ACNRA: Birth of an Association

Who is ACRNA?

The Australian Control Room Network Association or ACRNA is a non-commercial industry association formed to support Operators of Australian control rooms.

Why was ACRNA formed?

Over the years representatives from organisations that operate control rooms as an integral part of their business have attended annual conferences to share operational experiences and to meet with others who offer support services such as ergonomic advice, human resource management, etc. Industries represented include oil, gas, electricity, ports, air, road and rail.

At the 2016 conference, the entire congregation of over a hundred delegates voted to create The Australian Control Room Network Association, the driving motivation being that an Association representing a significant business function will have the profile to support the development and review of relevant Standards used in operating control rooms

Our Purpose

ACRNA’s primary goal is the pursuit of Control Room Operational Best  Practice through the sharing of improvements and opportunities between organisations that operate control rooms as well as with supporting industries.

Association members are encouraged to share ideas and experiences with the overall aim of achieving continuous improvement with the control room services delivered.   The Association, through its members will facilitate discussion and interaction by means of conferences, webinars and meetings.  All members of the Association are encouraged to participate and support the activities of the Association.


Through 2016 and 2017, a group of dedicated industry professionals formed a committee to take on the daunting task of forming the Association.

The legal entity Australian Control Room Network Association Inc was incorporated in Queensland Australia (IA57031 ) on the 23rd of June 2017 and registered with ASIC (ARBN 620 754 850) on the 9th November 2017.