The Association:

The ATA was founded in 1983 as the AATTC to promote interest in transport timetables around the world. The Association has members in all Australian States and Territories, as well as active members in Europe, Asia and the USA. We are a non-profit organisation.

Constitution:

The constitution of the Association is available online. (86kB PDF)

Magazines

  • : Articles of research into and review of historical timetables and current transport scheduling trends. Have a read now!
  • : The latest available news of timetable and transport happenings from within Australia and around the world. Have a read now!

These magazines not only provide news, but enable members to keep in contact through "Letters to the Editor" and the "Traders Items" column.

Timetable Distribution

The Association runs a Timetable Distribution service. This is an excellent way to get copies of transport timetables from around the world. Timetables, maps, brochures and related material gathered by members and sent to our Distribution Service are made available to members at a nominal charge to cover postage and administration. The monthly members mailout contains a Distribution List which itemises the material available that month. These items are usually current timetables, but occasionally historic items appear also.

Ted Downs Memorial Timetable Auctions

Monthly ATA Auctions offer members the opportunity to buy and sell some rare and historic timetable and related material. A link to the most recent Auction Catalogue is shown on the home page.

Meetings

Semi-regular ATA meetings held in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney, offer members the opportunity to meet others who share an interest in Timetable matters, and to catch up with the latest news. These meetings usually include the opportunity to take home interesting timetables from "grab boxes" to which many members contribute.

Newsletters

The President publishes newsletters from time to time - the most recent issue is available on line.

Membership

If any of the material on this site interests you, we would be delighted to have you as an ATA member.

Members receive a monthly mailout containing the two magazines (The Times and Table Talk), the Distribution List, the Auction Catalogue, and a members newsletter. Other material such as membership lists and annual reports are also enclosed when appropriate.

The annual membership fee is $60. This includes postage to any address in Australia. $5 Australian Family Member (Valid with Normal Australian Member - No additional Mailout). Student Membership is available to persons up to the age of 25 years, who are enrolled at an Educational Institution in Australia $36.

Overseas membership is available as follows:

  • $79 Asia-Pacific region (monthly mailouts by post), or $60 (monthly mailouts by email).
  • $90 Rest of the World (monthly mailouts by post), or $60 (monthly mailouts by email).

If you would like to register as a member right away, fill in the Downloadable Membership Form (1067kB PDF, then send it to the Membership Officer as set out in the form.

You can contact the Membership Officer, Len Regan, on membership@austta.org.au, or 0409 209 114.