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 written reports must be provided to ONRSR using the prescribed form unless ONRSR has agreed in writing that a rail transport operator may provide submissions as a digital batch submission.

If reporting an incident using batch files, please contact

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Last updated: 26 June 2018