Women in Transport Mentoring Program

Participating in the Victorian Government’s Women In Transport (WiT) Mentoring Program is your opportunity to make the transport industry great for women.

Applications for the 2023 WiT Mentoring Program are now open – please click here to apply!


Applications open

6 March 2023

Applications close

6 April 2023

Applicants notified of their matches

24 April 2023

Program Launch Event

10 May 2023

Networking / professional development events (various)

May-Nov 2023

Final Program Event

1 November 2023

Whether mentee or mentor, you will benefit from personal and professional development and contribute to a culture of positive learning that will support the capability of women in transport now and in the future.

The 2023 program will run from 9 May until 1 November 2023 and will include various networking opportunities, professional development sessions, training and resources, as well as ongoing assistance and guidance to structure mentee-mentor meetings.

The program is open to people working in any role in Victoria's transport industry, including any Victorian government department or agency, or private business. We encourage you to apply to be a mentor or mentee, not both, to ensure you have time to invest in this journey and get the most out of the program.

Mentee participation is open to all women, inclusive of transgender women, and non-binary and gender diverse people. Mentor participation is open to anyone and we encourage and welcome men as mentors. People from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mentors can be at any level – you don’t need to be a senior manager or expert, but you must have upwards of five years’ experience in your field.

For detailed information, please read the Women in Transport Mentoring Program Guide 2023 [PDF 940 Kb].

To hear first hand from past mentors and mentees about their experience with the program, we will run information sessions on the following dates, once applications open:

Thursday 16 March at 9.30am via Zoom: 

Please click the URL to join: https://levelcrossings-vic-gov-au.zoom.us/j/86530472186?pwd=ekR3ZkhiaGlJSStJWGpxeE0wd3VxQT09 

Webinar ID:

865 3047 2186 

Password: 912770

Tuesday 21 March at 2pm via Zoom:

Please click the URL to join: https://levelcrossings-vic-gov-au.zoom.us/j/88458999207?pwd=UWdJMWphUmppUjEwNVViUTVZVHVWZz09

Webinar ID:

884 5899 9207

Password: 670170

Remember, if you don't have a Zoom account, you can get one free via https://zoom.us/signup.

To learn about the outcomes achieved from the WiT Mentoring Program, have a read of the latest Women in Transport Mentoring Impact Report which reflects on the impact achieved 12 months after the program.

Watch the video below to hear from past participants on their experience with the program.

This mentoring program is delivered by the Level Crossing Removal Project as part of the Department of Transport and Planning’s $2 million Women in Transport package of initiatives and business improvements. It aims to encourage more women to enter and stay in the transport sector, which supports the Victorian Government’s Gender Equality Strategy.