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.

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.


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 initially have our rail bug operational at Turners Marsh.


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 railway track was constructed for the DP Railcar and trailer

  • the restoration of rolling stock and vehicles

Turners Marsh:

  • clearing of vegetation along the railway track in readiness for the Railbug operation.

  • Placement of sleeper plaques

  • Construction of a Railbug for operation.

All members of the public are invited to join and become a Member of the Launceston & North East Railway.

      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.

Membership options and prices are as follows:

                                              FULL Membership  $40.00        HERE.        

           Associate Membership  $10.00  HERE.        

You can pay by Direct deposit to our account (FROM YOUR BANK) or

Mastercard, Visa, etc at our store.

Direct Bank Deposit (Please quote YOUR Name as reference when you deposit)

BSB: 037-608   Account No:  533955





To join you can download a Membership Application Form and return with payment  to

Or join ONLINE below

The Secretary

Launceston & North East Railway.

PO Box 1039







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.

Contact Launceston and North East Railway.