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Level Crossing and Track Safety

Australia's rail network is the sixth largest in the world, with 44,000km of track and 23,500 level crossings across the network. Railway level crossing safety remains one of the industry’s highest safety priorities. 

Through education and awareness, TrackSAFE works to improve peoples’ knowledge, skills and attitudes about safety around tracks and level crossings, to increase public safety and avoid preventable incidents from occurring on the rail network. 

Rail Suicide

TrackSAFE proactively works to reduce fatalities on the track which may be a result of suicide - click here to find out more.


Every year there are around 136 trespass incidents causing death or serious injury on the rail network.  Additionally, there are over 4,200 near hits resulting from trespass. Through the Rail Safety Week campaign, rail organisations and police join forces to combat trespass and reduce incidents on the track related to trespassing.  

Level Crossings

There are 130 pedestrian level crossing incidents causing death or serious injury every year and an additional 20 collisions with vehicles. That equals 150 level crossing collisions in total causing death or injury. To access the National Railway Level Crossing Safety Strategy 2017 – 2020 please click here.

TrackSAFE Education

TrackSAFE Education is an initiative of the TrackSAFE Foundation. It is an Australian curriculum-based rail safety education initiative focussing on students’ capabilities and making safe choices around the rail network. The program is available for primary and secondary students - click here to access the program.