In these uncertain and everchanging times of COVID-19, to assist the rail industry, ONRSR has established a single location for rail transport operators in relation to crossing borders.

The impact of COVID-19 in the freight and transport sectors is certainly being felt at present.

Should any operator have concerns about meeting the requirements of your safety management system as a result of staff and other resource shortages, please do not hesitate to contact your ONRSR key contact. They are available to assist with any concerns or questions you may have.

In the meantime - although ONRSR is not a decision maker, nor do we regulate COVID related emergency management directions and regulations - we have attempted here on our website to provide a single-entry point into state and territory COVID-19 information.

It must be noted that while every effort is made to ensure the links and information provided are correct, rail operators and rail safety workers must ensure they review state and territory government websites for their relevant up to date restrictions and/or legal responsibilities in relation to COVID-19.

Select from the menu below to find out all the information relevant to train drivers and rail safety workers in relation to COVID-19 testing and permit requirements and associated resources in each state and territory.

Train drivers and rail safety workers are reminded to follow relevant health protocols while travelling into any state. These are:

  • practice social distancing where possible
  • keep a list of close contacts
  • carry and use correct PPE
  • follow your COVID-19 safe plan.


The latest COVID-19 related information and downloadable resources for entry to New South Wales are available HERE.

More on COVID-19 in New South Wales.

The latest COVID-19 related information and downloadable resources for train drivers and rail safety workers in Victoria are available HERE.

More on COVID-19 in Victoria.

The latest COVID-19 related information and downloadable resources for train drivers and rail safety workers in South Australia are available HERE.

More on COVID-19 in South Australia.

The latest COVID-19 related information and downloadable resources for train drivers and rail safety workers in Western Australia are available HERE.

More on COVID-19 in Western Australia.

The latest COVID-19 related information and downloadable resources for train drivers and rail safety workers in Queensland are available HERE.

More on COVID-19 in Queensland.

The latest COVID-19 related information and downloadable resources for train drivers and rail safety workers in Tasmania are available HERE.

More on COVID-19 in Tasmania.

The latest COVID-19 related information and downloadable resources for train drivers and rail safety workers in the Northern Territory are available HERE.

More on COVID-19 in the Northern Territory.


The latest COVID-19 related information for entry to the Australian Capital Territory are available HERE.

More on COVID-19 in the Australian Capital Territory.

Last updated: Jan 17, 2022, 9:43:17 AM