We are the Voice of the Rail Industry

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We are the Voice of the Rail Industry


We are the Voice of the Rail Industry


We are the Voice of the Rail Industry


What we do

We are the peak body for the rail industry throughout Australia. We represent an array of rail organisations: private and public, passenger and freight operators, track owners and managers, manufacturers of rolling stock, construction companies and all other organisations supplying and contributing to the Australasian rail sector.  

We provide a coordinated and unified voice on relevant issues of national importance. The ARA engages political leaders at both the state and federal level in forward-looking discussions around industry potential.

We bring about key policy reform to effectively enhance Australia’s productivity, economic and social prosperity, as well as its international competiveness.

The ARA creates an avenue for industry to connect, knowledge-share and work together to achieve greater results for rail. As Australasia’s leading voice for rail, we facilitate, coordinate, promote and communicate on behalf of the industry. We work to create an environment for the rail industry to prosper; we want to ensure a better rail future for all.


Latest News


350+ attend ARA/RTSA Vic Rail Industry Networking Dinner at RACV Club Melb. https://t.co/qV2JcCoUCP
@AuststRail - 6 days 14 hours
ARA CEO, Danny Broad, attended launch of TrackSAFE’s Community Stations Project at Melton Station in Vic. More info… https://t.co/xq2Os8zy8j
@AuststRail - 1 week 3 days
Infrastructure Victoria released its draft 30 Year Infrastructure Strategy this week. https://t.co/7I4MjqA1W5
@AuststRail - 2 weeks 5 days
RT @MrDeltic15: @wnxxuk @Clinnick1 First @BombardierR_UK Class 387 for @c2c_Rail 387301 behind @FreightlinerLtd 66514 Derby-Bletchley at Ke…
@AuststRail - 2 weeks 5 days

Industry Initiatives

Media & Events

Media Release: ARA Reiterates...
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With the first sod recently turned on Stage 1 of Canberra’s Light Rail, the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) takes the opportunity to remind all Canberrans that an integrated approach to...

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Event: Rail Networking Dinners
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The ARA facilitates industry networking by arranging ARA Rail Industry Networking Dinners up to five times a year. These dinners provide an opportunity to foster relationships with colleagues from...

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Event: National Rail Safety Week...
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Rail Safety Week is an Australasian rail industry initiative that sees organisations across Australia and New Zealand come together to promote rail safety messages for one week every year. On the...

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Event: Insight into Railway...
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This one-day introductory course offers insight into the technology processes and principles used for rail signalling. If you work in rail and are required to liaise with signal engineers or...

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The Rail Story (Now with Voiceover!)

Currently, congested roads, environmental degradation, increased road accidents, a growing population and climate change are all having an effect on our local communities. 

Rail Careers

The Rail Industry has a network of career opportunities for people of all ages and experiences. We encourage you to consider the rail industry as a place to work and advance your career.