2020 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 has an average of 650 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 that can be found on our website:  www.nmra.org.au. New members are always welcome. Contact: Region Secretary: David O’Hearn, PO Box 3119, Valentine NSW 2280. Ph: 0407 811 577. Email:  secretary@nmra.org.au. Or your nearest Division Superintendent. Division boundaries and contacts are on our web site (listed above).
  • 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. Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 7.30pm and every Friday from 9.30am at Chomley Court, Evatt. Other times as per the calendar on our Web site. All scales and prototypes welcome. Contact: ACT Model Railway Society. 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 7.30-10pm 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 tend to be 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:  cmrcisec@cmrci 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 registered Men's Shed and we welcome men and women interested in the hobby of model railroading. For more information. Contact:  Secretary@cmnsg.com.auor 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.auWebsite:  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) 0472952440, Bernie Reid (Pres) 0448827201.
  • 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 day is Friday night from 7.30pm with Tuesday morning running until approx. 12pm and Wednesday night as well. 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.  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
  • MURRAY RAILWAY MODELLERS INC. Meets every Wednesday 7pm at the Wodonga Showground, Wilson St, Wodonga. Our members come from the Albury/Wodonga region. The club offers a casual and friendly environment and welcomes new members and visitors. Club layout is HO but all gauges are welcome. Contact: MRM Inc., PO Box 953, Albury 2640. John Harvey (03) 5728 2023. Email:  mrmtrains@gmail.com 
    Website:  www.murrayrailwaymodellers.com.au
  • NORTH SHORE RAILWAY MODELLERS ASSOCIATION INC. Our main meeting night is Thursday from about 7pm-10pm at our Collaroy Plateau club room. We also have running days on the first and third Saturday of each month from about 10.30am-3pm and also meet some Tuesdays at similar times for layout construction and maintenance. Our layouts are HO/OO with DCC and/or DC operation.  Junior members welcome.
    Contact: Andrew King 0412 447 743; or Gary Stocks 0401 619 592 or PO Box 527, FORESTVILLE NSW 2087.
    Email:  secretary@nsrma.com.au Website: www.nsrma.com.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) 44088057 or 0431 174 013. Email:  walkerb@internode.on.net
    (HO DCC only) Meets 1st Saturday and  3rd Sunday each month between 10am-4pm at Railway Compound, Erith Street, Bundanoon. Contact: President A Birse 0407 145 188 or Secretary M Hardacre 0429 995 023 (please ring before visiting).
  • 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 Good Pan, 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. Sydney N Scale Model Railway Club Inc. The Club meets every Saturday from approximately 12pm, 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 club layouts operate using Digitrax DCC systems. Contact: Eric Coughlan, Secretary, E-mail:eccoughlan@gmail.comPhone: 0431 728161.
  • TAREE AND DISTRICT MODEL RAILWAY CLUB INC. Meetings Wednesday and Saturdays 10am-4pm, 103 Manning Street, Taree NSW 2430. Members Running Day first Saturday in the month. Modelling predominately NSW State Rail in HO and N scale. However some members model American and British. Club Secretary Glenn Buckmann, 50 Electra Parade, Harrington NSW 2427. Phone: 0417 249 491. Email: marilynglenn@bigpond.com  Facebook:  http:/www.facebook.com/TDMRCInc/
  • THE NEWCASTLE MODEL RAILWAY CLUB INC. Meets 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: Secretary. Email: secretary@tnmrc.org.au  Website: www.tnmrc.org.au


