- The Rail industry is vital to Australian business, carrying people and commodities on over 33,000km of track across the country.
- The sector has an estimated annual revenue of $26.56 billion, adding $10.43 billion to the Australian economy in 2018.
- Almost 60,000 people are employed in the sector across 961 companies, comprising private and public operators, passenger and freight operators, track owners and managers, manufacturers and suppliers that operate in urban, regional, and rural areas of Australia.
Latest Rail Industry News
Construction of the once-in-a-generation Inland Rail officially began on 13th December 2018, boosting jobs, creating vital infrastructure and strengthening the economy. The Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack turned the ceremonial first sod alongside ARTC...
In May 2018, the Australasian Railway Association engaged BIS Oxford Economics to undertake a workforce capability analysis for the rail industry. The study was based on planned and forecast growth in rail infrastructure and rolling stock in Australia and New Zealand...
Read direct feedback from industry in relation to skills, training and workforce needs. The T&L Future Ready Report was commissioned by Jobs Queensland to identify the priority skills needs, skill shortages, opportunities and challenges for the future workforce...