Public transport safety

Whether you're walking, driving or riding, it’s easy to stay safe on and around public transport by being aware, obeying signs and signals, and following some simple rules.

Level crossing

Level crossing safety toolkit

The Department of Transport has developed a toolkit to help anyone wanting to share level crossing safety messages.

The toolkit provides a range of resources with key safety messages that can be downloaded and used on websites, social media, e-newsletters and other channels.

Downloadable resources:

Other safety information and resources 

Pedestrians walking to Malvern train stationPublic transport pedestrian safety

Accidents can happen to anyone, at any time, no matter how regularly you travel, or how familiar you are with your public transport service and journey.

The PTV website has information for passengers and pedestrians about travelling safely on and around the public transport network in Victoria.  Find out more about travelling safely


Cars waiting at a level crossingDriving safely around public transport

Trams, trains and buses share many of our roads, and incidents can result not only in an injury to yourself, but also to passengers, drivers and other road users.

Be aware that trains, trams and buses are larger, heavier, and take longer to stop. 

Find out some simple rules for driving safely around trams, trains and level crossings.