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Australia has a vast rail infrastructure, and the industry contributes significantly to our country’s GDP.

GS1 Australia works with key stakeholders in the Rail industry in order to improve supply chain management and the use of standards and processes both locally and globally.


Our work in Rail

Through ongoing collaboration with the rail industry and our members, GS1 has been developing standards for identification, marking and traceability to help industry meet its need for full lifecycle tracking of parts, components and assets.

Request to access the Australian Rail Guideline

Request to access Data Exchange Application Standards

Project i-TRACE overview

Read more in the media release

Operators - Implementation checklist

Suppliers - Implementation checklist


Call to action

Project i-TRACE (Formerly Parts and Components Identification in Rail)

Rail Supplier Workshops

We are holding Rail Industry Supplier Workshops in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.

Register for Melbourne workshop
Register your interest

Identification and marking support tools

These support tools will help your company implement rail standards:

Object Identification Wizard

Direct Marking Wizard

GTIN Management Wizard

Global Case Studies

Learn about how companies are implementing GS1 standards in the global market and seeing tangible business benefits: 

Read about HFG

Read about ContiTech

Read about Schaeffler Group

Who we work with in Rail

We work with the key industry body to ensure best practice in the Rail industry. 

Learn more

10 Steps to GS1 Barcode Implementation

Learn more about the basic steps needed to begin using barcodes in your business from GS1 company prefix, printing, placement, size and colours.