This Guideline on the Consolidation of public level crossings has been developed to provide a nationally consistent approach to the consolidation of public level crossings.
The purpose of the Guideline is to assist in reducing the level of risk for all users at public level crossings on the Australian rail network, in all jurisdictions.

This Guideline is intended for rail infrastructure managers and road managers responsible for managing the risks to safety at public level crossings.
Although this Guideline focusses on public level crossings the principles may also be applied to private level crossings.
This Guideline does not apply to railway lines that are permanently out of service, with crossing related infrastructure completely removed.