A local Australian company designing, manufacturing and
supplying steel pedestrian fencing in Australia since 1989

ENCAT Australian Manufacturer of Pedestrian fencing with factory in NSW with heavy duty equipment

Australian manufacturer & supplier for all RMS pedestrian fencing fencing types

ENCAT RMS specification compliant products for sale in Australia


ENCAT Australian made pedestrian fencing and civil products available direct from the factory


ENCAT Pedestrian fencing and civil products for sale


ENCAT Modular pedestrian fencing panels


ENCAT is a local company that designs, manufacturers and supplies RMS Pedestrian Fencing in Australia. ENCAT can supply pedestrian fencing directly to local councils, government contractors, civil works companies or other entities anywhere in Australia.

ENCAT is an Australian manufacturer of pedestrian fencing that produces everything locally in our factory located in NSW. Everything we produce is 100% compliant with the current RMS legislation and compliance requirements in accordance with their drawings, specifications and Australian Standards.

ENCAT is a local pedestrian fence supplier that stocks and sells all fence types including; Type 1, Type 2, Type 3, Type 4, Type 5 and Type 6 for the RMS Roads & Maritime Service which is a government agency that is responsible for regulating all major roads & infrastructure. Our products will help maintain road safety for pedestrians and we can distribute any fencing requirement to any state in Australia.

What makes ENCAT's RMS pedestrian fencing different to other suppliers?

The only Australian manufacturing
company since 1989

We produce everything with Australian steel that is 100% recycled saving an estimated 400 tonnes in carbon emissions. Our cost effective design & manufacturing of pedestrian fencing is used on major roads and highways.

ENCAT Australian Made and Owned Logo small

Owned, designed and manufactured locally

All the pedestrian fencing we produce is manufactured in our facility located in Wollongong then supplied anywhere in Australia.


Australian Standards Compliant

Steel - AS/NZS3678-G250, AS/NZ3679.1-G300
Galvanising - AS4680:2006 ISO9001:2015
Powder coating - AS4506-2005
Welding to - AS1554 Part 1


Australian made steel

We only use steel that is made in Australia and are the only local manufacturer to do so. High quality & to Australian Standards


100% recycled steel

We only use recycled steel for the manufacturing of our pedestrian fencing to help the environmental. In 2021 it will save 455 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.


Class leading powder coating

High quality powder coating materials are used to ensure a long lasting, resiliant finish to all products made.


Class leading galvanising

High quality steel galvanising done locally to ensure every product is tough, durable and designed for local conditions.

Custom pedestrian fence design and manufacturing

ENCAT has in-house design equipment, computer aided drawing and 3D rendering software. We can help you design a pedestrian fence panel solution that is specific to your application requirements.

The ENCAT range of steel pedestrian fence products for sale in Australia

ENCAT produces fencing products in Australia at our factory in NSW. We regularly supply  commercial fencing contractors or civil construction companies that are seeking a reliable manufacturer that creates high quality fence products to Australian Standards.

ENCAT Pedestrian Fencing supplier that can send fence panels interstate
Do all pedestrian fence manufacturers make the same fence panels?

Governance before profit

A pedestrian fence is designed to create a physical barrier that ensures pedestrians do not cross the road at inappropriate locations where they may run a high risk of colliding with a vehicle.

The installation of pedestrian fencing is hence designed to coral pedestrians to crossing roads where it is safer to do so. While pedestrian fencing is not designed to deflect or arrest an errant vehicle or prevent injury to pedestrians, in the same way that road safety barriers do, it does have stringent NSW specifications regarding such elements as the welding and materials. 

It is engineered in a way so that the fencing panels deform and collapse as a whole in a pre-determined, designed way when impacted. The individual steel elements are designed NOT to spear, detach or become projectiles that may injure pedestrians or vehicle occupants.

Unfortunately, many of the pedestrian fences currently installed throughout Australia are non-compliant with respect to the materials and/or welding as set out by the TFNSW specifications. 

In the event of an accident, non-compliant fencing can cause pedestrians, the vehicle, and occupants of the vehicle, far greater damage. The steel components of the fencing can break loose and ‘spear’ or projectile into persons in and around the impact zone. Encat’s network of customers have brought to our attention many non-compliant fencing installations that have been involved in accidents where the fences have literally fallen apart upon impact. Our expert opinion is that these products have either incorrect welding or materials or both. Of even more concern is that the non-compliant fencing is often sold with “certificates of compliance”.

Encat’s fencing meets all Australian stringent technical standards with high quality Australian steel and experienced personnel, making it an obvious, and safe, choice.


The materials and manufacturing process will differ

The simple answer is no. Not all Pedestrian Fencing is made to the same quality or standards.

