Safe railways for Australia

WA Branch Operations Forum

The Western Australia Branch Operations Forum aims to give the Western Australia Branch of the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) and representatives of the rail industry the opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss Western Australian operational rail safety and regulation issues.

The forum typically takes place over the course of a day, with the first half of the day devoted to issues of interest and of local relevance. This takes the form of presentations, panel discussions and/or interactive workshops.

ONRSR then presents information about national regulation activities, which includes time for questions from BOF attendees.

The forum is intended to allow attendees to:

  • discuss compliance issues at an operator level across the Western Australia Branch
  • have input into ONRSR’s regulatory strategies to improve safety in the industry
  • review and contribute to safety improvement initiatives developed by ONRSR
  • be kept informed of ONRSR-related issues that are considered through other rail industry consultative committees such as ONRSR's CEO Industry Reference Group and the Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board's Safety Managers Group.

It is intended that the BOF is held at least once a year.

Feedback and suggestions for forum discussion topics are welcome and can be provided by contacting the Western Australia Branch of ONRSR via the details below. 

For more information contact the BOF Secretariat on (08) 8406 1586 or

Summaries of BOF meetings