Career opportunity - Transport

Safe, efficient and sustainable domestic and international transport systems are vital to Australia's future. Gain exposure to strategic policy advice and help shape the framework underpinning road, rail, maritime and aviation transport in Australia.

Priorities include:

  • Supporting the Office of Road Safety in developing the next 10-year National Road Safety Strategy.
  • Coordinating the domestic consultation process for major vehicle standards development under the National Road Safety Strategy 2021–2030 as well as regulatory and non-regulatory approaches to vehicle safety.
  • Supporting the development of a new regulatory framework to enable the commercial deployment and use of automated vehicles in Australia. 
  • Undertaking transport technology-related policy development for cooperative intelligent transport systems. 
  • Leading the department’s international engagement on connected and automated vehicles.
  • Liaising with government and industry to keep freight moving across Australia during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and severe weather events, including through the National Freight Movement Code and the refreshed National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy.
  • Research, analysis and policy development to support a new transport reform agenda, ongoing reforms in heavy vehicle policy, reducing land transport emissions, modernisation of disability standards, and sustainable transport initiatives.
  • Assist with the development of advice within the Department on land transport emissions issues, including the use of hydrogen in vehicles, biofueled vehicles, fuel quality; noxious emissions from light and heavy vehicles; management of Green Vehicle Guide; and use of recycled material going into roads.
  • Support the design and implementation of Australia’s first Fuel Efficiency Standard.
  • Developing the Future Fuel Strategy and the implementation of the National Hydrogen Strategy, as well as other streams of work to reduce the impact of air pollution associated with emissions from road vehicles.
  • Supporting the Commonwealth’s engagement on rail industry policy, such as contributing to the ongoing work on the National Rail Action Plan which includes a National Cabinet priority on rail interoperability. 
  • Supporting the delivery of key safety initiatives such as the National Level Crossing Safety Strategy and the Regional Australia Level Crossing Safety Program. 
  • Working closely with a broad range of Australian rail regulatory and standard bodies, such as the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator, the Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board, and the National Transport Commission.  

If you'd like to find out more about this portfolio area, visit our Transport and Vehicles sections.

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