  • AUSTRALIAN MODEL RAILWAY ASSOCIATION QLD INC. Meets every Tuesday 9am-3pm, every Saturday 9am-4pm. Smaller layouts in 9mm and 12/16.5mm gauge. Main layout 16.5mm gauge with clearances suitable for Sn 3.5 and On30 models as well as HO models. Garden group meetings on first and third Saturdays of the month on the extensive outdoor layout with 45mm and 32mm gauge circuits. Members information meeting and running night, third Thursday night 6:30pm-10pm. DCC running fourth Saturday, third Sunday and some Friday nights (check for details). ‘Sn’ and Qld. modellers group meet on the first Sunday 11am-4pm. Club located at 20a Murphy Road Zillmere (Dunsford Street traffic lights) beside the main QR northern railway line. General enquiries and club activities (07) 31948766 (preferably Tuesday or Saturday). Visitors and new members always welcome. Email: amraqld1@gmail.com
  • 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  www.zelmeroz.com/canesig  A C Lynn Zelmer, Coordinator,  lynn@zelmeroz.com
  • HORNBY RAILWAY COLLECTORS’ ASSOCIATION LTD SOUTH-EAST QUEENSLAND GROUP. Caters for collectors of vintage model railways with a focus on Hornby 0 gauge and Hornby Dublo. Members of our Group are members of the oldest and original HRCA created over 50 years ago, based in UK and with 2200 members worldwide. Numerous membership benefits include ten quality magazines a year and access to a vast spares directory on line. Our monthly meetings in the Brisbane region are promoted on the website vintagemodelrailways.com.au This extensive and growing website provides full access to dozens of articles, photos, TV interviews, videos, for sales and wanted, also layouts, history, technical help, links, past events, coming events, a Facebook page and a newly created online magazine. Our first issue with twelve local contributors contains 54 pages and includes videos. Issues 2 and 3 are on the way. VMR website membership is now worldwide. Alternative contact: Robert Gorrell HRCA 3640, AMRA 249 (65 years AMRA membership.) Email:  ro.gorr@bigpond.com  Website: www.hrca.net
  • LOGAN DISTRICT MODEL RAILWAY CLUB INC. Club opening times Tuesday 12pm-9pm. For other times please contact the Secretary on 0418 197 068. Email: secretary@ldmrc.com.au Website: www.ldmrc.com
  • MINIATURE TRAIN CLUB – GOLD COAST INC. A 100% NMRA Club with general meetings at members’ homes once a month. Promoters of the annual Miniature Trains on the Coast, model train and hobby show. Very active with model train shows with both HO/OO and N scale exhibition layouts. Clubhouse under construction at Pimpama. Contact: Den Candlin 0419 654 630. Email: Secretary@mtcgc.org.au  Website and Facebook pages are active.
  • REDLANDS MODEL RAILWAY GROUP. Meets the last Sunday of the month at the Redland Museum, 60 Smith Street, Cleveland, Qld 4163 at 12 noon. We have layouts that we work and run on during the month. Other meetings, workshops, shows arranged at the meeting. All scales, skills from beginner to advanced. Contact: Wieber (07) 3820 6595 or Roy on 0416 207 321. Email:  redlandsmodelrailway@gmail.com
  • TOOWOOMBA MODEL RAILWAY CLUB INC. Meets Saturday 2pm and Wednesday 2pm, at the Model Railway Museum and Display Centre, Toowoomba Showgrounds, Glenvale Road, Toowoomba, unless there are Showgrounds events on. Contact us to ensure access is available. Other times to be advised on the clubs Facebook page (Toowoomba Model Railway Club). HO/OO, HOn3.5, N and Z scale layouts. All scales/gauges/prototypes catered for. Visitors and prospective members always welcome. Contact: Secretary Ted Freeman, PO Box 883, Toowoomba, QLD. 4350. Phone: (07) 4638 0397. Email:  toowoombamodelrailwayclub@gmail.com Yours in Model Railroading Ted (Teditor) Freeman
  • WESTERN SUBURBS RAILWAY MODELLERS INC. We are a new club in the western suburbs of Brisbane. We are currently without permanent premises so we gather where and when we can. We have an HO and HOn3.5 layout and are in the process of creating an N scale layout. We can be contacted via mail at PO Box 266, Rocklea Markets Q 4106. President: Murray Joll  Phone: 0409 616 716. Email:  wsrmpres@gmail.com or  Secretary: Kathy  wsrmsec@gmail.com  if you require further information.

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
  • NOARLUNGA MODEL RAILROADERS INC. Noarlunga Model Railroaders Inc. Meets Saturdays 12pm-5pm, Tuesdays 7.30pm-10pm, Thursdays 2pm-5pm. Other times by appointment. Public Open day held on the first Saturday of each month 1pm-5pm. Club rooms, Lot 163 Old South Road Old Reynella SA Postal address: PO Box 707, Morphett Vale S.A. 5162. Telephone: 08 8322 7047 (101 messaging). We currently have one permanent layout, 15m x 6.5m. We also have portable display layout known as “Lakeside”. Our main layout can be operated in normal DC and also has DCC operation capability. "Lakeside" is DCC only. Members can run any type of train that will suit the HO/OO scale two-rail track of our layouts. It is possible to see a train from almost anywhere in the world on running days. Email: admin@noarlungarail.com Website: www.noarlungarail.com
  • SOUTH AUSTRALIAN N GAUGE SOCIETY INC. (SANGS). 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 Website: http://www.sangs.asn.au/ Find us on Facebook


  • HOBART MODEL RAILWAY GROUP. Meets every Monday 7pm-9pm. Model Park, Cnr Howard Road and Innovation Drive, Goodwood, Tasmania 7010. Visitors very welcome. HO/OO and N layouts. Contact: (03) 6267 4751 Email:  goakes1@gmail.com

