Applying for a Permit to Enter

To apply for a permit to enter, use the Permit to Enter application form.

For more information please contact the National Permit Office


Other information that may be useful:


Please note:

  • Incidents in the network must be reported to the local protection planner at KiwiRail within one hour. Our Network Control Manager must be contacted in emergencies on 0800 808 400.
  • KiwiRail reserves the right to audit your worksite at $150 per hour if required.
  • If any damage or impact to KiwiRail services or property occurs as a result of your work, costs will be forwarded accordingly.
  • If you are found to be working without a permit, you will be charged with a minimum fee of $1000.


The process to access KiwiRail’s rail corridor is in compliance with the ‘National Code of Practice for Utility Operators’ Access to Transport Corridors’.