About Us

The CRC For Rail Innovation is directing the single biggest research program in the history of Australian railways.

The CRC for Rail Innovation is a collaborative venture between leading organisations in the Australian Rail Industry and seven of Australia’s leading Universities. Over a period of seven years (ending June 30, 2014), the CRC is investing $100m in rail research to solve serious problems common to several industry participants.

Driven by our mission to “Become the Leading Research Provider to the Australian Rail Industry”, the CRC for Rail Innovation aims to deliver a legacy of wide ranging benefits to continue to be adopted by the industry post CRC. Through effective collaboration with participants, the Rail Industry will transform into a more climate friendly, productive, efficient and safer environment.

The Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) program is an Australian Government Initiative.

The CRC program supports end-user driven research collaborations to address the major challenges facing Australia. Australia's network of CRC's operates across all sectors of Australia's economy and society.


The information on this website has been developed for the Cooperative Research Centre for Rail Innovation (ABN 56 512 445 129), Project P4.122 – Career Pathways for Rail. The participant organisations that have assisted in the research and compilation of material for this website include Australasian Railway Association, Australian Rail Track Corporation, Aurizon, Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure, KiwiRail, Metro Trains Melbourne, Public Transport Authority - WA, Queensland Rail, Southern Cross UniversityTasRail, Transport for NSW and University of South Australia (collectively the 'Participants').


The CRC for Rail Innovation respects the copyrighted material of others and expects others to respect ours.

Unless specifically identified otherwise, all materials on this website are copyrighted property of Rail CRC Ltd. Portions of material on this website may be the intellectual property of individuals or external parties. Apart from fair dealing for the purposes of private study, research, criticism or review as permitted under Australian copyright law, no material, including source codes, content and artwork may be copied or reproduced without prior permission of the CRC for Rail Innovation.

To seek permission to use copyrighted materials, please contact us.


The materials presented on this website are for general information only. The CRC for Rail Innovation does not authorize or guarantee the accuracy, correctness, reliability, usability or any other aspect of the material presented on this website nor the material provided by others.

The user accepts sole responsibility and all risk involved in using material presented on or accessed from this website. The CRC for Rail Innovation is not responsible to any person in terms of any loss or damage which may be suffered or incurred directly or indirectly in respect to information contained on and/or accessed from this website.

Linking Policy

The CRC for Rail Innovation encourages and permits the use of links to our website.

We request that in doing so, you adopt the following guidelines:

Guidelines for linking to http://www.railcrc.net.au/

We require you to notify us if you are planning to link to our website by completing the Contact Form. Ensure you include your company name and website address in the message.

We are unable to make a reciprocal link to your website, unless you are listed as a participant.

Please do not link to us if your website promotes material that would be considered inappropriate or offensive.

Do not use the link in situations where claims and statements may harm the reputation of the CRC for Rail Innovation or suggest, without approval, an association with the CRC.

Material on the website must be linked to a target window, must not be framed inside a webpage and must not be bordered by advertising or any other information.

The information and images presented on the CRC for Rail Innovation website are subject to copyright. Distributing photographs or projects from our website requires written permission. Read our Copyright Disclaimer.

Please use the description provided below when linking to our website.

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With a combined resource total of more than $100 million over seven years, the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Rail Innovation is a significant asset to the Australasian Rail Industry. The CRC for Rail Innovation is a unique and productive endeavour linking the substantial skills and resources of the rail industry with the research and development expertise of seven of Australia’s leading universities. Collaborative research enables a small contribution from individual rail companies to be leveraged in order to solve serious problems common to several Participants.

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Privacy Policy

The CRC for Rail Innovation is committed to protecting your privacy.

We understand that users of this website may be concerned about their privacy and the confidentiality and security of any information that may be provided to us.

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Your name and email address details contained in any general correspondence sent to this website via the Contact Form will not be added to a mailing list without your consent. We will only disclose your details to third parties:

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If disclosure is required or authorized by law or an enforcement authority.

Your email address will be recorded only for the purpose of responding to your feedback, enquiry, or to provide confirmation.

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The information collected from participant organizations is for the purpose of processing their applications, keeping them informed of upcoming events and assisting The CRC for Rail Innovation in improving its services to its participants.