As you can see in the photo this post has broken off & shattered during an impact. This was most likely caused due to the source of steel used combined with the production practices put in place by the supplier.

The outcome as you can see is very poor and may have lead to injury. A pedestrian fence should deform, not crack, fracture or break off to ensure pieces do no impact pedestrians or vehicle occupants.


Production will have different quality outputs

The other area for consideration is the methods used to produce products. It is important to also consider the workmanship that is put into creating a pedestrian fencing panel.

Here is an example of how ENCAT welds the posts with great attention paid to ensuring the level of heat used & the materials can be combined effectively for the right joins and bonding.

The broken baseplate on the left of the image is an example where this hasn't occured and it lead to the post and panel being sheered off on impact. Each panel is very heavy and this would have sent debris everywhere during the impact and potentially injured vehicle occupants or pedestrians.

What are the RMS Pedestrian Fence R0800 fence types?
RMS R0800 Fencing Series Pedestrian Fencing Types Drawing

When it comes to roads there can be some overlap between the responsibilities of Federal government, State government agencies such as RMS and the local councils. Generally speaking the Federal government provides funding for road construction or upgrades while the RMS oversees major road projects like highways, and local council looks after local road issues.

It is important to understand these levels because if you are putting in a tender that relates to a major road or freeway then you will need to comply with all RMS standards. The Pedestrian Fencing made by ENCAT in Australia is used to channel pedestrians to safe crossing areas, preventing adhoc access of pedestrians to roadways at dangerous points. It is manufactured to NSW Roads & Maritime (RMS) specifications and Australian Standards.

It is specifically designed to deform when an impact occurs and ENCAT only uses Australian made steel to manufacture each fence panel to meet Australian Standards. ENCAT is Australia’s leading Pedestrian Fencing manufacture that stocks and supplies all types of fencing for use anywhere in Australia. We have the ability to deliver our stock to any state of Australia with 6 types to choose from;

Where are RMS Pedestrian Fences used?

The pedestrian fencing design ensures both the safety of pedestrians and the safety of motorists. Each panel is created using solid steel members and is joined to posts with nut and bolt connections. This allows the fencing panels to collapse as an entire panel if impacted, reducing the potential for detachment of the individual balusters which could impale the vehicle or pedestrians.

The RMS publishes an extensive list of standards for pedestrian fencing that is to be used in and around important transport infrastructure areas kuje train or bus stations, car parks, footpaths and pedestrian crossings. There are different requirements for verge and median strip fencing to suit those particular applications.

Applications for pedestrian fencing includes;

  • Verge or Median strips
  • Road Intersections
  • Streetscapes
  • School Zones
  • Shopping Centres
  • Entertainment Venues
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Sports Arenas and
  • Events Areas
ENCAT Type 5 Pedestrian Fencing installed on a verge in Broome near a local school on a main road
Common questions asked about a pedestrian fence

Not all civil or commercial fencing manufacturers in Australia will produce their pedestrian fencing locally. Some companies will have their fencing panels made overseas and then shipped to Australia. ENCAT sources Australian recycled steel locally, then manufactures pedestrian fencing at our factory in NSW. We manage the entire process from end to end to ensure high quality production outputs.

The Roads Waterways Transport NSW have released the R0800 Fencing Series Standard Drawings to show the standard details, components and construction techniques that have to be used to manufacture pedestrian fencing.

The links to each type are available below















The most effective location for pedestrian fencing is on the footway as it has the greatest potential to prevent pedestrians from entering the roadway. When installed on a footway, the distance between the travel lane and the fence should be a minimum of 200mm to prevent nuisance damage. For long lengths of fencing where there is a high risk that a pedestrian may become caught between the traffic and the fence, enough space should be provided for a pedestrian to shelter while not providing adequate space to encourage pedestrians to use this as a walkway

Where it is inappropriate to install pedestrian fencing on footways, pedestrian fencing may be placed on a
median. A minimum median width of 1.2 metres is required to shelter a centrally located fence.

The most popular type of fencing used on medians is the Type 1 Median Pedestrian Fence Panels

While the Pedestrian Fence features a staggered layout of the balusters, allowing motorists and pedestrians approaching on opposite sides of the fence to easily observe each other, it can still restrict visibility at very acute approach angles. Consideration should therefore be given to sight lines, particularly when fencing is to be installed on a median and especially at intersections where right turning vehicles on the through road may temporarily lose sight of an approaching vehicle. H
Pedestrian fencing should not be installed any closer than 1.0 metre to a traffic signal post. This clearance is required to allow for maintenance to the traffic signal lantern assembly and to discourage vandalism by preventing access to the signals via standing on the fence.

Yes we can supply commercial fencing contractors or civil construction companies.

The designs for pedestrian fencing included a  offset construction of the balustrades to facilitate a clear line of sight through the fence.

