Safe railways for Australia

Surrender of registration


A Rail Infrastructure Manager (RIM) may surrender registration in respect of their private siding.

To surrender a registration or private siding, the RIM must inform ONRSR in writing of the intention to surrender and provide ONRSR with details as to the arrangements proposed in the cessation of rail operations. It is preferable that the applicant gives ONRSR at least 28 days’ notice of intention to surrender.

RIMs seeking to surrender their registration are advised to contact ONRSR prior to submitting the written intention, to clarify the requirements.

While ONRSR will not unreasonably withhold acceptance of the surrender, ONRSR must be satisfied that the proposed arrangements for the surrender do not present a safety risk to other rail transport operators or the public.

Last updated: 11 May 2020