2021 Club Listing

Listed below are the Model Railway clubs active in Australia and seeking new members. Intending new members should contact the club secretary or designated contact for further details.


National Associations

  • NATIONAL MODEL RAILROAD ASSOCIATION (NMRA) AUSTRALASIAN REGION INC. The NMRA currently has approx. 750 members in Australia and New Zealand. The NMRA is a diverse group of individuals unified by their love of model railroading. The NMRA publishes a bi-monthly e-newsletter called MainLine which is available on our website. New members are always welcome. For details on how to apply, refer to the Membership page on our website or you can contact your nearest Division Superintendent. Division boundaries and contacts are available on our website or phone 0412 253 425 for more information. Website:www.nmra.org.au
  • SOUTHERN CROSS MODEL RAILWAY ASSOCIATION. Active branches in NSW, Victoria and Queensland. A bi-monthly magazine (Australian Model Railway Magazine) and a quarterly newsletter is produced, along with standards and recommended practices to assist all modellers of all prototypes. Contact: Bob Gallagher, PO Box 345, Matraville NSW 2036. Phone: (02) 9311 2036. Website: www.australianmodelrailways.com
  • THE THREE MILLIMETRE (3MM) SOCIETY. Speciality 3mm scale model railways (also known as “TT”) Contact: Australian Group Organiser, David Batho. Phone: (02) 6765 2612.Email: duambi@gmail.com

Australian Capital Territory

  • ACT MODEL RAILWAY SOCIETY INC. The calendar on our website advises the days and times our shed is open at Chomley Court, Evatt. All scales and prototypes welcome. Contact: ACT Model Railway Society Inc. PO Box 62, Jamison Centre ACT 2614 or President: Graham Wright  (02) 6278 5226. Email: enquiries@actmrs.org.au Website: www.actmrs.org.au
  • CANBERRA MODEL RAILWAY CLUB INC. Meets on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday nights of the month 7.30- 9.30 pm and every Tuesday morning from 9.30am-12pm at our club rooms located at the University of Canberra High School Kaleen, 104 Baldwin Drive, Kaleen ACT. Club layouts are HO scale and Australian in flavour in both DCC and DC. Individual members model in a variety of scales and have a wide range of interests from making realistic layout scenery, design and construction of layouts, and electronics that include decoder configuration, scenery lighting and computer control systems. Some people just love to run their trains on our club layouts. All interests and skill levels are welcome. Contact: Secretary Peter 02 62576159 Email:  cmrcisecpra@gmail.com">EN-AU">cmrcisecpra@gmail.com  Website: www.cmrci.info
  • CANBERRA MONARO N SCALE GROUP INC. Meets 2nd weekend of the month at the Mulga Scout Hall, Richardson for a running weekend. We provide opportunities for members to run their N scale equipment on our extensive range of Club modules. With no permanent home at present, a selection of the Club modules are put together to provide members with a full weekend of opportunity to run trains. Set up commences at 9.30am on the Saturday and we generally start to pack up from 4pm on Sunday. On the 4th Saturday of the month we hold a Club day at the same venue and provide our members the opportunity to bring along their current model railway project to share with other members. This is always a great day for the swapping of ideas and information and getting the benefit of other members' experiences. The Club attends the main Canberra exhibitions at Kaleen and Malkara each year as well as a number of regional exhibitions. Our Club is a member of the Australian Men's Shed Association (mensshed.org/) and we welcome men and women interested in the hobby of model railroading. For more information. Contact: secretary@cmnsg.com.au or Website: cmnsg.com.au

