Events and Networking


In this section you will find specific information on the ARA's forums:

Heavy Haul Conference 2019

The Australasian Railway Association and Informa are pleased to be bringing our 9th Heavy Haul Rail Conference back to Newcastle. The conference will take place at the Newcastle City Hall on the 29 and 30 October 2019.

Inland Rail Conference


ALC / ARA Inland Rail Conference

Connecting Regions, Building Australia

21-22 August 2019, Toowoomba, Queensland

TrackSAFE - Mental Health First Aid Course

Telecommunications and Technology Forum



Women discuss rail at an ARA Women in Rail Lunch.
Women in Rail Lunch, Brisbane

2019 International Womens Day Theme #BalanceforBetter - Better the balance, better the world

Date: Tuesday 15 October 2019

Venue: Rydges South Bank, 9 Glenelg Street, South Brisbane

Time: 12.00 to 2.30pm 


Light Rail 2019

The ARA hosted the very succesful Light Rail 2019 Conference on 4-5 March 2019 at the Crown Melbourne.

Terms & Conditions

Terms of Payment for Events

Payment is required within 14 days of receipt of registration, and must be received prior to the event.

New Zealand Rail 2019

The ARA’s New Zealand Rail 2019 will be held at the Pullman Hotel Auckland on the 19 and 20 June 2019, with the theme 'Stronger Connections: A Better New Zealand'.


2019 Conference Theme: Delivering Growth; Creating Opportunity Embracing Technology

AusRAIL PLUS 2019 will be held at the International Convention Centre Sydney on
3-5 December 2019, for further information