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The Australian Timetable Association is an active community organisation with a focus on promoting an interest in transport timetables and their preservation as historical documents.

Who We Are

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The Australian Timetable Association (ATA) is a not-for-profit body founded in Melbourne in 1983 by the late Jack McLean to promote interest in transport management and history via the analysis of documents such as timetables and operations manuals in all transport modes. 

The Association was originally founded as the Australian Association of Timetable Collectors. Its name was changed in October 2013 to better reflect the broad scope of its aims, objectives and activities

The Association has 142 members in most Australian states and territories, Europe, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Canada. Members are drawn from all walks of life, with a large proportion of transport professionals – managers, crew, timetable compilers and designers, owners and operators, archivists and librarians, as well as timetable collectors and enthusiasts. All find ATA of value in their work, daily lives and hobbies.

For a history of the Association, go to History.


Membership of ATA is open to anyone with an interest in transport timetables. 

For more information go to Membership.

Management Committee

ATA has a management committee that is elected each year at the Annual General Meeting.

In addition, some members have responsibility for the various activity portfolios.

These are the current committee members.

PresidentAndrew James
Vice PresidentSteven Haby
SecretaryRichard May
TreasurerLen Regan   
MemberJohn Abrams
MemberDerek Cheng
MemberMatthew Gibbins
MemberHilaire Fraser
MemberGeoff Lambert
MemberChris Pandilovski
MemberAlex Sims
MemberMichael Vale
These are the current portfolio holders.
Times EditorGeoff Lambert
Table TalkChris Pandilovski
DistributionMichael Marshall
AuctionsMatthew Gibbins
Assistant TreasurerJohn Abrams
MembershipLen Regan
ArchivesLen Regan
ProductionSteven Haby
WebmasterAlex Sims
For information about each of the committee members go to Committee Member Profiles

The management committee meets by Zoom every 3 months, usually on the third Wednesday in February, May, August and November. In between meetings, it conducts business by email.

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