Australian Government land transport funding is focused on the National Network, which includes rail and road corridors, connecting at one or both ends to State Capital Cities:
- Sydney - Melbourne, road (Hume Highway) and rail
- Sydney - Brisbane, road (Pacific Highway route and New England and Cunningham Highways route) and rail (North Coast railway line)
- Sydney - Adelaide, road (Sturt Highway) and rail (via Cootamundra, Parkes, Broken Hill and Crystal Brook)
- Melbourne - Adelaide, road (Western and Dukes Highways) and rail (via Geelong)
- Melbourne - Brisbane, road (Goulburn Valley, Newell, Gore and Warrego Highways)
- Adelaide - Perth, road (Princes, Eyre, Coolgardie-Esperance and Great Eastern Highways) and rail (Trans-Australian Railway)
- Perth - Darwin, road (Great Northern Highway and Victoria Highways)
- Adelaide - Darwin, road (Stuart Highway) and rail (Port Augusta-Darwin)
- Brisbane - Darwin, road (Warrego, Landsborough and Barkly Highways)
- Brisbane - Cairns, road (Bruce Highway)
- Brisbane - Townsville, rail
- Townsville - Mount Isa, road (Flinders Highway) and rail
- Melbourne - Sale, road (Princes Highway)
- Perth - Bunbury, road (South Western Highway)
- Hobart - Burnie, including link to Bell Bay, Tasmania, road (Midland, Bass and East Tamar Highway) and rail
- Melbourne - Mildura, road (Calder Highway) and rail (via Geelong)
- Sydney - Dubbo, road (Great Western and Mitchell Highways) and rail (via Bathurst and Parkes
- Canberra connectors to the Hume Highway (Federal and Barton Highways), road only
- Sydney - Wollongong, road (Southern Freeway and Princes Highway) and rail
- Melbourne - Geelong, road (Princes Highway) and rail
- some urban road and rail links in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, connecting the long distance links to each other and to ports and airports
- Hunter Valley rail links (Dubbo to Merrygoen, Werris Creek Muswellbrook and Port of Newcastle and Merrygoen to Muswellbrook via Ulan)
The White Paper announced funding of $12,708 million for road and rail projects in the first five years of AusLink, 2004-05 to 2008-09 (Australian financial years run from 1 July to 30 June). In the 2007-08 Federal Budget, it was announced $22,290 million would be spent on Auslink II from 2009-10 to 2013-14.
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