Platinum Sponsor

Metro Trains Australia (MTA) is a consortium of rail and construction businesses – all with unrivaled credentials – harnessing the strength and experience of MTR Corporation, John Holland Group and UGL Rail.

MTA is committed to delivering a superior rail travel experience. With the vision of transforming transport, MTA is on a mission to operate modern, efficient rail networks with continuous improvement in safety, customer service, punctuality and reliability.

Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) is our high performing subsidiary and the operator of the city’s metropolitan rail system. With a workforce of over 5,000 employees, MTM works with Transport for Victoria and Public Transport Victoria to keep Melbourne moving with safe and efficient train services as well as planning and delivering city-shaping infrastructure works.

Metro Trains Sydney (MTS) is a recent entity established to operate Sydney Metro Northwest, a new line for this important high-growth corridor.  When completed in 2019, trains will run every four minutes in the peak and will be the first fully-automated metro rail system in Australia.

Meanwhile, MTA continues to invest in innovative solutions demonstrating digital leadership, a highly skilled workforce and commercial and operating efficiency.  We are committed to being Australia’s private heavy rail operator of choice and supporting Governments and communities through the transition to increased public transport use.

Gold Sponsor

As an industry leader, Kennards Hire is committed to providing uncompromised customer-focussed service, high quality, reliable equipment and offering cost-effective solutions to the rail corridor.

Kennards Hire provides an extensive range of equipment solutions and serves the varying needs of a diverse customer base. Drawing on its extensive general hire and specialist equipment range, Kennards Hire provides an across-board service to various customer segments, which include residential, commercial, mining and civil.

Working with industry bodies, Kennards Hire Rail has been involved in the design and development of rail equipment, as well as being an integral supply partner for a variety of projects across Australia’s rail network. Kennards Hire played a pivotal role in the design of the Hercules CD200 Clipper, which can be viewed here. The development of equipment innovations and numerous industry-firsts are achievements which Kennards Hire continues to strive for in all aspects of the company.

This year has marked the launch of the new Kennards Hire website, which is now officially live and is already making waves in the industry. As the first of its kind in Australia, customers can browse, select and book equipment from their computer, tablet or smart phone. The introduction of QR codes has also accelerated Kennards Hire into digital innovation with yet another industry first, allowing customers to scan barcodes on equipment to view how-to guides and safety instructions.

Kennards Hire puts customer needs at the forefront of innovation, understanding the importance of making the customer’s job easier. For this reason, Kennards Hire strives to be the best hire company in the world.

Silver Sponsor

Transport for NSW is the lead agency of the NSW Transport cluster. Our role is to oversee the development of a safe, efficient, integrated transport system that keeps people and goods moving, connects communities and supports NSW to grow and develop.

Transport for NSW is responsible for the strategy, planning, policy, regulation, infrastructure and service delivery for transport including road, rail, bus, ferry, light rail, boating, taxi and hire car, regional air, walking and cycling. We bring those modes together into an integrated system that makes it easier for people and goods to move around our state and improves overall customer experience.


Category Sponsors

Comm Bank - TrackSAFE Foundation

Thales - Customer Service

NSW Ports - Workforce Diversity

 GS1 - Freight Rail Excellence




Category Supporters


Other Sponsors

Railway DigestEncompass - Program Sponsor

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 Australian Industry Awards please email Janet Cameron at or call on 02 6270 4503.