Accessing the Rail Corridor

Brookfield Rail is responsible for the management of over 5,500 kilometres of track, associated infrastructure and the wider rail corridor. 

Our core responsibility is to manage the safe operation of the rail network, as well as the safety and wellbeing of people accessing the rail corridor. In order to do this, it is critical we control and monitor access.

As the rail corridor is generally not fenced, there is a perception that it can be accessed at any time by any individual. However the rail corridor is private property and, for the safety of our employees, customers, contractors and the wider community, it is illegal for anyone to enter the corridor without appropriate permissions.

There are a range of people who are required to interact with the rail corridor, including State and local governments, above-rail operators, private companies, regulatory bodies, contractors and consultants, emergency service providers and authorised members of the community. These people are only permitted to have access to the rail corridor following the completion of a formal application process and authorisation from Brookfield Rail.

For further information about working in the rail corridor, please visit our Working on our Railway page.

If you have a query regarding access to Brookfield Rail's rail corridor, please contact info@brookfieldrail.com, providing the details of your purpose in the rail corridor.

The rail corridor is private property and, for the safety of all involved, it is illegal for anyone to enter the corridor without appropriate permissions.