Barrier Assessment

Run-off-road crashes are one of the most common types of crashes in urban environments. Installing high performance safety barriers can create a safer roadside environment for road workers, pedestrians, bicycle riders, motorcyclists and drivers by preventing errant vehicles from leaving the roadway and instead directing the vehicle towards the traffic lane.

The Austroads Safety Barrier Assessment Panel (ASBAP) assesses the crashworthiness and suitability of road safety barriers, systems and devices for deployment on roads managed by Australian/New Zealand Road Agencies.

Digital Submission Portal

The Austroads Safety Barrier Assessment Panel moved to an online submission process effective 14 January 2019.

All submissions must be made via the online portal

Please read the Guidelines for Digital Submission before completing your submission.

Barrier Assessment Transitioning to MASH Guidelines

The eligibility criteria for product submissions to the Austroads Safety Barrier Assessment Panel changed in April 2018. The then Chair of the Austroads Safety Barrier Assessment Panel wrote to industry advising of the change. All submissions received by the Austroads Safety Barrier Assessment Panel must be in accordance with AASHTO’s MASH guidelines or an equivalence rating to MASH in accordance with AS/NZS3845 Parts 1 and 2. Read more about the change and timeframes.

2020 Meeting Schedule

25-28 February 2020
26-28 May 2020
25-27 August 2020
24-26 November 2020

Note:  dates are subject to change, please contact the ASBAP Secretariat for confirmation.


Austroads Safety Barrier Assessment Panel Secretariat
Tel +61 2 8837 0501 


Guidelines for Digital Submission | PDF

2018 Transition to Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH) guidelines |  PDF

2018 Industry Forum Presentation | PDF

2018 Industry Forum Q&A | PDF