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?

9/12/2021 - COTMA News Update for December 2021

22/10/2021 - Awards page updated for 2021 Awards.

25/09/2021 - COTMA News Update for September 2021

18/09/2021 - COTMA Executive page updated for a new members following the COTMA CGM.

26/08/2021 - COTMA News Update for August 2021

24/07/2021 - Conference page updated for an online AGM and CGM arrangements.

24/07/2021 - Cancellation of the 2021 Conference.

5/07/2021 - Conference booking forms uploaded and the Programme updated.

28/05/2021 - COTMA News Update for May 2021

17/02/2021 - Dates and draft programme advised for the September 2021 COTMA Conference hosted by the Ballarat Tramway Museum - 15/9 to 20/9 2021 conference

16/01/2021 - COTMA News Update for January 2021

19/08/2020 - COTMA News Update for August 2020 and Conference page revised.

8/4/2020 - COTMA News Update for April 2020 published and Tramway Part and Equipment Policy added to documents and application template.

31/3/2020 - COTMA Conference delayed most likely to September 2021 due to COVID-19. See conference

14/3/2020 - COTMA Conference September Dates under review due to COVID-19. See conference

14/10/2019 - COTMA News Update for October 2019 published.

24/7/2019 - Dates advised for the 2020 COTMA Conference hosted by the Bendigo Tramways - 10/9 to 15/9 2020 conference

12/6/2019 - Report from a COTMA Perspective on the Victorian T&H rail sector Vic forum of 24 May 2019 added to news

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.

d. Conference pages updated. Proposed Rules for the Association to be considered at the Conference General Meeting see the document tab.




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