5-11 August 2024

Rail Safety Week is an annual community awareness week held in Australia & New Zealand, designed to engage the community in safe rail practices.

Every life lost and injury on the rail network is a tragedy and the impacts on family, friends, communities, rail and recovery staff and witnesses can be profound. These incidents together with thousands of near hits each year can cause trauma and work-related stress and illness to rail and recovery staff.

During Rail Safety Week, rail operators, police, government & community organisations unite by organising activities such as media events, safety demonstrations, webinars & virtual events, along with engaging schools & community groups to raise awareness of the importance of rail safety.

To keep updated, join our Rail Safety Champions list. email hsteele@tracksafefoundation.com.au

Media Resources

Our regional rail safety message is ‘Expect the Unexpected’ – Watchout for Trains! This year’s Campaign toolkit will be available in April 2024. To register your interest as a Rail Safety Week Champion, email hsteele@tracksafefoundation.com.au

Metro themed resources, ‘Stand Back. Look Up. Stay Rail Safe’, featuring TrackSAFE’s Ambassador Vanessa Low are also available.

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