2022 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

  • 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”) Postal address:Po Box 847, Tamworth NSW 2340. 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. President: Doug Jones 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 - 9.30pm 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 using both DCC and DC systems. Our members model in a variety of scales and have a wide range of interests including design and construction of layouts; making realistic layout scenery; and developing their electronics skills that include decoder configuration, scenery lighting and computer control systems. Some members just love to run their trains on our club layouts or come in for a chat. All interests and skill levels are welcome at our club. See our website for further details. Contact: Secretary Peter 0439 640 756. Email:cmrcisecpra@gmail.com Website: www.cmrci.info
  • CANBERRA MONARO N SCALE GROUP. Is an Australian Men’s Shed based around N scale model railways. The group has an extensive modular layout on which we run a worldwide range of locomotives and rolling stock. We hold regular running sessions, workshops and attend all the local model railway exhibitions.For more information, or to find out more about membershipemail:  secretary@cmnsg.com.au. Website: www.cmnsg.com.au

New South Wales

  • 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
  • EUROBODALLA MODEL RAILWAY CLUB. An NMRA Club for model and prototype railway enthusiasts in the Batemans Bay area. 20 years old and still in steam! For all enquiries please contact the Club President Ian Barnes (04 1577 4810) or Secretary Lance Shadbolt (04 2748 3185).
  • 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 by special request the club may meet on Wednesday nights. Building 8A, 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">mso-fareast-language:EN-AU">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 0431 174 013 or email: walkerb@internode.on.net
  • SYDNEY MODEL RAILWAY SOCIETY. Meets every Monday evening (except public holidays) for running sessions from 6.30pm-9.30pm and 3rd Friday of each month from 11:00am (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, Ph: 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 fixed and exhibition 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. Email:lynn@zelmeroz.com. Website: www.zelmeroz.com/canesig.
  • REDLANDS MODEL RAILWAY GROUP. Meets the fourth 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 operational HO scale layout. New members welcome. Contact: Ken (08) 8288 0768, 0403 846 948. Email: houseken26@yahoo.com.au or Jeff 0479 078 913. Website: adelaidemodelrailroaders.com


Western Australia

  • US MODEL RAILROAD CLUB OF WA. Meets every Saturday 1-4pm. Unit 6, 33 Macedonia Street, Naval Base 6165. For more information see our website at www.usmrcwa.comor contact Tim Shenton at (0408) 921 991 or usmrcwa@gmail.com. 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. 
  • WEST AUSTRALIAN MODEL RAILWAY CLUB INC. Meets Wednesday afternoons/evenings in the grounds of the Rail Transport Museum, 136 Railway Parade, Bassendean, WA. Actively seeking new members and visitors are always 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. Social meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday each month commencing at 2000 hours 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.
    Membership applications and copies of the Agenda are available from the Secretary:- Ron Polistena,1 Loxwood Avenue, Keysborough, Victoria 3173.Phone: 0411 848 630. Email: ronaldpolistena@optusnet.com.au. Clubroom answering machine (03) 9885 7034. Modellers of all scales and prototypes are welcome.Full details are available on the Website at: www.amravic.com.au
  • LATROBE VALLEY MODEL RAILWAY ASSOC INC. 62 Saviges Road, Moe VIC 3825. PO Box 56 Moe VIC 3825. Secretary: V+A Beer Ph: 0447 882 593. President: Todd Cartwright Ph: 0400 011 066.LVMRA@facebook.com
  • Phillip Island and District Railway Modellers Inc. Rear Cowes Senior Citizen's Club Lion Court, Cowes VIC  3952 Club details; open each Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00pm, visitors welcome. Contact Geoff Newman: President 0419 357 097 or Geoff Bowen, Secretary; 0429 419 011. Club operates an N scale plus HO scale fixed layout, both layouts being DCC only.
  • SUNBURY MODEL RAILWAY CLUB INC. Meets Friday nights at clubrooms. Contact: Secretary Mark Warner (03) 5428 4731. Specialty: HO layoutsLeopold,Tallarook andGisborne, New H.O. layout under construction. On30 layout,The Beechy, OO LayoutCrosby Stephen. N Scale Layout under construction. Postal Address: PO Box 437, Sunbury, 3429. Email: mrwarner@iprimus.com.au. New members and visitors welcome.
  • VICTORIAN N SCALE COLLECTIVE INC. Speciality: N Scale Australian, particularly Victorian. Meets monthly usually in member’s homes with a focus on modelling clinics, discussions of current modelling projects and layout operation. Visitors and new members are always welcome. AusTrak and T-Trak modules are available for exhibitions. A bi-monthly newsletter is accessible to all members via our ‘private’ Groups.io site. The site also has regular postings from members and other useful information. Contact: Secretary Martin Watts, PO Box 569, Neerim South, Victoria, 3831. Mobile: 0408 282 109. Email: vnsc1991@hotmail.com Website:www.vnsc.org.au
  • WAVERLEY MODEL RAILWAY CLUB. Meets every Thursday from 7.30pm in our clubrooms in North Dandenong. We also have running sessions on Monday nights, Wednesday and the last Friday night of the month. We have extensive HO and N scale DCC clubroom layouts, and members run Australian, British, US andEuropean prototype. New members and guests welcome. General Contact: secretary@waverleymrc.org.au Membership Contact:membership@waverleymrc.org.au Website:waverleymrc.org.au

Further Information

Clubs seeking listing within this page should send relevant details to 'Club Listing', SCR Publications PO Box 345 Matraville NSW 2036 or email amrmagzn@tpg.com.au and submissions must be made by an official of the club. To ensure details are current, listings will only be accepted between August 1 and the deadline of October 30 of each year. 


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