA, your organisation gains access to our network, our knowledge and our influence.

We have access to the latest industry data through our commissioned reports and provide you with the opportunity to participate in any of our Committees and Working Groups. We meet regularly with Ministers, Shadow Ministers, Advisors and other members of parliament, whilst maintaining a good relationship with senior departmental representatives and independent bodies. We can also expand your network of professional contacts through our conferences, member dinners and workshops. 

The ARA is the voice of the rail industry.


Membership Application

Please download and save the Membership Application Form and send it electronically to or via fax to 02 6273 5581.


ARA Constitution

To view the ARA Constitution, click here.


More Information

If you would like more information about the Australasian Railway Association and the benefits of being a member, please contact the ARA via or on 02 6270 4500.