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), the Federation of Rail Organisations of New Zealand (FRONZ) and is a member of the Australasian Railway Association (ARA).
3/08/2014 - Conference page updated - closing dates for conference and hotel bookings added.
13/07/2014 - Pre-Conference Tour booking form now available.
28/6/2014 - June 2014 News Update published.
23/6/2014 - Detailed programs for the COTMA 2014 Conference Sydney and booking form now available from the Conference Page.
17/6/2014 - 2014 Conference Page Updated.
25/4/2014 - April 2014 News Update published, contains detail of the COTMA 2014 Conference.
24/3/2013 - March 2013 News Update published.
15/1/2013 - A British Thomson Houston page added to our Technical Libray
14/11/2012 - All ConferenceProceedings between 1992 and 1998 and for Brisbane 2002 added to Proceedings Page.
20/9/2012 - September 2012 News Update published.
25/8/2012 - All 2012 presentations placed on COTMA Proceedings page, Membership and Links page updated and links checked. Photos from Steve McNicol of the visit to AETM added to the Conference page
22/8/2012 - COTMA Exec and Conference Page updated, Group Photo of Adelaide conference added and tribute to Bill Kingsley moved to the Documents page.
12/1/2011 - Technical Library Launched. See Tech Library Menu tab.