For Media: Frequently Asked Questions

I need an infrastructure, transport, regional development or communications image to accompany my news story. Can the department provide images?

Yes, the department maintains a video and image library. Visit to sign up to access the library. 

If you would like assistance with infrastructure or regional development imagery please call us on 1300 732 749 or email

Where can I find infrastructure, transport and regional development statistics?

The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) conducts economic analysis and provides research and statistics on infrastructure, transport and regional development:

Where can I find out about Australian Government road and rail projects?

For information on major infrastructure programs or to search for information on specific projects, visit Infrastructure Investment.

Can I arrange an interview with a departmental official or subject matter expert?

In general, departmental officials are not available for media interviews. For further information, please call us on 1300 732 749 or email

Can I request editorial content?

Editorial requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. To discuss your proposal please call us on 1300 732 749 or email

How do I contact agencies within the portfolio?

Please call 1300 732 749 or email for enquiries pertaining to the following:

  • National Water Grid Authority
  • National Faster Rail Agency
  • Office of Road Safety
  • Office of Future Transport Technology
  • North Queensland Water Infrastructure Authority
  • Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics

For other bodies, please refer to contact details on the relevant agency website.

How do I subscribe to portfolio media announcements?

Ministerial announcements including media releases, speeches and transcripts are published at

If you would like to subscribe to receive updates from the ministerial website, scroll down to the bottom of that page and click ‘Subscription service’, or visit

Departmental announcements are available at Media releases and speeches page.

If you subscribe to the above ministerial website notification service, you will also automatically receive notification of departmental releases.

If you wish to be added to ministerial distribution lists to receive media releases, transcripts and alerts, please contact the relevant minister's office(s) directly.