About Us

Company Facts 


Great Southern Rail has owned and operated The Ghan (Adelaide-Alice Springs-Darwin), the Indian Pacific (Sydney-Adelaide-Perth) and The Overland (Melbourne-Adelaide) rail journeys since 1997 when it became the first transcontinental passenger rail business to be privatised in Australia.

Our national headquarters and operations are based in Adelaide, South Australia.


Our Purpose 


Great Southern Rail’s purpose is to ‘Share the Spirit of Expedition’.

Our shared spirit of expedition connects people and enriches their lives. We are passionate about the service we provide, the memories taken away and our guests’ enthusiasm as ambassadors of the unique Australian experiences we bring to life.

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