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Do you have an idea that could disrupt or bring greater awareness of rail in Australia and New Zealand?

Those in the rail industry are aware of the significant contribution rail makes to the region’s economic, social and environmental objectives. However, many people simply do not realise how innovative and large the industry is or how many diverse career opportunities the rail sector offers.

To celebrate and highlight the rail industry’s contribution, we invited rail sector personnel aged 25 years and under to submit their innovative ideas on how to market and promote the rail industry in a positive and impactful way, as well as educating the broader community’s perception of the benefits of rail.

In 200-300 words, participants described how they would market and promote the benefits of rail to their peers, friends, family, parliamentarians or the general community at large for the opportunity to win one of the scholarships to attend AusRAIL Live & On Demand.

Thank you to all those that have entered. The Scholarship winners will be announced shortly.


Entries must be 200-300 words and outline how you would promote the benefits of rail to your peers, friends, family members, politicians or the general community at large.

You must include your name, phone number, email address, and the name of your job title and place of work. You can also include video, audio or images to support your application.

Winners will receive:

  •  Complimentary attendance to AusRAIL Live & On Demand, including extended access to our online event platform for six months after the event
  • Access to an exclusive online networking session to meet and network with other young rail professionals before AusRAIL Live & On Demand commences
  • The opportunity to display ‘winning ideas’ as posters and a 2-5min video detailing your idea as part of the AusRAIL Live & On Demand exhibition
  • Certificates of acknowledgement

Key dates:
Entries open: 26 August 2020
Competition deadline: 16 October 2020
Winners announced: 26 October 2020
Young Rail Professionals Virtual VIP Networking Session: 25 November 2020

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For more information, please contact AusRAIL Conference Manager Tina Karas, at or + 61 (0) 431 442 504.

To sponsor the scholarship program, please contact Sponsorship & Exhibition Sales Manager Deborah Bocock at or + 61 (0) 410 689 476.