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.
More than 90% will be based in regional Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales.
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.
April 9, 2021
Sailing forward to support members of all abilities
Wangaratta’s North East Windsport Club will soon welcome new members with disabilities thanks to a change room facilities upgrade made possible by a donation from Inland Rail’s Community Sponsorships and Donations program.
February 1, 2021
Inland Rail shines light for South Wangaratta Brigade
CFA’s South Wangaratta Brigade can tread more safely in unpredictable fire ground conditions with vital new equipment, thanks to the Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations Program.