Australasian Heritage Railway Conference

Presented in partnership by the Association of Tourist and Heritage Rail Australia and Puffing Billy Railway Board

Photo: © Puffing Billy Railway Board

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 Krueger 

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 announced

The 2023 ATHRA Awards were announced at the Australasian Heritage Railway Conference held at Puffing Billy Railway's Lakeside Conference Centre on Friday 21 July 2023. The ATHRA Awards recognise excellence by individuals and organisations operating in the railway and...

Australasian Heritage Railway Conference 2023 presentations

Presented in partnership by the Australian Tourist and Heritage Rail Association and Puffing Billy Railway BoardHeld at the Puffing Billy Lakeside Visitor Centre in the picturesque Dandenong Ranges.Friday 21 July 2023Keynote: Get an international perspective of the...

ATHRA News March-May 2023

In this issue: Conference Awards Training Insurance Coal working group Safety and Accreditation State news ACT NSW Queensland South Australia Tasmania Victoria Western Australia Conference The 2023 Australasian Heritage Railway Conference is being presented by ATHRA...

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