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Build a cleaner future with the Department of Transport and Planning

With Victoria undertaking the biggest infrastructure investment in history, the Department of Transport and Planning (DTP) is an exciting place to work. There are more job opportunities than ever before right across the state, offering you the chance to make a lasting impact that will benefit generations to come.

About DTP

DTP plans, builds and operates an integrated, sustainable and safe transport system for Victorians. Environmental sustainability is a key priority for DTP, as it is for the Victorian Government. We recognise that the transport network is a public space that contributes to healthy, sustainable and liveable communities.


Transport is the second-largest source of emissions in Victoria, contributing 25 per cent of the state’s emissions in 2019. As part of Victoria’s Climate Change Strategy, our transport sector pledge lays the foundations for Victoria to transfer to zero emissions transport by 2050. This means continuing the shift to transport powered by clean energy – driving down emissions, sparking new industries and creating jobs.


There’s lots of cool stuff happening at DTP, and we’re working on innovative projects, technology and programs that are pushing the boundaries to address climate change and provide low-impact travel choices.

From our new energy-efficient X’Trapolis 2.0 trains to our Next Generation Trams with on-board energy storage to reduce energy use, and our zero emissions bus trial, we’re committed to providing Victorians with more sustainable travel options.


We need employees with skills ranging from engineering and technical expertise to problem solving, project and risk management, creativity and communication. Your transferable skills, strengths and passion are all equally as important as relevant experience.

At DTP, you can drive your career in any direction you want. We offer interesting, challenging and rewarding work in an inclusive, respectful environment and support career progression, development and flexibility.

Staff profile

Evelyn, a recent graduate, works in project delivery in DTP’s Rolling Stock Development division, which is responsible for transport services such as metropolitan trains, trams and regional carriages.

Passionate about improving the transport network and infrastructure services, Evelyn says she was extremely interested in pursuing a career in this area.

‘And here I am, making my dream come true! In the future, I’d like to be an expert in my field and continue to serve the community.’

Evelyn never considered being a public servant when she was studying, but she realised this was where she could follow her passion and make a difference to local communities.

‘I had zero experience with the public service before I started so I couldn’t picture what it would be like. I knew it would be different to what I’d done in the past, but I was excited,’ she said.

From her very first week, Evelyn felt genuinely welcomed by the whole team and she continues to feel her contributions are valued.

‘Over time, I saw a culture of respect and a willingness to help each other, which makes everyone feel included. I was surprised by the breadth of support networks. Everyone cares about your personal growth and wellbeing,’ she said.


Jump on board to build a rewarding career and help us deliver simple, safe, connected journeys for all Victorians while making a positive difference to the environment.

To find out more about DTP and the different pathways available to you, email, visit and, or connect with us on social media.

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