Childrens crossings

The Children's Crossings and Road Safety Committee (Applications) provides a consultative and decision-making forum for reviewing applications requesting children's crossings within Western Australia.

The Committee also reviews current children's crossings to ensure they continue to meet the warrant criteria, infrastructure and safety standards. The Committee meets every second month.

The Applications Committee is made up of voting and non-voting members from various government bodies and independent organisations.

Voting members:

  • Western Australia Police
  • Department of Education
  • Main Roads WA

Advisory members:

  • Association of Independent Schools Western Australia
  • Catholic Education Office of Western Australia
  • Western Australian Council of State Schools Organisations
  • Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA)

Decisions made by the Applications Committee must be unanimous.

The Committee also provides a forum for the appeal process against decisions made by the Children's Crossings and Road Safety Committee (Applications).

The Children's Crossings and Road Safety Committee (Policy) meets every second month and membership is from various government bodies and independent organisations.

Voting members:

  • Western Australia Police
  • Main Roads WA
  • Department of Education
  • Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA)
  • Western Australian Council of State Schools Organisations
  • Association of Independent Schools Western Australia
  • Catholic Education Office of Western Australia

Decisions made by the Policy Committee are based on the "majority rule".

The Children's Crossings and Road Safety Committee is autonomous with its decision-making process, but reports to the Minister for Police via the Assistant Commissioner, Traffic & Operations.

Children’s Crossings Unit (CCU)- provides administrative support to the Children's Crossings and Road Safety Committee.Provides information to schools, Parents & Citizens/Friends Committees who wish to apply for a children's crossing.

Application process for a children's crossing

Applicants must be either the School Principal, or President/Secretary of a recognised school/parent organisation, for example P&C or P&F. They are invited to apply for a Type A or Type B Children's Crossing.

A location may be approved as either a Type 'A' or a Type 'B' crossing. Both have similar legal significance but differ as follows:

  • Type 'A' may be provided where a minimum of 20 students and 200 vehicle movements occur within the hour immediately before and immediately after school, for a primary school, or a combined primary/high school.
  • Type 'A' may be provided where a minimum of 20 students and 700 vehicle movements occur within the hour immediately before and immediately after school, for a high school.
  • Type 'B' may be provided where a minimum of 10 students and 100 vehicle movements occur within the hour immediately before and immediately after school, for a primary school or a combined primary/high school.
  • Type 'B' may be provided where a minimum of 10 students and 350 vehicle movements occur within the hour immediately before and immediately after school, for a high school.

Application packages and relevant information:

School Resources

The Children’s Crossings Unit has put together resources for schools to use to help educate school children in the correct use of children's crossings and to safely cross roads.

If you would like to apply to be a Traffic Warden please see call the Traffic Warden Unit on 6274 8731 or see the Traffic Warden web page for details.

More information:

Manager Children's Crossings Unit
State Traffic Operations
2 Clayton Street Midland
WA 6056
Tel: (08) 6274 8767
Fax: (08) 6274 8774
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