Tuesday, June 11, 2019
A number of changes to the Rail Safety National Law (RSNL), including some affecting rail transport operators’ reporting requirements, come into effect from 1 July 2019.
Occurrence reporting and drug and alcohol testing requirements:
Before 1 July 2019
From 1 July 2019 at midnight
Category A verbal notification
Report Cat. A occurrences immediately to the ATSB on 1800 011 034.
Report Cat. A occurrences immediately to ONRSR on 1800 430 888
Prescribed incidents verbal notification*
Report prescribed incidents immediately to ONRSR on 1800 430 888
Category A and B written reports
Continue to send written reports of Cat. A and Cat. B occurrences to ONRSR within 72 hours. These should be submitted via the ONRSR Portal.
*Prescribed incident requirements remain unchanged in NSW (regulation 28(2)) and do not apply in Western Australia (pending legislative changes). ONRSR will continue to undertake post-incident testing in relation to Category A occurrences in these jurisdictions.
For more information on the changes please visit our Amendments to Legislation page.
It is also recommended that you visit the Accreditation Fees page to access the 2019–2020 variable fee rates for track and train kilometres.
All changes to the Rail Safety National Law were approved by state and territory ministers at the Transport and Infrastructure Council.
In Western Australia, changes are subject to a separate parliamentary process and timing. ONRSR will advise when this has taken place.
If you have any questions please contact Belinda Gull, Senior Policy Officer (ONRSR) at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (08) 8406 1531.