What is ALCAM?

ALCAM stands for the Australian Level Crossing Assessment Model. The Australian Level Crossing Assessment Model (ALCAM) is an assessment tool used to identify key potential risks at level crossings and to assist in the prioritisation of crossings for upgrades. The risk model is used to support a decision making process for both road and pedestrian level crossings and to help determine the most cost effective treatments. Read more ...


What is the LXM system?

The LXM system is an online system that houses the ALCAM Model and other data input by users such as ALCAM survey data, road and rail traffic volumes, observations, etc.


Who owns ALCAM and the LXM system?

ALCAM, the LXM system and associated Intellectual Property is owned by the National ALCAM Committee. The Rail Industry Safety Standards Board (RISSB) has recently been engaged by the National ALCAM Committee to help support the system.

Note: The National ALCAM Committee is the custodian of data input into the LXM system by users.


Who can access the LXM system?

Access to the system is based on Stakeholding.

Jurisdictional owners (government agencies), rail infrastructure managers, road managers and infrastructure owners can access the data associated with crossings where they are a stakeholder.


Can the general public access data stored in the LXM system?

No. Only authorised users can get access to the LXM system. 


How can I request data from the LXM system?

The data release process differs between jurisdictions. Please email with details of your request.

Note: Data will only be released if authorised by the relevant data owners.


What is an "ALCAM Report"?

Data can be extracted from the LXM system in many different ways; including:

- csv files, and

- pdf reports.

The Road Rating Details report is the recommended report that should be considered as evidence of an ALCAM assessment. 

The Road Rating Details report includes:

- the crossing characteristics;

- crossing controls;

- road and rail volumes;

- safety flags; and

- outputs from ALCAM (such as risk scores and risk bands).


Can rolling stock operators access this system?

Rolling stock operators can access the LXM system when authorised by the relevant rail infrastructure manager(s).

Rolling stock operators wishing to view level crossing data can submit a request to the relevant Jurisdictional LXM administrator.


How do I apply for access to the LXM system?

Contact your organisational administrator. If you are unable to contact your organisational administrator, contact your relevant Jurisdictional LXM administrator.


How do third party users (such as consultants) access level crossing data in the LXM system?

Third parties (such as consultants) can be permitted to view/edit crossing data using the 'contract functionality' in the LXM System.

Requests for contracts to be established in the LXM System must be made by a stakeholding organisation.


How is LXM data kept up to date? 

This process differs between jurisdictions. Contact your relevant Jurisdictional LXM Administrator for more information.


How often does data change in the system?

There is no scheduled update.

Data is updated by stakeholders in the LXM system at varying frequencies. For more information relevant to a particular crossing please contact the stakeholding organisations or relevant Jurisdictional LXM Administrator.


What training is available to support ALCAM?

The National ALCAM Committee has endorsed the content of four training modules (including level crossing field assessments) and are currently working towards making these available.

Please continue to check the ALCAM website for updates about ALCAM training.

In the interim, you can also contact your Jurisdictional LXM Administrator for more information.


Do you have more questions?

If you have any further questions, please email