Not the Mildura ones.Well actually, some regional services are subsidised to an extent, because the value of the service outweigh the cost of running it, even if it's not directly through fares (ie, filling connecting flights, government incentives).Because they are not subsidised and running at losses, unlike V/Line services would be...Why aren't the people of Mildura entitled to a rail service when our major town and cities in Victoria are?
Because it's 550km away with little in between.
And also has 3 air carriers with service to Melbourne.
...at fares 4 times the cost of V/Line fares...
The only regional flights that I'm aware of that get a direct subsidy are the Queensland Regional ones. In NSW and Western Australia, there are regulated routes that restrict flight operations to just one operator (on the theoretical basis that competition would not be sustainable). Im not sure whether anything like this exists in the other states.
All modes of transport get some sort of indirect subsidy in one way or another, indeed all activity is indirectly subsidised in some way by some form of government spending somewhere in the economic chain.
But not many are subsidised to the extent and without the transparency of why it is subsidised to the extent it is that passenger rail seems to be.