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Thank you for visiting the PWI stand at AUSRAIL 2022

As a special thank you the PWI would like to offer you a special discount for visiting us.
When you join the PWI as an Individual member, please use the discount code “AUSRAIL2022” to gain free membership till July 2023.


A bit about us:

The Institution was formed in 1884 in England by a group of dedicated railway people, who felt the need for an avenue for exchange of track design, construction and maintenance. The New South Wales Section was formed in 1974, not only to benefit from those who had gone before, but also to add to the development of still more efficient rail transportation in the years ahead.

Why should you join ?

The benefits of being part of our prestigious PWI NSW Section are extensive:

  • Sharing of knowledge of the Railway Industry with over 500 individual members, life members, more than 80+ active corporate members, including our special Enhanced Membership Levels of Platinum, Gold and Silver Membership.
  • Enjoy the conviviality and mateship of great interaction and networking with railway personnel of varied disciplines, contractors, suppliers and consultants at our various member subsidised events.
  • Access to our Annual Convention and Networking events.
  • Enhanced permanent way learning, including four to six Technical meetings annually.
  • Attend unique networking opportunities such as our Winter Dinner and breakfast meetings.
  • Contribute in one of our prestigious awards for excellence, viz; the Steve Maxwell Platelaying Award, the Alan Barham Maintenance Team Award, the Ken Erickson Innovation Award, the Welders’ Award and the Young Achiever’s Award.
  • With the railway industry’s change in ownership and accountability from government towards the private sector, the PWI is a unique body, which can bring all these associated parties together.
  • Participate in regional meetings which are held in major towns and cities in Country NSW, to promote the aims of our Institution to service our members in these areas.
  • Exclusive access to the PWI website industry forums and Technical libraries
  • Quarterly Newsletters



Thank you to our Platinum Corporate Sponsors


All Members of the Permanent Way Institution NSW will receive access to additional resources on this website and the ability to read, and participate in the online Membership Forum.

Members of the Permanent Way Institution NSW receive a number of additional benefits depending on the level of membership. Enhanced Membership Benefits apply to our Platinum, Gold and Silver members and Corporate Membership Benefits apply to our Corporate and Associate Corporate members.