Everyone is welcome on board Light Rail!

Appreciating and celebrating diversity is key to creating a workplace that fully supports the success of Canberra Metro Operations.

We are committed to fostering a workplace culture where differences are respected and leveraged equally without any bias. We value diversity and believe that our inclusive and collaborative culture contributes to our success. Our diverse workforce reflects our multicultural Canberra community, and we celebrate and promote this diversity as a strength of our business.

CMET actively encourages an inclusive and diverse culture through our employment practices and through interactions with our colleagues, customers and clients, and the communities we serve. We fully support the diversity of thought and decision-making to support better business outcomes for our customers, employees, governments, and communities.

We aspire to be an organisation where inclusion and diversity are simply part of who we are, the way we work, and how we do business. We will consistently meet or exceed our legal and regulatory obligations in relation to equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion, wherever our business operates.

People with Disability

CMET designed and developed a rail safety program called SAIL (School Accessibility & Inclusion Liaison) to support young adults with additional needs by providing education and information to those who are new to public transport, particularly the Canberra Light Rail network. This program is delivered primarily by Customer Service Officer Campbell, who identifies as a person with an autism. Despite many individuals with autism facing difficulties maintaining employment and adjusting to new work settings, CMET has developed a meaningful role within our workplace environment where Campbell is respected, embraced, and above all valued.

Since the inception of the SAIL program in August 2022, CMET has presented to over 200 secondary students across Canberra. Following on from the SAIL program, CMET have enacted other educational activities for students with additional needs, including a modified SAIL Work Experience program and Depot Tours for school groups. CMET have also created sensory friendly environments and helped train and develop their team, on how to deliver practical training in literal terms and to recognise behaviour cues.

Gender Diversity

From a gender perspective, CMET is committed to breaking down barriers to what has traditionally been a male-dominated public transport industry. Currently, we have just over 25% of our overall workforce are women, and 50% of our senior leadership team are women. We constantly look for opportunities to improve the working environment to provide clear pathways for women and gender-diverse people including active support for our LGBTQIA+ employees and communities through activities like participating in the Pride Month celebration every June.

Cultural Diversity

Did you know at CMET, we have staff from over 70 nations? More than half of our staff population is born overseas, and we have at least 25 languages spoken within the business besides English.

Everyone is welcome on board Light Rail!

Light Rail Vehicle wrapped for Pride Month


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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.