Category: Bollards

Chaos causing concrete crash

Chaos causing concrete crash

A driver has been arrested after their van crashed into concrete bollards.

A witness recalled the incident, saying the van “took out all the pavement concrete bollards and spun a few times.” The force of the incident was so great that one wheel was detached from the van.

While the damage to the van was quite significant, it is a small price to pay when people’s safety is at risk.

Australian bollards’ event bollards are a total leasing solution for public safety. They can be deployed at a moment’s notice, with installation by our in-house installation team. Our event bollards provide VBIED and PAS 68 protection.

Our concrete event bollards also include a propriety security insert to ensure they are even more impact resistant than other similar bollards on the market and have the option of solar lighting so they can be visible at night time.

While no one was significantly hurt, dangerous incidents like these can occur at any time.

Just recently, a couple in New Zealand took measures into their own hands by installing concrete bollards outside their home to keep their family safe. They were proved right when a car smashed into their bollards only moments after their kids were playing outside.

We believe that concrete event bollards are the best solution to keep incidents like these from getting out of control.

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UNSW Safeguards their Students

UNSW Safeguards their Students

With the increasing occurrence of terror attacks around the world, Sydney’s city council has been taking steps to enhance security around public spaces in the city centre.

In June this year, the council installed concrete bollards along Martin Place at the location of the Lindt Café siege, to prevent terrorist attacks like those we have seen in London, Barcelona and Nice.

According to a City of Sydney spokesperson, the bollards will help to “strengthen security in public places”.

We couldn’t agree more. With terror attacks sparking fear, the best thing we can do is create safe zones for people, allowing them to go on with their lives unobstructed. By installing bollards, we ensure our right to move freely without fear.

Australian Bollards is proud to assist with this process by providing heavy duty but visually appealing bollards to do the job.

Our bollards have been installed at universities around Australia such as RMIT, Melbourne University, Deakin, and University of Tasmania.


One of our recent installations can be found at The University of NSW where 80 High Impact Energy Absorbing Bollards have been placed in front of the university’s entrances and car parks, providing protection for teachers and students.

We are proud to present a security solution that protects against any vehicle borne attack but also look beautiful and blend in seamlessly with the surroundings.

We look forward to supplying and partnering with other universities around Australia in the future to create safer public spaces.

Our cities would be safer using Trident Bollards

Our cities would be safer using Trident Bollards

Premium protection calls for premium products, which are durable, strong and resilient.

In high traffic scenarios, where protection of people, assets and buildings is our main goal, high impact resistant and subsurface mounted bollards provide a secure protective environment.

The market is in demand for a stable protection solution, especially now that the Omni stop bollard has been withdrawn from the market place.

Tram stop is a particularly sensitive location. According to Yarra Trams, over 3.5 million of passengers use the tram service in Melbourne every week. Weekends are particularly busy, with over 500,000 people using the trams.

With our Trident bollard system, designed carefully to prevent impact from vehicles moving at speed of 40 km/h, which is the most common speed limit in major city streets, and weighting roughly 1650 kg, security is never compromised.

Placing the right bollard at tram stops can play a crucial role in protecting the passengers and being OH&S compliant, they can help save lives during incidents which can occur at or around tram stops.

Manufactured from 350 grade Australian steel and with Australian Bollards durable finish, they have an additional distinguishable feature. Namely, installed with FD 300, which is a solar powered LED amber safety system placed between the bollards, making it a perfect safety solution.

The highly visible LED markers which flash during the night serve as guidance indicators for drivers, increasing the night time visibility, making the area safer and clearly marked. Night visibility is further enhanced by the 3M reflective tape at the top of the bollard.

Our Trident bollard system is the perfect solution for protecting government buildings, hospitals, pavement cafes, shopping centres, bus and tram stops, retail shop windows and similar. These locations are now at high risk due to previously installed inadequate protection systems.

Overview of the Caribbean Business Park project

Overview of the Caribbean Business Park project

With 200,000m² of state-of-the-art office buildings surrounded by lush grasslands and lakes, the Caribbean Business Park truly is staking its claim as the premier business park in Australia.

To achieve their desires of grandeur, the Caribbean Business Park team has joined forces with NJM Group, to provide safety solutions which come with a level of sophistication and professionalism.

We have recently completed the stage one construction process which involved installing handrails, balustrades, parking bollards, wheel stops, light bollards, height bars and card readers.


And following that successful installation we are proud to announce, we will be heavily involved in stage two.


While talks are still going on, we do know there will be many handrails and balustrades being installed by Australian Handrails, a division of NJM Group.

