Regional communities in Victoria can look forward to a boost in gross regional product of more than $1.2 billion from Inland Rail over the next 50 years. The project will create more than 21,500 jobs during peak construction.
Find out about the opportunities Inland Rail will bring to your area.
Sponsorship of community organisations
We are pleased to support local community groups to run events and activities through our Community Sponsorships and Donations Program.
We offer four open rounds of funding each year.
Initiatives we have funded include essential community items, such as:
- small business workshops
- youth programs
- community gardens
- NAIDOC Week celebrations
- water tanks
- barbeques and portable stages for community events
- local sporting events.
Scholarships for local university students
The Inland Rail Scholarship Program supports students from local communities through their full undergraduate course.
The Program offers opportunities for up to six regional students considering an undergraduate degree at La Trobe University’s Albury-Wodonga, Shepparton, Bendigo and Melbourne campuses.
Students who live along the Inland Rail route are invited to apply for scholarships valued up to $20,000, or the equivalent of $5,000 for every year of study during their undergraduate degree.
Indigenous people and those experiencing financial hardship are particularly encouraged to apply for assistance.
August 31, 2021
Inland Rail supports safety of Wangaratta Netball Club players
A new defibrillator with pediatric pads is helping Wangaratta Netball Club prepare for worst case scenarios on the court, thanks to Inland Rail’s Community Sponsorships and Donations program.
July 28, 2021
Taking the chill out of bowls in Violet Town
Winter is now a whole lot toastier for Violet Town Bowls Club’s members thanks to a reverse-cycle air conditioning unit installed with an Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations grant.