Western Australian Government Railways Commission

Western Australian Government Railways Commission
Public Authority overview
Formed 18 December 2000
Preceding Public Authority
Dissolved 30 June 2003
Superseding agency
Jurisdiction Western Australia
Headquarters East Perth
Employees 574 (June 2002)
Public Authority executive
  • Reece Waldock, Acting Commissioner of Railways
Key document
Website www.wagr.wa.gov.au

The Western Australian Government Railways Commission was formed on 18 December 2000 to take over the non-freight operations of Westrail, following the freight operations being sold to Australian Western Railroad. It was the owner of the non-metropolitan rail network, that was leased to Australian Western Railroad, and responsible for regional passenger services, The Australind, AvonLink and The Prospector as well as regional coach services.[1][2]

It ceased on 30 June 2003 with its functions transferred to the Public Transport Authority.[3]


  1. Annual Report June 2002 Western Australian Government Railways Commission
  2. "After Westrail Sell-Off, It's Back to the Future with WAGR" Railway Digest February 2001
  3. Public Transport Authority Agency Detail State Records Office of Western Australia
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