Driving growth, connecting people and businesses

The rail industry is a key driver of the Australian and New Zealand economies. It supports economic growth, creates jobs and enables the development of thriving and sustainable cities and towns.

The rail industry contributes $29.8 billion to Australia’s economic and supports 165,000 jobs. It connects economies across the country and makes our communities more healthier, safer and more sustainable.

The industry is made up of around 900 businesses that are located across 20 major hubs.

The contribution of rail in Australia

The Value of Rail 2020 report provides a snapshot of the Australian rail industry and its contribution to our economy and community.

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The contribution of rail in New Zealand

Rail is delivering up to $1.5 billion in hidden benefits to the New Zealand economy, according to an independent study prepared as part of a joint KiwiRail and New Zealand Transport Agency taskforce looking at integrated transport planning.

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Technology and innovation

With $155 billion in rail investment planned in Australia in the next 15 years, the rail industry is investing in new approaches to deliver an efficient, modern and responsive network that meets the needs of the economy and community.

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Key contacts

General Manager Policy, Research and Advocacy