This makes sure that drivers can see pedestrian activity and prepare for a person to step out or from around a fence.

Similarly, pedestrians can view nearby vehicles in preparation for crossing the roadway while also realising where the safest location is to cross the road.

Pedestrian Fencing is commonly used to channel pedestrians towards safe crossing locations. Local councils will use it to change the flow of people walking around a busy area. It is suitable for installation along the roadside median or verge.

In general, pedestrian fencing shall only be used to deter pedestrians from crossing roads at inappropriate
locations where the site:

  • Has a crash history involving pedestrians crossing at inappropriate locations
  • Has a high volume of vulnerable pedestrians
  • Is a higher speed arterial road with consistent and substantial pedestrian presence


Pedestrian fencing can also be used to protect pedestrians from hazards such as steep drop-offs and large open drains. ENCAT can help you design a pedestrian fencing solutions that might include a mixture of fencing, balustrades and handrails to suit your specific application and site. We have many years of experience working with unusual installations of pedestrian fencing.

The only pedestrian fencing type recommended by Roads and Maritime Services for use on the NSW classified road network, within the clear zone, is the type depicted on Roads and Maritime Standard (Road) Drawings R0800-10 to R0800-28, hereinafter referred to as the Pedestrian Fence

All our pedestrian fencing panels are hot dip galvanised to prevent corrosion. Hot dip galvanized finish is a silver colour that dulls to a light grey over time. Each client has the option to either add a powder coated colour over the top of the galvanising or leave the finish as galvanized.

Powder coating is available in any standard colour, the most popular colour choices for roadside pedestrian fencing installations are black, green, white and maroon.

ENCAT does not recommend powder coating within 1 km of marine environments. The humid salt laden air accelerates oxidisation of the hot dip galvanizing under the powdercoating. The powdercoating surface is then blistered and damaged within a short time frame. Many clients still proceed with powdercoating knowing the possible downsides.

Environmentally, the powder coating process produces large quantities of carbon dioxide. Powder coating requires the fencing to be placed in a gas oven and heated to 200 degrees celcuis for 30 minutes. The burning of gas in the oven equates to 3kg of carbon dioxide emitted for every metre of fencing powder coated.

Example: Powdercoating 100m of fencing will produce 300kg of carbon dioxide emissions. Considering Australia installs approximately 15,000m of fencing per yea, powder coating pedestrian fencing contributes around 45 tonnes of carbon to our annual emissions per year.

We stock all types of pedestrian fencing & can manufacture volumes based on requirements.

The Pedestrian Fence was designed in the 1990’s by Roads and Maritime, then the Roads and Traffic Authority. It was crash tested in 2002, 2003 and in 2018, and has been assessed as suitable for use in posted speed zones of up to 80km/h. The Pedestrian Fence should only be installed if a warrant has been established as, if a vehicle becomes errant and enters the roadside environment, there is an increased risk to pedestrians if a pedestrian fence is present due to debris scatter as witnessed in crash testing.

The Pedestrian Fence comprises panels that are designed to collapse as a whole panel when impacted, to minimise the detachment of individual elements, and features a staggered layout of the balusters allowing motorists and pedestrians approaching on opposite sides of the fence to see each other.

Generally speaking it is Pedestrian Fence is the common name that is used in Australia to refer to this type of product. Although there are more than twenty variations of phrasing being used with terms that include;

  • RMS fence types Australia
  • Pedestrain fence (yes the wrong spelling)
  • Pedestrian barrier fence
  • Pedestrian fence
  • Pedestrian fence panels
  • Pedestrian fences
  • Pedestrian safety fence
  • RMS fence
  • RMS pedestrian fence
  • RMS type 1 fence
  • RMS type 1 pedestrian fence
  • Road fence
  • Road fence barrier
  • Road fences
  • Road safety fence
  • Steel fence panels
  • Steel fence type
  • Type 1 fence
  • Type 2 fence
  • Type 3 fence
  • Type 4 fence
  • Type b fence
  • Types of steel fence
  • Vertical bar fence
  • Vertical staggered fence

Essentially they all refer to a similar item. The variants will be suitable to different applications or installations that is location dependant.

The construction of pedestrian fencing used on public roads is a lot more robust compared to standard fencing. Pedestrian Fencing prevents elements from becoming detached in the event of a vehicle impact and it will deform rather than break into pieces. This critical design feature distinguishes pedestrian fencing that is used on roads for verges or median strips from common, lightweight fencing products that are used mainly for houses or properties. You should only engage with a commercial fencing contractor who has the right experience and credentials to supply pedestrian fencing in Australia. Using poorly made pedestrian fencing or products not made to standard can present an undue hazard to motorists or pedestrians if impacted.