Dept. of Transport and Planning | Victoria

Government, Community & Emergency Services

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.

On 1 July 2019, VicRoads and Public Transport Victoria came together with the Department of Transport to create a properly integrated transport department – in step with other global cities.

The new Department of Transport and Planning gives us a singular, integrated focus on tackling the big issues. The integrated Department of Transport and Planning plans and operates transport in a way that matches the people and products that travel on it – focusing on the destination, rather than which mode we use.

Our integrated approach ensures we are able to:

  • respond much faster – and give people the information they need – to make the best travel choices, especially around major network disruptions
  • make better use of existing road and rail, shifting more journeys onto rail and prioritising public transport on roads
  • respond much quicker to innovation and new transport technologies
  • take a holistic view in planning for the future, to meet demand for more than 23 million journeys a day and a tripling of freight by 2050
  • partner with others to address a range of issues, from safety to reducing environmental impacts.

The new Department’s structure reflects the importance of working with the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority. Working together allows us to meet the transport needs of Australia’s fastest-growing state and economy, while managing a record $70-billion investment in infrastructure.


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Life at Dept. of Transport and Planning

Create your future

With Victoria undertaking the biggest infrastructure investment in history, the Department of Transport and Planning (DTP) is an exciting place to work. There are opportunities ranging in disciplines such as Engineering, Project Management, Legal, Policy, Data Analytics and Accounting and Finance to name a few.

By working for DTP (and therefore the State Government of Victoria), you will also directly be engaging with how the community uses transport. Many employees comment on the satisfaction of being able to contribute to the department’s mission of delivering ‘Simple Connected Journeys’.

Entry Methods

There are various pathways you can apply for in order to work for DTP:

  • High School Work Experience is a short-term placement (1-2 weeks) of secondary school students, generally from Year 9 and 10, with employers to provide insights into the industry.
  • The Vacation Student Program is a pipeline for early career professionals in which university students complete approximately 12 weeks of relevant work experience.
  • The Youth Employment Scheme (YES) supports young people to undertake a 12-month work placement, in areas including business administration, cyber security and information technology work placement, while studying towards a certificate level qualification in a related field.
  • Whole of Victorian government and DTP Graduate Programs are other pathways to establishing your career. Learn more about our selection of graduate programs by checking out the Employment Pathways tab.

Do not fit the above? You can still apply for a range of DTP roles through the Victorian Government Careers website(which is open to anyone).

Feel included

The Department of Transport and Planning is committed to advancing an inclusive workplace culture where our people are safe, diverse, engaged, valued and high performing. This will enable us to deliver an integrated transport system that contributes to an inclusive, prosperous and environmentally responsible Victoria.

There are many diversity groups in Australia and the world. Consistent with the DTP Strategic Plan 2023-2027, our Inclusion & Diversity Strategy prioritises the additional challenges faced by five groups traditionally marginalised in the workplace. These are:

  • Women
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex and Queer + (LGBTIQ+) people
  • People with disability
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) people

DTP also invests in you through our Leadership Development Program, with flexible and engaging learning opportunities to suit your management level.

More information

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Employment Pathways

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 while also participating in an award-winning program. We offer interesting, challenging and rewarding work in an inclusive, respectful environment and support career progression, development and flexibility.

 Employment programs on offer include:

  • Victorian Government Graduate program
  • High School Work Experience
  • Youth Employment Scheme (YES) Trainee Program
  • DTP Vacation Student program
  • DTP STEM Graduate program

Please feel free to contact the employment programs team at

Work Experience & Trainee Programs

High School Work Experience

High School Work Experience is a short-term placement (1-2 weeks) of secondary school students, generally from Year 9 and 10, with employers to provide insights into the industry and the workplace in which they are located.

It provides students with the valuable opportunity to develop employability skills, explore possible career options, understand employer expectations, and increase their self-understanding, maturity, independence and self-confidence.


This program offers young Victorians aged 15 to 24 opportunities to undertake a traineeship in the Victorian Government. Through a mixture of structured training, provided by a group training organisation and on the job training, trainees will successfully complete certificate level qualifications.

To find out more go to the Jobs Victoria website.

DTP Vacation Student Program

In 2024 the Department of Transport and Planning’s Vacation Student Employment Program will be offered in conjunction with Victorian based Universities, so please reach out to your University Internship team to be referred.

The department’s Vacation Employment Program is a fantastic opportunity for students studying at an Australian university to experience what is like to work in an organisation that delivers a wide range of projects and programs while gaining on-the-job learning and training opportunities. Our Vacation program takes place during your summer university break and commencement dates can be modified to meet individual needs. We try to give preference to students who are currently in their penultimate year of study but welcome applications from second year onwards (depending on the length of their course).

We are accepting applications from university students currently completing a bachelor degree in the following disciplines:

  • Accounting/Finance
  • Engineering ◦Civil
  • Electrical and Electronic
  • Mechatronics
  • Geomatic
  • Environmental
  • Environmental Science
  • Commerce/Business
  • Information Management and Technology

Please register your interest by emailing and the team will be in contact with further information closer to when applications open.

Graduate Programs


This is a 12-month, whole of Victorian Government development program administered by the Victorian Public Service Commission. Graduates will undertake three rotating placements of four months each and will be eligible for an ongoing position or promotion upon successful completion.

To find out more go to the Graduate website.

DOT STEM Graduate Program

Launching the first year of DoT’s inhouse graduate program focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

With Victoria’s transport and road infrastructure currently expanding, we are looking for the best graduates to keep Victoria’s networks growing and developing.

Our STEM Graduate Program is a 3-year development program consisting of three 12-month rotations across your discipline. This will be the inaugural year of the redesigned program with every graduate’s experience and pathway is tailored to the stream.

The first two years as a graduate you will receive tailored learning and development, mentoring and exposure days across the Victorian transport network. In the third year of the program, our graduates enter their ‘emerging professional’ year and complete an accreditation.

Graduates will undergo a regional rotation to gain valuable hands on experience in a booming area of our business.

What our program offers

  • VPS 3 salary ($70,791 – $78,375) – level dependent on qualification
  • 3-year fixed term employment – with priority and support for graduates to secure opportunities post the graduate program
  • Professional development focusing on business, technical and leadership skills
  • Regional (or metro for regional grads) based rotation – Relocation and living allowance provided
  • Structured senior executive mentorship
  • Opportunities across the Victorian Public Service with priority job access
  • Flexible working arrangements and conditions under the VPS

Please contact should you have specific queries or require reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process.

For more information click here & here.

Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

DTP is committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse workforce for its future growth. We want to be a leader in valuing and optimising the contribution and talents of our diverse workforce and creating a fully inclusive culture to support the communities and customers we serve.

DTP promotes the inclusion, respect and importance of the differences we all bring to the workplace, including life experiences, socio-economic or educational background, personality, marital status, religious beliefs, family responsibilities, or other differences.

DTP currently focuses on implementing initiatives in five priority areas:

  • Women
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians
  • LGBTIQ+ people
  • People with disability
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse people.



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.

Meet Evelyn

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.

Contact Us

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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