Safe railways for Australia

National safety data


ONRSR collects data from operators through notifiable occurrences, enabling ONRSR to identify safety concerns and work proactively with industry to resolve them. 

In-depth statistical information is available in data tables covering:

Statistics are presented to allow operators to benchmark their safety performance against industry and sector averages, and will be updated every six months

Overview of key occurrence statistics

Reporting period is from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2017. (See full data sets)

Rate of fatalities
Rate of fatalities per million train km travelled
Rate of running line derailments
Rate of running line derailments per million train km travelled
Rate of running line collisions between trains or with rolling stock
Rate of running line collisions between trains or with rolling stock per million train km travelled
Rate of signals passed at danger
(SPADs) 

Rate of SPADs per million train km travelled
Rate of railway crossing collisions
Average rate of railway crossing collisions per thousand public road railway crossings
Rate of railway crossing near misses
Average rate of railway crossing near misses per thousand public road railway crossings
Summary of movement data
Summary of movement data

For further details please refer to scope and methods.