Join our Group
become a member.
Your continued support will help us achieve our goal to create an outstanding railway based tourism attraction in Northern Tasmania.
Why we want, and need You at L&N.E.R.
We are also a Registered Men's Shed.
Membership has assisted our organisation to achieve so much since we started to persuade the Tasmanian government of the value of the North East Railway Line to remain as a railway.
We also now are working hard to bring our Men's Shed part of the group into the foreground and really get some exciting projects going in that area.
Following the $50,000 consultancy report and an investigation by the Tasmanian Legislative Council our organisation was finally given a lease on the rail corridor in 2020 from Turners Marsh to Lilydale. However, this lease only permitted work around the line such as clearing of culverts, drains and vegetation.
The Board is completing the extensive documentation required for accreditation from the National Rail Safety Regulator. This will enable us access to repair the railway line and hopefully have our Railbugs operational at Turners Marsh, this will create an income for us that will help us to become self sufficient and all money we make goes back into our group so we can progress and create new projects for our members.
Our volunteers have participated in many tasks from Turners Marsh to Lilydale.
Cleanup and maintenance of the railway station area.
Cleanup of the railway line outside the Lilydale School.
The restoration of rolling stock and vehicles by our members.
Clearing of vegetation along the railway track in readiness for the Railbug operation.
Placement of sleeper plaques on sleepers as a fund raiser.
Construction of a Railbugs for operation by our members.
Building of the Railbug Shed.
All members of the public are invited to join and become a Member of the Launceston & North East Railway.
ALL "NEW" MEMBERS "MUST" FILL IN A "MEMBERSHIP FORM".
Can be done either online (below) or by downloading it (below),
and then printing and posting it to us at address below.
All "NEW MEMBERS" and "RENEWING MEMBERS"
FULLY READ AND UNDERSTAND OUR RULES.
Full Membership benefits include:
One Complimentary Ticket per year per Membership to ride the Railbug or Train when running.
Can participate in onsite workdays and training.
Subscription to Launceston & North East Railway Newsletter.
Access to members-only emails, members meetings and right to vote at AGM etc.
The chance to fully support one of Tasmania's future Tourist and Heritage Railways.
Associate Membership benefits include:
This type of membership is designed for people wishing to support our cause and be informed about its progress
Associate members have no voting rights at the Annual General Meeting held each year. They are not entitled to stand for election and/or nominate other members for election to the Board.
Members have access to our public Facebook group, and be sent newsletters and other pertinent information by e-mail or conventional mail from time to time.
Membership options and prices are as follows:
Associate Membership $25.00
The "ONLINE NEW MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION and PAYMENT" or "RENEWAL MEMBERSHIP PAYMENT" methods ABOVE.
THESE ARE "CARD ONLY" PAYMENTS ABOVE.
THESE ARE "NON CARD" PAYMENTS BELOW.
If you are "RENEWING a MEMBERSHIP", just pay to our bank below, "use your name as the reference".
If you are a "NEW MEMBERSHIP".
FILL IN THE ONLINE APPLICATION ABOVE AND CLICK "SUBMIT"
Pay us by, Logging into or physically going to "YOUR BANK"
(IF PAYING FROM YOUR BANK, PLEASE USE YOUR NAME AS THE REFERENCE)
and transferring the money to our bank by using the BSB and Account Numbers below.
OUR BANK DETAILS.
BSB: 037-608 Account No: 533955
"ALTERNATIVE MEMBERSHIP METHOD".
You can download a Membership Application Form (Below) and return with payment.
PO Box 1039
LAUNCESTON Tas 7250.
For questions or assistance with this form, please email our membership officer Mark:
All membership applications are subject to approval from the Board of the Launceston & North East Railway.