Where to Install Emergency Markers?

Emergency Markers Rapidmap

Emergency Markers should be highly visible to everyone. Effective placement should always consider location, height, orientation, and size to ensure the effectiveness of the marker.

Emergency Markers should be located, considering the following:

  • Locations with a history of emergency events or known incident sites.
  • Locations offering higher risk activities to the visitor, eg. mountain bike riding, rock climbing, abseiling etc.
  • Walking trails and shared paths – Emergency Markers should be located at major trailheads, significant features or intersections.
  • Emergency Markers on linear trails should be placed approximately every 500m.
  • Water bodies, swimming holes, and beach, river or lake access & egress points.
  • Piers and Jetties should have a marker at the beginning and end of the infrastructure.
  • Emergency Markers may be placed at intervals of 250-500m depending on terrain type and the length of the infrastructure.
  • Remote areas that act as a thoroughfare or receive significant visitation.
  • Recreational playgrounds with no verifiable address points or visible naming convention.
  • Bike tracks – both pushbike and mountain bikes (increases 200% in the last two years as a recreational sport) and dirt bike trails
  • Shopping Centers
  • Coastal Beaches
  • Parks & Reserves
  • Melbourne Water
  • Water – lakes, rivers, reservoirs, beaches
  • Alpine Resorts & Ski Resorts
  • Parks Victoria
  • Tourist attractions
  • Forestry
  • Plantations
  • Renewable power locations
  • Construction sites
  • Remote infrastructure
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Zoos and Animal Reserves
  • Hang Gliding Club
  • Sailing Clubs
  • Boat Ramps
  • Camping Sites
  • Lookouts
  • National Parks
  • Crown Lands


Should you have any questions related to existing or new Emergency Markers please do not hesitate to contact us at emergencymarkers@rapidmap.com or 03 9466 5200.