Network access and freight


Accessing V/Line land

Applications over the holiday season

All applications received on or after Friday 9 December 2016 will not be reviewed until Monday 9 January 2017.

Applications

Holders of a valid Site Access Permit (SAP) are able to access V/Line land.

The V/Line Access Team will issue a SAP once an access request is submitted and reviewed.

Types of access

Non-disruptive access: a minimum of 28 business days notification is required to process an application that does not affect train services.

Disruptive access: a minimum of 90 days is required for access that disrupts train services.

Requesting access

To request access to V/Line land for any activities, please fill out the form by clicking the link below. 

    

Effective from 1 March 2016
 
  Type of access Fee (excludes GST)
1 Extension of access
Administration fee to extend the period of previously issued Site Access Permit.
$350 
2 Initial Access Consultation Review
Review initial documents for possible access, provide advice on documents/information provided to determine if access is required, etc.
$350
3 Annual applications
Fee for setting up similar activities carried out at multiple sites. Duration 12
months.
Covers activities such as graffiti removal, painting etc.

Annual Renewal and Audit Fee

$3000



$1500
4 Access for Non-Commercial Purposes - NO  entry into danger zone
Covers activities such as:
  1. Handing out flyers for community purposes, sale of raffle tickets for charity.
Each application is assessed individually.  Standard access is one business day.

Nil
5 Access for Commercial Purposes - NO entry into danger zone
  1. Filming and/or Photography of V/line Assets or within V/line Lease Boundaries.
  2. Flyer distribution to promote commercial businesses.
Each application is assessed individually. 

Price on application
6 Access for Commercial Purposes - Entry into danger zone 
  1. Inspections of the rail corridor (no equipment used)
  2. Any survey
  3. Maintenance works on non V/Line assets located on the rail reserve
Does not cover intrusive works on V/Line leased land
If works are not completed within the agreed timeframe, an extension of access must be applied for.
$650
$1020
$1650

 
7 Service pipes crossing of the rail corridor 

Covers commercial, utility and domestic facility services. Includes crossings on existing bridges and all water and gas conduits.

Actual bore-hole sizes 
  1. Less than 100mm 
  2. 100 mm – 199 mm 
  3. 200mm – 499mm 
  4. 500mm or larger (but excluding major civil works)
If works are not completed within the agreed timeframe, an extension of access must be applied for.



$1800
$3000
$4200
$6000  

 
8 Service crossing of the rail corridor - overhead lines (not related to a development project)

Covers commercial, utility, domestic, electrical and communications services.
  1. New Installation
  2. Cable (conductor) renewal
  3. Pole Renewal
  4. Cross Arm Replacement  
  5. Strain Installation
If works are not completed within the agreed timeframe, an extension of access must be applied for.

$3600 
$1800
$1800
$800
$800 
9 Mobile telecommunications
Covers antennas, poles, huts, equipment shelters and maintenance upgrades.

If works are not completed within the agreed timeframe, an extension of access must be applied for.
Price on application
10 Minor development and civil projects
Covers minor works to existing bridges, structures, underpasses and paths.

If works are not completed within the agreed timeframe, an extension of access must be applied for.
$2600
11 Major civil construction project
Covers construction of bridges, underpasses, paths, major excavations, proximity to tunnels, rock anchors and mining.

If works are not completed within the agreed timeframe, an extension of access must be applied for.
Price pn application
12 Decommissioning of services or assets comprising or coated with asbestos Price on application
13 Ground water bore

1-5 bores
Installation/decommissioning
Inspections 

6-10 bores
Installation/decommissioning
Ongoing inspections 

11-15 bores
Installation/decommissioning
Ongoing inspections 

16-30 bores
Installation/decommissioning
Ongoing inspections 

31+ bores
Installation/decommissioning
Ongoing inspections 

If works are not completed within the agreed timeframe, an extension of access must be applied for.


$1000
$350



$1900
$500 


$2200
$825 



$2500
$1500


Price on application


  
14 Environmental works

Works undertaken on the V/Line network providing benefits to the community and environment. Subject to approval by the V/Line Environmental Manager. Covers weed control, vegetation management, fire reduction, reserve maintenance and biological surveys.
Price on application
15 Rail or road projects Price on application

Freight information & access

The Essential Services Commission (ESC) approved an access arrangement for the operation of freight trains on the V/Line network.

You can download these documents from the links below.

V/Line’s current standard access prices are:
  • Flagfall rate ($/km) bulk grain 0, other freight including containers $0.960.
  • Variable rate ($/1000 GTK) bulk grain $4.529, other freight including containers $1.805.
  • V/Line will charge operators the sum of $84.47 for each instance of access to the Geelong Grain Loop.

More information

For more information about what's required to obtain access on the V/Line network, please download the guide below.

V/Line site access guide
PDF 455kB
Completing under-track bores
PDF 169kB

For further information please email access@vline.com.au

For all freight related queries please email freight@vline.com.au