Pichi Richi Railway has been recognized by a number of awards.

Association of Tourist & Heritage Rail Australia 2023

Premier's certificate of recognition

Port Augusta Business Awards - Finalist Excellence in Community Service by a Volunteer Group

Starlight Children's Foundation

Winner of the Tourist Attraction category in the 2021 South Australian Tourism Awards. This authentic heritage tourist railway has been operated by our dedicated volunteers since 1974 on part of the original narrow-gauge Ghan railway.

SA Tourism Awards - Finalist 2019




Permanent Way Institution SA Section

  • Trackwork Achievement Award, 2002

This award was received for the Stirling North to Port Augusta track extension project.
View the submission for this award. (400kB PDF file)

Yellow Pages South Australian Tourism Awards

  • Award of Distinction – Heritage and Cultural Tourism category, 1997

State Bank South Australian Tourism Awards

  • Judges' Commendation – Significant Local Attractions category, 1992
  • Winner – Tourist Attractions category, 1987

Flinders Ranges Regional Tourist Association Inc.

  • Tourism Award Winner for the Most Significant Tourist Enterprise, 1987
  • Tourism Award Winner for the Most Significant Tourism Enterprise, 1984

South Australian Association of Regional Tourist Organisations Inc.

  • Harry Dowling Award for Tourism Excellence, 1984