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This is our opportunity.
This is our Inland Rail.

Inland Rail is a new freight rail project that will connect Melbourne and Brisbane through regional Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

It will complete the missing link in our national freight network, providing a fast and reliable connection between our regional centres and our capital cities – transforming the way goods are transported around our country, strengthening our supply chain, and keeping our supermarket shelves stocked.

Inland Rail is already providing exciting opportunities for business growth, local and international trade, jobs and economic development.

We’re looking to the future by building a world-class, reliable freight rail network today.

 

Click on the map below to see the benefits Inland Rail is bringing to our regions.

Our Opportunity
Inland Rail will better connect regional producers, manufacturers and businesses to more markets.
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Inland Rail will better connect regional producers, manufacturers and businesses to more markets.

A boost for our regions

  • Creating more than 21,500 direct and indirect jobs during the peak of construction.

Better connecting our fastest growing cities

  • Helping move goods between Brisbane and Melbourne more efficiently.

A boost for businesses big and small

  • More than 1,600 contracts, totalling more than $2 billion have already been awarded across every state and territory in Australia

Transforming how we transport everyday goods

  • Efficient, reliable freight will help ensure our supermarket shelves stay stocked, even during unexpected disruptions.
  • Relieving our reliance on trucks to carry the freight burden, reducing road congestion and carbon emissions.
Queensland will be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the Inland Rail project.

Queensland will be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the Inland Rail project.

More than half of jobs generated during construction will be in Queensland

  • Supporting more than 11,800 jobs at the peak of construction.

Boosting the QLD economy

  • A $7.8 billion gain to Queensland’s gross state product.

Contracts for businesses big and small

  • More than 630 contracts have already been awarded to Queensland companies, totalling more than $1.5 billion.
New South Wales is already benefiting from the Inland Rail project.

New South Wales is already benefiting from the Inland Rail project.

Creating jobs

  • Supporting more than 7,500 direct and indirect jobs during construction.

Boosting the NSW economy

  • A $3.4 billion gain to the New South Wales gross state product.

Contracts for businesses big and small

  • More than 650 contracts have already been awarded totalling more than $450 million.
Victoria will enjoy the biggest long-term economic benefit of Inland Rail.

Victoria will enjoy the biggest long-term economic benefit of Inland Rail.

Creating jobs

  • Supporting more than 1,100 jobs during construction.

Boosting the VIC economy

  • An $8 billion gain to the Victorian gross state product.

Safer roads

  • Shifting more freight from road to rail will mean a safer Hume Highway.

As Inland Rail takes shape, it’s creating new opportunities around our vast country.
Discover what it means for communities, businesses and everyday Australians.

Explore their stories below.

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of all the lands covered by this project and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We value the contribution and rich cultural heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.