We are supporting people and businesses in the Narromine to Narrabri area with opportunities to work, learn and grow their business.

Sponsoring 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 group initiatives
  • water tanks
  • equipment for community events
  • local sporting events.

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Moree secondary school students

Scholarships for local university students

The Inland Rail Scholarship Program supports students from local communities through their full undergraduate course.

We have partnered with Charles Sturt University, the University of Southern Queensland and La Trobe University to offer scholarships to regional students pursuing studies and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) and related fields.

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 the undergraduate degree.

First Nations peoples and those experiencing financial hardship are particularly encouraged to apply for assistance.

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Students receiving their scholarships

Kickstart your career in the rail industry

The Instruction Company in partnership with Inland Rail Skills Academy is running a Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure in Narrabri starting 30 January 2023. This training is fully funded for eligible participants.

This course is designed to allow you to work as a rail labourer in the rail corridor conducting track work / rail labourer tasks and activities under the supervision of a Work Track Maintainer. It will also allow you to work as a track maintainer.

Call 1300 722 104 or visit ticrail.com.au for more information.

In 2023 ARTC and the Inland Rail Skills Academy will continue to work with TAFE NSW to offer in-demand qualifications to build skills and knowledge in the construction and infrastructure industry. Courses available include Certificate II in Construction, Certificate II in Conservation Ecosystem Land Management, Statement of Attainment in Enter and Work in Confined Spaces and Working Safely at Heights and Statement of Attainment in Restricted Scaffolding.

Courses will kick off in February 2023 in Narrabri, Gilgandra and Narromine. Call 131 601 or click here to register your interest.

Cutting the rail to the required length before it is welded together

Community partnerships

Inland Rail engages with Chambers of Commerce and their members to facilitate business and employment opportunities with our construction contractors which can stimulate regional growth.

By supporting regular business events and through representation, we are helping to connect regional businesses so they can network and capitalise on new opportunities as they arise.

If you’re new to the region and are interested in finding out more about how your local Chamber of Commerce can support you, we can help.

Speak to one of our friendly Stakeholder Engagement team members to find out about the Chamber of Commerce closest to you.

Mark Coulton (Federal MP for Parkes), Cathy Redding (Deputy Mayor Narrabri Coucil), Russell Stewart (Narrabri Chamber of Commerce), and Paul Giess (IR Delivery Director Southern)