Become a Member

There has never been a better time to join the ARA.

Rail is experiencing a renaissance with urban passenger, light rail and freight rail projects planned and under construction throughout Australia and New Zealand.

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

The ARA advocates to the Australian government to increase investment in rail, adopt regulatory policies that support rail, and take a national mode neutral approach to infrastructure projects where there are demonstrated economic, social and environmental benefits.

ARA provides multiple events throughout the year for networking and business development opportunities as well as collaboration and sharing good ideas. We can also expand your network of professional contacts through our conferences, member dinners and workshops. 

ARA also markets the rail sector to graduates, employees and school leavers.

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.

The ARA is the voice of the rail industry.


Membership Application

Please download and save the Membership Application Form and send it electronically to


ARA Constitution

To view the ARA Constitution, click here.