COTMA's goal is to promote heritage tramways and foster excellence in Museum practice and presentations. Established in 1975, represents the interests of heritage tramway museums / operators throughout Australasia.

COTMA is a non-profit organisation, assisting individual museums to achieve their objectives. Full membership is open to organisations having urban transport collections within Australia and open to the public. Affiliate membership is available as well. COTMA works together with other rail heritage bodies such as the Association of Tourist and Heritage Rail Australia (ATHRA) and the Federation of Rail Organisations of New Zealand (FRONZ).

What's New?

26/3/2019 - COTMA News Update for March 2019 published.

29/10/2018 - October 2018 News Update and most Conference Proceedings Published and Awards page updated.

17/10/2018 - Office bearers updated. Conference group photo and Chairman's Report placed on the Proceedings Page. More papers soon.

22/7/2018 - Reminder that the early bird discount on Conference bookings and Award Nominations close 31 July.

1/7/2018 - Revised COTMA Perth Conference Program uploaded.

7/6/2018 - COTMA News Update for June 2018 Published - has further conference details, overhead disposal and repurposing of former Melbourne trams by VicTrack.

9/5/2018 - COTMA Conference booking Form and Post Conference tour program updated.

17/4/2018 - COTMA Conference Program files updated.

12/4/2018 - COTMA News Update for April 2018 published - has details of the Perth Conference.

31/1/2018 - COTMA News Update for January 2018 published.

29/9/2017 - COTMA News Update for September 2017 published and member list updated.

23/7/2017 - COTMA News Update for July 2017 published.

16/7/2017 - Link to the UK based Online Transport Archive (photographic) added to Organisational Links.

13/7/2017 - Perth Conference dates revised, now opening on Thursday 13th September, through to Tuesday 18th, following by a Post Conference Tour - Wednesday 19th to Monday 24th September.

13/4/2017 - COTMA News Update for April 2017 published.

20/2/2017 - Members list updated, links updated and checked.

8/1/2017 - COTMA News Update for January 2017 published.

22/12/16 - Conference Awards page updated and photos added.

11/12/16 - Christchurch Conference Proceedings and presentations published along with photographs of the event.

11/7/2016 - COTMA Memo dated 30-6-2016 added - Australian ONRSR policy on level crossings and tramways and former Melbourne tram 183 available for purchase.

18/6/2016 - COTMA News Update for June 2016 published. Conference pages updated. Proposed Rules for the Association to be considered at the Conference General Meeting see the document tab.




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