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Protecting the race that stops the nation

by: NJM Group Marketing on


Dating all the way back to 1861, the Melbourne Cup is known as the race that stops the nation and is thought as Australia's most important horse race, as it has come to that time of year again to dress up, go out and have fun.

During this time of celebration, Australian Bollards focuses on providing the right safety measures to all who choose to attend the event.

Flemington Race course, where the Melbourne Cup is traditionally held, already has bollards installed in specific areas to provide pedestrian safety. However, during a season that is so popular, providing extra security is a smart option.

At Australian Bollards, we can provide two types of protection suitable for helping protect people who attends like the Melbourne.

Perfect for providing security in public areas, the Centurion Shallow and Surface Mounted Sliding Bollard System is the ideal ground-breaking solution. Consisting of sliding bollards flanked by fixed bollards, this solution is standard for businesses to use during events with mass amounts of people, who gather to enjoy entertainment and other festivities. It is the only solution in Australia that complies with both PAS 68 and IWA 14.1 industry standards.


This solution works well as the sliding bollard is designed to shift horizontally to allow vehicles through during emergency situations. This means the solution can serves as a protective barrier against vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED) and Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM). It also contains infra-red sensors which are placed on either side of the system, with a built-in drive unit and control log. This is ideal as it allows full access control from distance and up-close, providing A.I Solution.

Event bollards are another solution that can be used to reinforce existing defences, helping to cover gaps and adding extra protection where it is needed most. Ideal for events like popups, sport games, celebrations, markets, and events like the Melbourne Cup, this temporary solution is great for public safety. Whether you're in need of something elegant, simple or completely different, Australian Bollards range of concrete or granite spheres and square bollards will have you covered in style.


The Carnival events hosted at Flemington race course include the AAMI Victoria Derby Day on November 2nd, the Lexus Melbourne Cup Day on November 5th, the Kennedy Oaks Day on November 7th and the Seppelt Wines Stakes Day on November 9th.

For more information on both Centurion and Event Bollards, call us on +613 9459 3488 or visit our website for more information.









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