Association of Tourist & Heritage Rail Australia

Representing Australian Tourist and Heritage Railway Operators since 2004

Photo: West Coast Wilderness Railway (Tas) © West Coast Wilderness Railway


marketing Tourist and Heritage rail across Australia
Photo: Steam Tram and Railway Preservation Co-Op Society NSW © Grant Robinson

Association of Tourist & Heritage Rail Australia

Introduces heritage operations software (HOPS)
Photo: J549 on Victorian Goldfields Railway © Victorian Goldfields Railway


represents Tourist and Heritage railways across Australia
Photo: Coffee Pot, Pichi Richi Railway SA © Arnold

Association of Tourist & Heritage Rail Australia

Representing Australian Tourist & Heritage Railway Operators Since 2004
Photo: DownsSteam Qld © Corbin Pratt


facilitates services such as Insurance for our members.
Photo: Don River Railway Tas © Grant Robinson

A National Body for Australian Tourist & Heritage Railways

The Association of Tourist and Heritage Rail Australia (ATHRA) was incorporated in 2004 to represent and deliver real benefits to our members – the grass roots individual Tourist and Heritage rail operators.


ATHRA continues to serve the sector by providing a united front to government statutory bodies as well as contributing to regulatory reviews and legislation concerning rail and tram operations and safety.

Puffing Billy © Corbin Pratt

Latest news

ATHRA Awards 2023

ATHRA is pleased to announce the 2023 ATHRA Awards. The ATHRA Awards recognise excellence by individuals and organisations operating in the railway and tramway tourist and heritage sector. Nine awards are offered this year.Download the General Rules and Conditions for...

ATHRA News February-March 2023

In this issue: Coal working group Insurance Safety and Accreditation National Transport Commission Rail Health Advisory Group Rail Industry Safety Standards Board State news ACT NSW South Australia Tasmania Victoria Western Australia Coal Working Group (CWG) The...

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