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Main article: WikiProject Australian railways

The purpose of this page is to provide more specific tagging information for Australia, in addition to tabulating data that can be incorporated into OSM or used as a resource. It will be broken down into two main sections. The section "National Overview and General Tagging" gives an introduction and overview to Australian railways/tramways and how to tag them. The section "Individual Railway Overview and Specific Tagging" gives specific railway-by-railway information; this includes a short overview of individual railroads, (OSM-relevant) operating/signal rules, and other tagging dependent on specific railways and tramways. In addition, anomalies from railway standards will be covered throughout this page.

In scope

  • All government and private railways 610mm (2') gauge and above
  • All private railways and industrial tramways 610mm (2') gauge and above
  • All tourist/museum railways and tramways 610mm (2') gauge and above
  • All government and private street tramways and light rail
  • Railways and tramways may be open, closed, abandoned or removed
  • Miniature railways between 127mm (5") and 600mm gauge.

Out of scope for all OpenRailwayMap projects

  • Aerial cableways
  • Monorails

National Overview and General Tagging

Key Value Property Used On Description
operator=* <string> Operators Tracks, Buildings, Property (Landuse) A listing of all the operators of this object. Multiple values are separated with a semicolon (;).
operator:freight=* <string> Freight Operators Tracks These operators can service freight on this line. Multiple values are separated with a semicolon (;).
operator:passenger=* <string> Passenger Operators Tracks These operators can service passengers on this line. Multiple values are separated with a semicolon (;).
owner=* <string> Owner Objects with defined Operator The actual owner of this object.
ownership=* ownership=private Privately owned Objects with defined Operator/Owner This object is owned by a private entity; does not have to be for-profit (this may include tourist railways and museums).
ownership=federal Commonwealth owned Objects with defined Operator/Owner This object is owned by the Commonwealth Government. This includes property of government-owned corporations such as the Australian Rail Track Corporation.
ownership=state State owned Objects with defined Operator/Owner This object is owned by a State or Territory Government. This includes property of state government agencies or state-owned corporations.
ownership=municipal Municipally owned Objects with defined Operator/Owner This object is owned by a local government. This includes property of local government agencies or council-owned corporations.


Individual Railroad Overview and Specific Tagging

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Conventional rail

Track owners forming part of or connected to the National Land Transport Network

Adelaide Metro

Airport Link

Airtrain

Australian Rail Track Corporation

Brookfield Rail

Genesee & Wyoming Australia

Public Transport Authority Western Australia

Queensland Rail

RailCorp

TasRail

VicTrack

Independent track owners not connected to the National Land Transport Network

BHP Billiton

Hancock Prospecting

Rio Tinto

Fortescue Metals Group

Owners of state government lines now closed

Commonwealth Railways

New South Wales Government Railways

South Australian Railways

Tasmanian Government Railways

Victorian Railways

Western Australian Government Railways

Independent track owners now closed

Silverton Tramway Company

Industrial tramways

Note: many of these were "railways" in all but name.

Queensland council tramways

  • Aramac Tramway
  • Ballara Tramway
  • Beaudesert Shire Tramway
  • Belmont Tramway
  • Buderim Tramway
  • Innisfail Tramway

Queensaland sugar tramways

Street tramways and light rail

Queensland

  • Brisbane tramways
  • Gold Coast light rail
  • Rockhampton tramways

New South Wales

  • Broken Hill tramways (not including the Silverton Tramway)
  • Maitland tramways
  • Newcastle tramways
  • Sydney tramways
  • Sydney light rail

South Australia

  • Adelaide tramways
  • Victor Harbour tramway

Tasmania

  • Hobart tramways
  • Launceston tramways

Victoria

  • Ballarat tramways
  • Bendigo tramways
  • Melbourne tramways

Western Australia

  • Fremantle tramways
  • Kangoorlie tramways
  • Leonora tramways
  • Perth tramways