Business and Industry


​​​​Selling to us

Queensland Rail advertises all open tender opportunities, including panel arrangements on the Queensland Government QTenders website, opens in new window. On this site potential suppliers are provided with our requirements for the goods or services to be supplied.

Queensland Rail uses a fair and efficient tender evaluation process that adheres to the following principles:

  • open and effective competition
  • value for money
  • enhance the capabilities of local businesses and industry
  • environmental protection
  • ethical behaviour and fair dealing with suppliers.

For First Nations/Indigenous businesses, we strongly encourage you to register on Supply Nation, opens in new window or Black Business Finder​, opens in new window. This will allow us to recognise you as a verified Indigenous business and pr​​ovide you with further support throughout the procurement process​.​​​

If you would like to know more about supplying to Queensland Rail, please refer to our frequently aske​d questions page.

Existing Panel arrangements

This panel information is reviewed and updated every quarter.

For probity reasons any requests for information must be in writing and addressed to:


Buying from us

Periodically, Queensland Rail disposes of assets that are surplus to operational requirements.

Office equipment, general goods, plant, and machinery are disposed of through competitive sale processes such as public auctions in Brisbane and Townsville or at various other locations as and when required. Other surplus assets including scrap materials, sleepers, rollingstock, wagons, locomotives, and rail equipment are sold via a public tender process. For some items, Queensland Rail may also negotiate sales directly with buyers or offer items for sale at fixed prices.

For further information please contact the below disposal providers or email



Scrap Metal


Denpaq Sims Metal Manheim Auction, opens in new window, opens in new window, opens in new window 


Motor vehicles, plant and equipment

Queensland Rail owns and operates a large and diverse motor vehicle, plant, and equipment fleet made up of a large range of makes and models including sedans, station wagons, two-wheel and four-wheel drive commercial vehicles, small and large trucks, buses, mobile plant and equipment of varying ages and kilometres​. 

When vehicles are replaced or become surplus to operational requirements they are disposed of by public auction. Auctions currently take place on Mondays in Brisbane and Tuesdays in Townsville at Pickles Auction as well as on a monthly basis for heavy vehicles and plants. ​Most vehicles come with a fully stamped logbook and service history.

For further information please contact the below auction providers.

Pickles Auction Brisbane Pickles Auction Townsville
14 Tapnor Crescent, Brendale QLD 4500
787 Ingham Road, Bohle​
+61 1300 052 392
+61 7 4774 ​5566​

For accidents involving Queensland Rail vehicles please contact LeasePlan (24 hours a day) on 132 572 (option 1 & then Option 3), and then select LeasePlan Accident Claims (Option 2) for Immediate Assistance as required.​

Any complaints involving Queensland Rail drivers are managed internally by the road fleet team and investigated by management.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​