    New South Wales

  • AUSTRALIAN MODEL RAILWAY ASSOCIATION – NSW INC. Regular meetings are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10am, Friday nights from 7.30pm and some Sundays. A facility fee is payable at the door each visit. We have three large fixed layouts – a three rail DC or DCS ‘O’ gauge; a large ‘HO’ gauge, which can handle DC & DCC trains at the same time; and a detailed ‘N’ gauge with extensive running. We also have several portable exhibition layouts. Our Clubrooms are located at 48 Barry Avenue, Mortdale NSW. Phone: (02) 9153 5901, P O Box 277, Mortdale NSW 2223. Email: secretary@amransw.asn.au  Website:  www.amransw.asn.au
  • DUBBO MODEL RAILWAY CLUB INC. Meets Friday nights, Saturday and Sunday afternoons at Dubbo Showground, next to Boardy's Bar, in the end of the Bird Pavilion. Track work and maintenance most Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am. Contact: Bob Ehsman (Sec) 0472 952 440, Dave England (Pres) 0466 445 996. Email: dubbomrc@hotmail.com
  • HASTINGS MODEL RAILWAY GROUP. Covering Port Macquarie, Wauchope, Laurieton and Camden Haven areas. Meets 3rd Saturday each month at Members’ homes, on a rotating roster, from 1.30pm onwards. Catering to HO, N Scale, NSW, Victorian, British, interests. Participate in Exhibition and inter- club visits. Visitors welcome. Contact: Greg 0408 281 908, Dave 0407 936 379 or Ian 0407 107 589 or Ian 0490 949 809. Email: gneegreg@bigpond.net.au
  • HILLS MODEL RAILWAY SOCIETY INC. The main meeting days are Friday night from 7:30pm, Tuesday morning running until approx. 12pm and the club also meets on Wednesday nights. Building 8, Balcombe Heights Estate, Seven Hills Road, Baulkham Hills NSW. There are usually five layouts available. Three exhibition layouts, HO American, HO Australian and N Scale all DCC. With two fixed layouts OO British and N Scale being DC. Layout availability does depend on exhibition commitments. Visitors are welcome but prior arrangements are required. Email:info@hmrs.org.au Facebook:www.facebook.com/HillsModelRailwaySociety Website:www.hmrs.org.au
  • ILLAWARRA MODEL RAILWAY ASSOCIATION. Meets Friday nights at 7pm, in our club rooms Fowlers Rd, Kanahooka. Modelling in variety of prototypes in HO/OO and O. American and Australian exhibition layouts. Large fixed HO and O DCC layouts in clubrooms. New members and visitors always made welcome. President: Mike Holden (02) 42976686. Email:info@imra.org.au  Website:www.imra.org.au
  • SHOALHAVEN MODEL RAILWAY CLUB INC. Meets 1st and 3rd Saturdays at 9am-3pm in North Nowra. HO and N gauge layouts. Building a new DCC layout. Lots of friendly discussion. Visitors and new members welcome. Contact: Secretary Brian Walker (02) 4408 8057 or 0431 174 013. Email: walkerb@internode.on.net
  • SHORT-LINE, INDUSTRIAL & NARROW GAUGE GROUP (SLING). Meets 7.30pm monthly (Weeknights) at Gerringong/Albion Park for those modelling outside mainline/Government N/HO to share modelling skills, resources & Christian Fellowship. O gauge layout, library at most meetings. Contact: John Cheek (02) 4421 2661 or Bruce Parker (02) 4234 0998, PO Box 70, Gerringong, 2534.
  • SYDNEY MODEL RAILWAY SOCIETY. Meets every Monday evening (except public holidays) for running sessions from 6.30pm-9.30pm and 3rd Sunday of each month from 10.30am, (subject to member availability) in club rooms located in southern Sydney. Featuring HO scale freelance Australian layout and HO scale DCC exhibition layout. Contact: President: Andrew Goonpan, 0409 609 211. Email: smrs.info@gmail.com Website: www.smrs.org.au Facebook: www.facebook.com/SydneyModelRailwaySociety
  • SYDNEY N SCALE MODEL RAILWAY CLUB INC. The Club meets every Saturday from approximately 11am, and most Wednesdays from approximately 11am, in our club rooms at 75 Chapel Street, Rockdale, NSW, 2216. The Club is also open on most public holidays and also at other times as determined by the Committee of Management. The club has a large permanent layout named Cascade Union as well as a number of portable layouts that are used for exhibition purposes, all in N scale of course. The layouts primarily operate using Digitrax DCC systems, with a couple of the smaller layouts running DC. Contact: Eric Coughlan, Secretary. Phone: 0431 728 161. Email: eccoughlan@gmail.com
  • THE NEWCASTLE MODEL RAILWAY CLUB INC. Meets Weekly 7.30pm Wednesday & 9am Thursdays, Dora Road, Adamstown. Running sessions and work on HO & N scale layouts. Operating both DC and DCC power systems. Modelling and variety of prototypes mostly Australian, American and British outline. Contact: The Secretary. Email: secretary@tnmrc.org.au  Website: www.tnmrc.org.au