Western Australia

  • ALBANY MODEL RAILWAY CLUB INC. Meets Tuesday evenings with a business meeting on first Tuesday of the month. Clubroom on Proudlove Parade, eastern end of the railway station. Open to the public on Saturday’s 1.00pm-4.30pm and Wednesday’s in school holidays 1.00pm-4.30pm. PO Box 5271 Albany 6332. Contact: Darryl de Snoo Mobile: 0405 187 285. Email: trainman40@bigpond.com  Website: www.albanymodelrailway.org.au
  • 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 always welcome. Contact: Garry Coombe (0439) 998 935 or Email:  usmrcwa@gmail.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. 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. Full details are available on the Website:  www.amravic.com.au
  • BALLARAT & DISTRICT MODEL RAILWAY CLUB INC. Open Wednesday from 7.30pm till late or by appointment any other times. 60A Airport precinct, Airport Road Ballarat. Catering for H.O./N/H.O.N3/O.N.3 & a large range of magazines if you need to find something in particular. Mailing address: PO Box 267, Ballarat 3353. Phone: 03 5342 8418. Email: trains.bdmrc@outlook.com Facebook: Ballarat District Model Rail Club.
  • ECHUCA MOAMA MODEL RAILROADERS. We currently meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month, 7.30pm at Echuca Library. Visitors are welcome. Mailing Address: 75 Crossen Street, Echuca 3564. Secretary: Bruce Paroissien. Phone: 0409 520 116. Email: emmrtrain@gmail.com
  • EUROPEAN MODEL RAILWAY ASSOCIATION (EMRA). Meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month (except January) at members' homes. For those interested in all aspects of modelling European Railways. New members and visitors welcome.Postal: PO Box 504, Ascot Vale, 3032 Victoria. Contact: Keith Satterley  keithsatterley1@telstra.com
  • HAMILTON MODEL RAILWAY MUSEUM INC. Meets every Sunday 1.30pm-4.30pm. Clubrooms located 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
  • MACEDON RANGES MODEL RAILWAY CLUB INC. Meets on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, with the monthly meeting being held on the third Saturday at 1pm. Also Wednesday nights at 7pm in our clubrooms are at the Kyneton Railway Station, Kyneton. Contact: President Gary McPherson 0408 996 541. PO Box 469 Woodend, Victoria 3442.
  • 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. Check the calendar on our web site for details of the running sessions. Website: mmrs.org.au
  • MTAV (MODEL TRAMWAY ASSOCIATION OF VICTORIA). Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month (Feb-Dec) at 7.30pm at Hawthorn Tram Depot, cnr Wallen Road and Power St, Hawthorn. Specialty: Building and expanding an HO scale tramway exhibition layout, with a 1:48 O scale layout being considered. The club caters for tramway and electric railway modellers. Members model mainly Melbourne trams, together with provincial tramways such as Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong, but are also very interested in any other Australian tramway system. Contact: Graeme Inglis Email:  gin78205@bigpond.net.au  Website: www.steeraust.com.au/mtav
  • SUNBURY MODEL RAILWAY CLUB INC. Meets Friday nights at clubrooms. Postal Address: PO Box 437, Sunbury, 3429. Specialty: HO layoutsLeopold,Tallarook andGisborne, New HO layout under construction. On30 layout,The Beechy, OO LayoutCrosby Stephen. N Scale Layout under construction. New members and visitors welcome. Contact: Secretary Mark Warner (03) 5428 4731. Email: mrwarner@iprimus.com.au
  • VICTORIAN N SCALE COLLECTIVE INC. Meets monthly usually in member’s homes with a focus on modelling clinics, discussions of current modelling projects and layout operation. Speciality: N Scale Australian, particularly Victorian. AusTrak and T-Trak modules are available for exhibitions. Visitors and new members are always welcome. A bi-monthly newsletter is accessible to all members via our ‘private’ Yahoo site. The site also has regular postings from members and other useful information. Contact: Secretary Martin Watts, PO Box 569, Neerim South, Victoria, 3831. Mob: 0408 282 109. Email: vnsc1991@hotmail.com Website:  www.vnsc.org.au
  • WARRNAMBOOL MODEL RAILWAY CLUB INC. Running nights Tuesday evenings. Formal meetings 1st Tuesday of month. Annual Exhibition the second weekend in January each year. Clubrooms: 2 Merrivale Drive, Warrnamboo. New members and visitors welcome. Postal address: PO Box 1221, Warrnambool 3280. Contact: President Luke van Rijthoven 0473 455 94l. Email:  Warrnamboolmodelrailwayclub@gmail.com
  • 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 and European prototype. New members and guests welcome. General Contact:  secretary@waverleymrc.org.au  Membership Contact: exhibitions@waverleymrc.org.au  Website: waverleymrc.org.au
  • YARRA VALLEY MODEL RAILWAY CLUB. Meets every Friday 8pm onwards at the old goods shed Lilydale railway station, Lilydale Victoria. We have a large HO scale DC layout based on Bacchus Marsh to Ballarat. Every Friday is a running night. We encourage a friendly atmosphere and visitors are most welcome. Contact: Treasurer, Peter Ray 0438 848 564. Email: ptktray@bigpond.com Website:  www.yarravalleymrc.com

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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