Career opportunity - Rail

Australia’s rail network is continuing to grow, moving passengers and freight across the country, connecting communities, generating jobs and stimulating the economy.

The department is working on a number of high-profile rail projects and initiatives, designed to improve and modernise the passenger and freight rail network. Key priorities include:

  • Inland Rail and other key interstate freight rail networks, moving freight across the country including through the construction of a national freight rail network designed to enhance supply chain productivity.
  • The development of a network of interconnected multi-user, open access intermodal terminals, that will drive productivity and facilitate the movement of road, rail and sea freight nationally, including through connections with Inland Rail.
  • The $11 billion Sydney Metro-WSA(SMWSA) rail project, connecting St Marys to the site of Sydney’s new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport (WSI) and the new Aerotropolis city centre of Bradfield.
  • The development of proposed strategies for the delivery of High Speed Rail, revolutionising interstate travel on the east coast of Australia.

Your work in Rail will directly contribute to the Australian Government’s investments in this sector, providing you with opportunities to contribute to these high-profile initiatives, while experiencing collaboration with senior stakeholders across Commonwealth departments, with Government Business Enterprise’s and all levels of government.

If you'd like to find out more about this portfolio area, visit our Rail section.

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