COVID-19 Information

AusRAIL 2022 will be held in line with Queensland Government guidelines relating to COVID-19. At the moment, it is recommended you wear a mask in the following settings:

  • in healthcare settings
  • indoors, if you can’t socially distance
  • on public transport
  • if you are older or medically at risk
  • if you’re around people who are vulnerable to COVID-19
  • if required by a venue or household

We encourage you to stay home if you are unwell, and to wear a mask if someone in your household has tested positive to COVID-19 or if you are unable to socially distance at the event. You are encouraged to complete a rapid antigen test (RATs) in advance of attending AusRAIL, and we will have limited RATs available if you start to feel unwell during the event.

The conference will make masks, hand sanitiser stations and RAT tests available to attendees while onsite. As the situation is updated, we will continue to update our conference delegates, sponsors, exhibitors and visitors.

If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at

AusRAIL Custom Stand Venue guidelines

All temporary structures will be professionally designed, structurally sound and will contain reasonable provision for:

  • Safety of persons to be accommodated in the event of fire including means of egress
  • Prevention of fire
  • Suppression of fire
  • Patrons must give consideration for wheelchair access to the Stand (NCC – Section D3.3) The reduction of the existing level of fire protection is not permissible.

Designers and builders have an obligation to design and construct to these principles and any relevant standards or legislation while meeting the special needs of their client. Parts of these principles include:

  • Stands over 18m2 where roofing is fitted must have a “Smoke Detection Device” and have a fire extinguisher installed. The recommended material for the roofing is “shark tooth” type material that allows water penetration from sprinklers and fire cannon.
  • Audience chairs within a temporary structure must be secured in groups of not less than 4 and not more than 16. Maximum seats in each row must not exceed 8 where there is an aisle at one end only or 16 where there are aisles on both sides of the row. (NCC NSW H101.11.1).