12 Jun 2024

Call for Public Consultation – AS 1085 Railway Track Material – Bulk review

How will this help the rail industry? 

The purpose of these Standards are to define products with limited application in heritage and older sections of the Australian rail network. Your contribution to this bulk review will help determine if these products require any significant updates to maintain their relevancy and applicability to the rail network.


The above seven Standards are all part of the AS 1085 series on Railway Track Materials, which are currently due for review. Given the limited application within the industry, RISSB is seeking to update these Standards via an efficient bulk review process.

RISSB is dedicating technical resources to ensure the review process is fit for the potential changes required to update the seven (7) standards. RISSB will continue to maintain these products for backwards compatibility of maintenance of heritage and older infrastructure within the network.

How to contribute

The seven (7) products as part of the AS 1085 Series Bulk Review will be available for Public Consultation for 30 days. All interested parties are encouraged to provide comments during this time.

Each of the draft standards are available to download via the links above.

To make comments on the draft, please use the commenting tools in Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader to comment in-line with the text.

All comments are to be submitted via email to our Standards Development Manager, Carly Wilson at cwilson@rissb.com.au

The closing date for comments is Friday, 12 July, 2024.

As the rail industry’s accredited standards development organisation, RISSB continues to collaborate with government, rail operators and industry leaders to improve the efficiency and harmonisation of Australia and New Zealand’s rail network, ensuring national interoperability into the future.