  • CANESIG, THE CANE RAILWAY (TRAMLINE) MODELLING SIG. SIG membership (content provider) is open to any individual who supports the objectives of preserving, developing and exchanging information for the modelling of sugar cane railways in Queensland and worldwide. The SIG's resources of over 11,500 rail heritage photos, drawings, rail heritage and modelling articles, free downloadable card models, etc., are freely available to anyone on a non-commercial basis through its website. Contact: A C Lynn Zelmer, Coordinator, lynn@zelmeroz.com  Website: www.zelmeroz.com/canesig
  • REDLANDS MODEL RAILWAY GROUP. Meets the last Sunday of the month at the Redland Museum, 60 Smith Street, Cleveland, Qld 4163 at 10:30 am.  Running days (usually four HO/OO and one N per month), and other activities are arranged at the monthly meeting. All scales, skills from beginner to advanced. Contact: Wieber (07) 3820 6595 or Roy on 0416 207 321. Email: redlandsmodelrailway@gmail.com

South Australia

  • ADELAIDE MODEL RAILROADERS INC (AMR INC). Meets at Outer Harbor on Wednesdays from 7pm and 1st Saturday from 10am. General meeting on the 3rd Wednesday. Large DCC equipped HO scale layout. Contact: Ken (08) 8288 0768 or Jeff 0479 078 913. Email: houseken26@yahoo.com.au
  • SOUTH AUSTRALIAN N GAUGE SOCIETY INC. (SANGS). The clubrooms are currently closed. Pending a change of COVID-19 restrictions, and subject to conditions imposed, the clubrooms should open again soon. Meets Saturdays 12.30pm-4pm. Club rooms and postal address, 118 Fletcher Road, Peterhead, S.A. 5016. SANGS is a model railroading club that builds and displays model railroad layouts at various model train shows across the year. Our organisation started in 1983 and has gone from strength to strength since. We have built many layouts over the years and the public love seeing our layouts. The club's objective is to promote the N Scale model railroading hobby to the public. You can see our layouts at various train shows and shopping centres across Adelaide. If you can't wait to see us at a show, come visit our clubrooms. Our club members will be happy to show you our clubroom layout and talk to you about N Scale model railroading. Email:secretary2@sangs.asn.au sangs_committee@sangs.asn.au Website:http://www.sangs.asn.au/ Please check our Facebook page for latest information on shopping centre displays, events and clubrooms re-opening.
  • SOUTH AUSTRALIAN RAILWAY MODELLERS’ ASSOCIATION INC. General Meetings (plus activity) held 2nd Wednesday of month at 7.30pm. Model construction nights or running sessions held on other Wednesdays. The club has HO and N scale layouts and all skill levels and interests are welcome. Members run all outlines, predominantly SAR, and meet in log cabin & shed at corner of Lyons & Balmoral Roads, Dernancourt. Visitors and new members welcome. Contact: Secretary PO Box 4, Prospect, SA 5082. Infoline: (08) 8411 5500. Website:www.sarma.asn.au


