We are the Voice of the Rail Industry

Manufacturers and Suppliers

We are the Voice of the Rail Industry

Freight

We are the Voice of the Rail Industry

Passenger

We are the Voice of the Rail Industry

Contractors

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 competitiveness.

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.

 

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Industry Initiatives

Media & Events

Media Release: Smart Rail Route...
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  The Smart Rail Route Map Interim Report identifying a long-term common view of priorities, themes, timelines and actions to support the successful deployment of digital and telecommunication...

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Media Release: Rail Sector...
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  A fast developing skilled labour crisis in the rail sector will deliver a substantial blow out in project costs and delivery delays to rail projects in Australia and New Zealand over the next...

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Media Release: New future of...
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  The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) announced today that a new five year contract has been awarded for the delivery of the Rail Industry Worker Program (RIW), the ARA’s national...

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Media Release: Work to establish...
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  The Rail Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) is partnering with the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) and Deakin University to develop a Smart Rail Route Map for Australia...

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Videos

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.