Work Access Permits ​

Work Access Permits

Our primary objective is to ensure that we keep you, as well as our passengers, and employees safe. By following the permit to work process, we can minimise the risk that your work party is injured by moving trams or electrocution. The permit process also limits the risk of your works impacting our customers and employees. For your information, there are mandatory requirements under Safe Work and Rail Safety legislation to ensure we manage safety across Sydney Light Rail (SLR).

The picture below depicts the Danger Zone, which is an area that is potentially exposed to moving tram and electrocution risk. By following the permit to work process, we can assist you in limiting risks associated with working near or in the Danger Zone.

The following picture indicates typical works that may require a work permit.

The location of your work site could have an impact on operations, for example, moving plant or equipment across the tracks. Your work site could also influence pedestrians to walk closer to moving trams.


Click here to view individual maps of locations along the Sydney Light Rail network.


If you have any doubt then please contact us for advice.


Please download a copy of our Safe Work Around Light Rail pamphlet for further information.




If you are planning major or long duration works near the SLR, you may find our annual shutdown plan useful. We conduct a number of shutdowns during the year to facilitate works near SLR, that may not be possible during our normal passenger operations.

Link to annual shutdown plan. We are more than happy to conduct site visits to give you advice regarding permit requirements for your planned works.

We are passionate about ensuring your safety

as well as the safety of our passengers and staff.

If a permit is required you will be asked to complete a permit application as well as undertake a safety induction.


Please contact our Permit Coordinator so that we can help you understand whether you need a permit for your planned works. [email protected]


Complete the Work Request Form Online