  • HOBART MODEL RAILWAY GROUP. Model Park, Cnr Howard Road and Innovation Drive, Goodwood, Tasmania 7010. Meets Monday 6.30-8.30pm HO/OO and Wednesday 10am-1pm N Scale. Visitors welcome. Details on Facebook. Contact: (03) 6267 4751 Email: goakes1@gmail.com

Western Australia

  • US MODEL RAILROAD CLUB OF WA. Meets every Saturday 1pm-4pm. Unit 6, 33 Macedonia Street, Naval Base 6165.Speciality - Modelling US prototype railroads in HO scale with a large 9m x 15m layout designed for operation with a sectional exhibition switching layout. Visitors are always welcome. Contact: Tim Shenton 0408 921 991. Email: usmrcwa@gmail.com  Website: www.usmrcwa.com
  • WEST AUSTRALIAN MODEL RAILWAY CLUB INC. Meets Wednesday afternoons/evenings in the grounds of the Rail Transport Museum, 136 Railway Parade, Bassendean, WA. Visitors welcome. Australian, US and European prototypes in N, HO and G scale. Contact: Ross Parker 0424 658 142. Email:wamrc@wamrc.org.au Website:   www.wamrc.org.au 


  • AUSTRALIAN MODEL RAILWAY ASSOCIATION VICTORIAN BRANCH INC. Socialmeetings are held on the 2nd Thursday each month commencing at 8pm at the Clubrooms, 92 Wills Street, Glen Iris, 3146. Other activities include Timetable and Waybill operation, and running sessions on the HO Stonnington Valley layout that is wired for both DC and DCC operation on selected Saturdays and Sundays and on Friday evenings, while the Junior group hold running sessions on the second Saturday following the Social meeting and on selected Wednesdays during school holidays. Large scale train running on the garden railway is held on the Sunday following the Social meeting and the clubrooms are open each Monday for the Daylighters Group. Full details are available on the Website at:www.amravic.com.au Modellers of all scales and prototypes are welcome. Membership applications and copies of the Agenda are available from the Secretary: Ron Polistena,1 Loxwood Avenue, Keysborough, Victoria 3173. Phone: 0411 848 630. Clubroom answering machine (03) 9885 7034. Email:  
  • CORIO MODEL RAILWAY CLUB INC. Open Tuesday 9am to 12pm. Wednesday 6.30pm to 9.30pm, Saturday 1pm to 4.30pm. Address 30 John Street, Geelong West, Vic. Contact Secretary: Barbara Storm 0407 572 607.
  • G.V. RAIL CLUB INC. Running and building nights 2ndand 4thTuesday of each month from 7pm. Business meetings 2ndSunday afternoon of each month from 2pm. Enjoy all facets of the rail hobby. HO and N scale layouts. Group excursions. Biennial exhibition. Contact: Ross Musolino, 0407 845 247. Postal address: PO Box 238, Shepparton, Victoria, 3632. Facebook: Goulburn Valley Rail Club (GV Rail club) (Private Group). Website: www.gvrailclub.com/
  • HAMILTON MODEL RAILWAY MUSEUM INC. Meets every Sunday 1.30pm-4.30pm. in our Clubrooms at the Hamilton Pastoral Museum (Dundas Block), Hiller Lane, Hamilton. Specialising in Australia HO, Club layout Kilmore East. Contact: President Richard O'Brien (03) 5571 1007 or Secretary Wayne Brooks, 37 Foster St, Hamilton 3300. Phone: (03) 5572 4524 or 0418 538 009. Email: vline101@bigpond.com
  • MELBOURNE MODEL RAILWAY SOCIETY. Operating sessions are on Fridays from 7:30pm. The club rooms are at Auburn railway station, Melbourne. The MMRS club layout is HO scale with six main stations and two branch lines all signalled to Victorian Railways practice. Contact: David 0419 414 309 on operating nights. Please see the calendar on our web site for details of the running sessions. Website: mmrs.org.au