Safe railways for Australia

Drug and alcohol review – consultation open

24 July 2017

This consultation has now closed.

ONRSR conducted public consultation as part of the review it is undertaking on behalf of the Transport and Infrastructure Council of the drug and alcohol provisions within Rail Safety National Law.

Click on this link to the consultation paper containing recommendations.

ONRSR invites all stakeholders to review the document and provide written feedback via email at

Consultation is open from Monday 24 July 2017 until close of business Friday 18 August 2017.

To provide every opportunity for discussion, ONRSR will also be holding face-to-face sessions around Australia throughout the consultation period.

Sessions will be held in:

  • Brisbane
    Thursday, 3 August
    Christie Conference Centre
    Endeavour 1 Room, Level 1, 320 Adelaide Street
    10am – 12.30pm 
  • Adelaide
    Monday, 7 August 
    Crowne Plaza
    Hindmarsh 4 room
    16 Hindmarsh Square
    1pm – 3.30pm
  • Melbourne
    Wednesday, 9 August
    Ibis Style Melbourne, The Victoria Hotel
    215 Little Collins Street
    10am – 12.30pm
  • Perth
    Thursday, 10 August
    Hyatt Regency Perth
    Mosman Bay Room
    99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth
    10am – 12.30 pm
  • Sydney
    Friday, 11 August
    The Grace Hotel
    77 York Street
    10am – 12.30pm

Please register for one of these sessions by emailing ONRSR and clearly detailing which session you wish to attend.

If you have any questions or require clarification please don’t hesitate to contact:

A final report and recommendations will be submitted to the Transport and Infrastructure Council for consideration at its November 2017 meeting.