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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

Developed by GS1 Australia in consultation with the Australasian Railway Association Parts and Components Project and associated industry working group, the guideline was officially launched at AusRAIL 2016 in Adelaide with Phil Allan, ARA's Chief Operating Officer, GS1 Australia's Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Maria Palazzolo, and Bonnie Ryan, Senior Manager - Trade, Transport & Heavy Industry at GS1 Australia.

Request to access the Australian Rail Guideline

Parts and Components Identification Project overview

Read more in the media release

Operators - Implementation Checklist

Suppliers - Implementation Checklist


Call to action

Industry wide Parts and Components Identification Project in Rail.


Media release

Australasian Railway Association (ARA) support GS1 standards in rail.

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

Who we work with in Rail

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

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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. 

Training & events