Association of Tourist & Heritage Rail Australia

Representing Australian Routist and Heritage Railway Operators since 2004
Photo: J549 on Victorian Goldfields Railway © Victorian Goldfields Railway


represents Tourist and Heritage railways across Australia
Photo: Afghan Express, Pichi Richi Railway SA © Grant Robinson


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

Association of Tourist & Heritage Rail Australia

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


represents its members to regulatory bodies.
Photo: Steam Tram and Railway Preservation Co-Op Society NSW © Grant Robinson


Introduces heritage operations software (HOPS)

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

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 Insurance Update — May 2022

As an update to my last Insurance Update (dated December 2021), ATHRA and Marsh have continued to roll out more competitive insurance policies (both premiums and policy wording) to ATHRA members. The insurances that are currently being sourced and placed at...

HOPS information sessions February 2022

HOPS information sessions were held during February 2022. Watch recordings from a series of online workshops about the Heritage Operations Processing System.

Interested in becoming a member of ATHRA?

ATHRA membership is open to Australian Tourist/Heritage Rail Organisations, Museums, corporations & individuals.

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