Networking Events

Welcome Reception

Monday 2 December 2019
When: 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Where: ICC Sydney
Dress: Smart casual
Welcome Address: Rodd Staples, Secretary, Transport for NSW

Pre-registration at AusRAIL PLUS 2019 is highly recommended. With over 900 delegates attending, Why not beat the rush and enjoy some early networking by attending our pre-registration and Welcome Reception.

Receive your badge in a relaxed environment, before enjoying an informal drink with colleagues to discuss the week ahead.

Networking Drinks – Sponsored by McConnell Dowell

Tuesday 3 December 2019 
When: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Where: ICC Sydney
Dress: Business Attire

One of the major networking functions at AusRAIL PLUS 2019, the Exhibition Networking Drinks will bring together, delegates, sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and other attendees to network and discuss the day’s proceedings over drinks and canapés all accompanied by some light entertainment.

RTAA Yellow Tie Dinner – Sponsored by Bombardier

Wednesday 4 December 2019
When: 7:00pm – 11:00pm, Pre-Drinks from 6:30pm
Where: ICC Sydney
Dress: Business Attire (a commemorative yellow tie or scarf will be provided upon entry)

Traditionally the industry’s talkfest the biennial RTAA Yellow Tie Dinner is the first of two event dinners at AusRAIL PLUS 2019. The dinner features over 1200 people and a plethora of networking opportunities. Early booking is encouraged as the dinner routinely sells out.

Gala Dinner –  Sponsored by Downer

Thursday 5 December 2019
When: 6.30pm – 11.00pm
Ferries will depart from 6.30pm at the ICC Wharf with pre-dinner drinks served onboard
Where: Big Top, Luna Park Sydney
Dress: Black Tie
MC: Effie

The annual AusRAIL Gala Dinner is one of the highlights of the rail industry calendar and is the perfect ending to 3 full days of networking, deal making and strategic planning.
The sky is the limit at the Big Top and as well as celebrating the winner and finalists of the 2019 Young Rail Professionals Pitching Competition, the dinner will also include an icon of Australian comedy – the inspirational and highly-coiffured Effie.
Guests will return via ferries from Milsons Point.
The ARA AusRAIL Gala Dinner is now at capacity. For any Gala Dinner booking enquiries, please email our Customer Service team at

Have you booked your spot on the conference and dinners?