Get on board the High Speed Rail Authority

The Australian Government continues to deliver on our commitment to establish a High Speed Rail Authority and has begun the search for Board members who will guide the development of the high-speed rail network.

There will be a merit-based process to select the Board members, including the Chair, to ensure the Board is comprised of people who have the appropriate skills, qualifications, knowledge and experience to best bring high speed rail to reality. 

Experts from the rail and infrastructure sectors, as well as planning and financing are encouraged to apply.

The HSRA will be an independent body tasked with advising on, planning, developing and overseeing the construction and operation of a transformational network along Australia’s eastern seaboard.

A high-speed rail network will allow passengers to travel between major cities and regional cities at speeds exceeding 250 kilometres per hour.

The merit-based process will identify suitable candidates for appointment by the Minister. Applicants will be assessed by an Australian Government selection panel against specific criteria.

More detail on the Chair position can be found at:

More detail on the Member position can be found at:

Applications should be emailed to by 11:59pm on Wednesday 15 March 2023.

Quotes attributable to Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King:

“The High Speed Rail Network will not only revolutionise travel along the east coast, but has the potential to touch the lives of all Australians as the project continues to advance.

“The roles we are recruiting for will play a pivotal role in the future of high-speed rail in Australia.

“I am confident we will assemble a Board that can deliver on the Government’s vision for this transformational project. I look forward to working with the successful candidates.”

*Note: the application timeframe has been edited to reflect an extension*