The Rail Safety National Law was passed through the South Australian Parliament on 1 May 2012 replacing 46 pieces of State, Territory and Commonwealth legislation.

The creation of a single national entity replaced seven separate regulatory authorities. The Rail Safety National Law establishes ONRSR as the body responsible for rail safety regulation in that state or territory.

Act Regulations

Rail Safety National Law (South Australia) Act 2012

Rail Safety National Law National Regulations 2012 (published on the NSW legislation website, as per s265 of the RSNL)

Rail Safety National Law (South Australia) (Drug and Alcohol Testing) Regulations 2012 (includes further details on drug and alcohol testing in SA)

Rail Safety National Law (South Australia) Transitional Arrangements) Regulations 2012 (includes further detail on transitional arrangements in SA)

Act Regulations

Rail Safety National Law (NSW) No 82a

Rail Safety (Adoption of National Law) Act 2012 No 82

Rail Safety National Law National Regulations 2012

Rail Safety (Adoption of National Law) Regulation 2018 (includes further detail on drug and alcohol testing, transitional provisions and other NSW-specific matters)

Act Regulations


Rail Safety National Law (Tasmania) Act 2012 No 38

Rail Safety National Law National Regulations 2012 (published on the NSW legislation website, as per s265 of the RSNL)

Act Regulations

Rail Safety National Law (ACT) Act 2014

Rail Safety National Law (ACT) Regulation 2014 (includes further details on drug and alcohol testing in ACT)

Rail Safety National Law National Regulations 2012 (published on the NSW legislation website, as per s265 of the RSNL)

Act Regulations

Rail Safety National Law (Queensland) Act 2017 (includes further detail on drug and alcohol testing in Qld)

Rail Safety National Law (Qld)

Rail Safety National Law National Regulations 2012 (published on the NSW legislation website, as per s265 of the RSNL)

Rail Safety National Law (Queensland) Regulation 2017

Last updated: Oct 7, 2021, 11:58:38 AM