About the RTAA

About Us

The Rail Track Association Australia Incorporated (RTAA), is a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to pursuing and promoting the interests of the Australian rail sector. With a proud history which began in 1973, the RTAA brings together owners, contractors, consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, academics, research and development personnel, regulators and individuals who are part of the Australian rail track community.


Membership is invited from individuals, corporations, government bodies, tertiary education institutions, rail suppliers, manufacturers and service providers.


Key priorities of the RTAA include:

Promoting diverse and inclusive rail workplaces

Providing national representation to the rail community

Sharing grass-roots knowledge

Promoting uniform national track standards

 A copy of our revised constitution is provided here:

  • Constitution Updated 2016 Constitution Updated 2016


    The objectives of the RTAA include:


    To bring together specialists concerned with the design, construction, fabrication, operation and maintenance of railway track and associated infrastructure.

    To foster collaboration between railways, suppliers of rail infrastructure, components and equipment and those providing services in the fields of design, consultancy or contracting.

    To seek the participation of government and semi-government departments and bodies, universities and other institutions and research facilities with a view to encouraging the optimisation of railway operations, especially in relation to railway infrastructure performance and economics.

    To initiate, sponsor and/or co-operate with others in research, development and evaluation of railway infrastructure, railway track and its components.

    To sponsor the development of realistic standards in respect of the railway infrastructure and the practices employed in construction, operation and maintenance.

    To conduct meetings for the purpose of bringing together entities interested in railway infrastructure and its associated disciplines to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, knowledge and information thereon.

    To disseminate information relating to railway infrastructure through technical and networking events, publications and other forms of media concerning the progress of research, new developments and assistance in the evaluation of performance and economics of railway infrastructure.

    To encourage all other such activities as will promote the development and improvement of railways, particularly in respect of railway infrastructure.

    To provide for the effective management, operation and development of the Association.