Thank you to all the participants who made the 12th International Workshop on Railway Noise in Terrigal, Australia a great success! We hope to see you at the next workshop in 2019.

On behalf of the Australian Acoustical Society, we would particularly like to thank our main sponsors (Pandrol Track Systems, Delkor Rail and Vossloh Fastenings Systems) and our hosting partner, Asset Standards Authority, for their support.

The group photograph is now available here and a selection of other photographs from the event will be added to the website in the near future.

Papers for peer review and publication

We expect that most authors will wish to have their paper peer reviewed and published in the special issue of Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design next year.

The process for this is as follows:

  • Please complete the Springer “Consent to Publish” form and return it to, ensuring you add:
    • Author(s) full name(s)
    • Corresponding Author’s name, address, affiliation and e-mail
    • Your signature and date on the last page of the form
  • Springer require a Microsoft Word version of all papers for publication.
    • David Hanson will be in touch with authors shortly with instructions for uploading the publication version of your paper.
    • Please note the 8-page limit for published papers.
    • If you wish to make minor revisions to your paper prior to peer review, the deadline for providing the revised version is 30 October 2016.

Published Proceedings


  • If you would like your presentation to be made available via the website, please send a PDF version to (note: 10MB file size limit).

Informal proceedings and delegate bags

  • We have a small number of spare copies of the informal proceedings and delegate bags.
  • If you wish to purchase either of these, they are available at
    • Au$100 per copy of the proceedings
    • Au$50 per delegate bag
    • Plus postage (at cost)
  • Please contact us at if you wish to purchase these items

The International Workshop on Railway Noise offers a unique forum for meeting and interacting with international experts in the fields of railway noise and vibration. The workshop was first held in 1976 in Derby, UK and now occurs on a three year cycle, with the most recent event in Uddevalla, Sweden, which attracted 160 delegates from 19 countries.

The workshops contribute greatly to the increased understanding of many problems in railway noise and vibration. There are no parallel sessions so the workshop format allows for comprehensive discussions of all topics. Papers are peer reviewed and published in a special issue of Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design.

The workshop will be held in Terrigal, a vibrant cosmopolitan village located on NSW’s beautiful Central Coast. It may only be a short distance from Sydney, but it’s a world away from the hustle and bustle of city life. While attending the IWRN you will experience Australian beach life on one of the country’s most picturesque coastlines. See more information about Terrigal.


Gold Sponsor: Pandrol Track Systems
Gold Sponsor

Pandrol Track Systems

Silver Sponsor

Delkor Rail

Bronze Sponsor

Vossloh Fastening Systems

Host organisations

The Australian Acoustical Society

Hosting Partner

NSW Transport | Asset Standards Authority

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