Safe railways for Australia

Notifiable occurrences


A notifiable occurrence means an accident or incident associated with railway operation and are categorised as follows:

  • Category A - the most serious, which must be immediately orally reported by phoning the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) on 1800 011 034 and following up with a written report to ONRSR within 72 hours
  • Category B - which must be reported to ONRSR within 72 hours.

All notifiable occurrences can be reported via the ONRSR Portal. The ONRSR Portal is accessed via the ONRSR Portal link on the ONRSR homepage or from here.


Last updated: 28 November 2018