Join your rail industry colleagues in celebrating the outstanding achievements of individuals and companies in rail from across the region at the Australasian Rail Industry Virtual Awards Presentation evening. Register free of charge and secure your place now.

As a result of restrictions due to the COVID-19, the 2020 Australasian Rail Industry Virtual Awards Presentation will be held live and online. We will gather virtually to celebrate this year’s nominees and announce award winners. Registration for this event is complimentary.

When: Thursday 15 October 2020

Time: 4.00PM-5.30PM AEST

Where: online, link will be provided to all registered guests

Registration: register free of charge and secure your place now

Master of Ceremonies: Shelley Horton, Media Personality and Keynote Speaker

Shelly Horton is known for fronting up to uncomfortable conversations and never sitting on the fence. Her opinion can be heard nationally a number of times each week on Channel 9’s Today, Today Extra, Weekend Today and 3pm Nine News. She is the lifestyle presenter and columnist for 9Honey, host of 9Honey’s podcast Failing Fabulously and 9Life’s Talking Married.

She’s been the co-host of healthyMEtv, editor at large of the entertainment sections in the Sun Herald, National Editor of Life&Style for and a health reporter on ABC TV’s George Negus Tonight. She was the South Pacific correspondent for the most-watched entertainment program in the world – Entertainment Tonight – and she hosted the UK TV show What’s On In London. Shelly worked as a newsreader on Triple J, a producer on A Current Affair and a crime reporter on ABC Radio.

Through this variety, Shelly has learned to deliver content that audiences want to hear with incredible humour and disarming honesty. She is wonderfully real and authentic and prides herself on tackling topics most shy away from. She is happy to spill the beans and give behind the scenes accounts of some of the world’s biggest celebrities, having interviewed everyone from Tom Cruise and Kim Kardashian to the Dalai Lama.

Awards: learn more about awards categories and finalists for 2020

Sponsorship and Promotional opportunities

Are you looking for ways to celebrate success in the rail industry – plus align your company with excellence and best practice?

If so, take advantage of the exciting promotional opportunities associated with the Awards Ceremony going ‘virtual’ and the coverage across our media and social media.

Contact Jacqui Murkins, General Manager – Events & Partnerships at ARA on 0413 532 924 or

Keep up to date and find out about nomination openings and key dates by signing up to the ARA Communications.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our partners & sponsors in 2020:

Gold Sponsor

Frauscher Sensor Technology is the leading supplier of wheel detection and axle counter technology. The company’s mission is to make it simpler for system integrators and railway operators to obtain the information they need to run, monitor and protect their operational network.

Founded in Austria over 30 years ago, Frauscher today has locations all over the world to provide local services and support for over 150,000 installations in more than 40 countries. It’s Australian entity, based in Melbourne, supports systems across the country working closely with operators such as MTM, V/Line, PTA, DPTI, ARTC, Queensland Rail and Aurizon to provide planning, training, supply and support.

Frauscher Sensor Technology Australia strongly supports the encouragement of young people into the rail industry and is proud to sponsor the Career Achievement Award.

Category Sponsors

Customer Service Award

Workforce Diversity Award

Employee Engagement Award

Career Achievement Award

Rail Sustainability Award

Shoal Group Pty Ltd logo

TrackSAFE Foundation Award

Innovation and Technology Award

Category Supporters


Young Rail Professional Award

Supporter in 2020


Emerging Rail Specialist Award


PWI Young Achiever Award

Supporting Partners

Railway Digest

Media Partner

Program Partner

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for the 2020 Australian Industry Awards please contact Jacqui Murkins, General Manager – Events & Partnerships at ARA, on 0413 532 924 or