Old Timetables are Valuable
Whether it is just one or two old timetables, or a whole collection of them, the Australian Timetable Association is interested in them.
The Association collects old timetables so that they can be preserved as a record of what public transport was like in the past in various cities, towns and regional areas.
These timetables are vital for future research into social life, community services, development patterns and access to services over time. Academics, consultants, health and social service investigators, demographers, teachers, transport enthusiasts, novelists and advocacy groups can research what transport services were available in particular places at particular times with a great deal of accuracy. Their published work provides immeasurable benefits and enjoyment to present and future communities.
For information on how the old timetables are preserved, go to National Timetable Collection.
If you wish to donate timetables to the Association, here is what you can do.
- Contact the Archives Officer at or 0409 209 114 with details of your timetables.
- Post your timetables to Archives Officer at 76 Woodville Rd Mooroolbark Vic 3138.
- If you have a large quantity of timetables, other arrangements might be made.
- You can, if you wish, accept the Association’s offer to reimburse the cost of postage.
Your donation will be acknowledged in the Association’s Annual Report.
You can also submit your timetables for inclusion in the Association’s monthly Auctions. You receive 75% of the value of the Auction sale. 25% goes to the Association to support its work in preserving timetables.
If you wish to submit timetables as a vendor in the Association’s Auctions, here is what you can do.