The handrails will be custom built to seamless blend in to the surroundings.

This installation is just one of many examples of how we provide perfectly tailored solutions for clients from our wide range of products to ensure all their safety requirements are met while achieving any aesthetic our client’s desire.

Creating ‘safe zones’ at supermarkets

Creating ‘safe zones’ at supermarkets

Supermarkets often feature long glass walls which back on to parking lots and Coles Patterson Lakes is no exception.

For this reason, bollard protection is essential and Australian Bollards was happy to oblige by installing a row of grey high impact bollards to provide protection.

Whether it be protection from ram-raids, terrorism, machinery accidents or simply someone mistaking their accelerator for their brake, this installation will ensure the safety of shoppers as well as protecting the building itself.

Coles Patterson Lakes now has two layers of protection, the first being a row of wheel stops which would slow down a driver who is headed towards the building and now a very sturdy second layer of protection in the bollards.

In recent times, ram-raiding thieves and terrorists have targeted all kinds of shopping facilities whether it is major shopping centres or standalone supermarkets.

Australian Bollards is well-known for keeping Australias most frequented areas, facilities and precincts safe through customising solutions which not only provide protection but look good. 

What is a Trident Bollard System

What is a Trident Bollard System

NJM Group has launched the Trident Bollard system.

So, what is a trident? Traditionally a weapon used by Poseidon, the Greek God of the Sea, it resembles a pitchfork with three prongs that has long personified strength. In the case of Australian Bollards, the Trident System is a supreme safety solution for high traffic areas.

Comprised of Trident Bollards that flank Solar LED Line Markers, this initiative incorporates a collaboration between exceptional defence and visibility enhancement to produce a versatile protective system.

Ideally utilised in construction zones where building apparatuses and overhead gantries are in place, Trident Bollards are engineered to safeguard pedestrians, vehicles and assets while the line marker offers illumination after dark in order to warn nearby drivers to slow down, rendering this as the perfect day and night solution.

As a result, local councils are a specific entity that would reap the benefits of implementing a Trident Bollard system on site in construction scenarios to further improve workplace and community safety, as well as other high risk areas such as the front of cafes and primary school pedestrian crossings.

The Trident System will challenge Saferoads’ Omni-Stop Bollard as the premium item on the market, with both products equipped to handle 40 kilometre an hour impact while retaining structural integrity.


This system not only delivers quality protection and durability but does so in an environmentally conscious manner, with the Solar LED Line Marker demonstrating Australian Bollard’s commitment to sustainability.

Manufactured from stainless steel in a yellow powder coated finish, Trident Bollards are high impact resistant, key lockable and subsurface mounted via core drilled housing for convenient and simple removal.

Perfect for application in congested areas, these bollards boast a 9.9 millimetre wall thickness and are capable of withstanding vehicles weighing roughly 1650 kilograms travelling at around 40 kilometres an hour.

A model of functionality, the Trident System from Australian Bollards is the obvious choice for ensuring a sustainable and secure protective environment in heavy traffic situations.

Caribbean Park gets fitted out with quality car park solutions

Caribbean Park gets fitted out with quality car park solutions

Wheel stops are most commonly seen in parking lots and underground car parks to prevent vehicles from colliding with other vehicles, buildings, garden beds or from obstructing pedestrian walkways.

Constructed from recycled rubber, Australian Bollards’ AB-WS-1650 wheel stops are the economical, lightweight solution for controlling the travel of a vehicle into a parking space and preventing any obstruction or inconvenience to pedestrians. The one-piece construction means the wheel stops can be installed by one person and without the use of heavy lifting machinery.

Australian Bollards’ wheel stops comply with current Australian Standards AS2890.1:2004 for compliant physical dimensions in Australia. With a solid moulded construction and solid black and yellow stripes, our wheel stops will not chip, distort, disintegrate or corrode in various weather conditions. These wheel stops are resistant to UV, moisture, oil and extreme temperature variations, making them the ideal solution for both indoor and outdoor parking situations.

Australian Bollards installed 280 of these wheel stops at the newly developed Caribbean Business Park. The purpose of these wheel stops is to prevent drivers from coming into contact with the wall, as well as allowing enough room for pedestrian thoroughfare.

In addition, Australian Bollards installed heavy duty bollards to prevent vehicles colliding with glass containing lift access and Armco barriers to further protect the areas surrounding the underground car park and withstand vehicle impact.

Also available in Australian Bollards’ range of wheel stops are: Truck wheel stops, concrete enforcers and galvanised steel wheel stops. Australian Bollards can customise a wheel stop solution to suit your individual site requirements.