Safe railways for Australia

Registration fees

As prescribed by regulation 58, the fees that are payable by rail transport operators are specified in Schedule 3 to the National Regulations.

The fees relevant to registered rail infrastructure managers of private sidings, or those seeking registration, are outlined below.

Application fees

Excerpt from Schedule 3 to the National Regulations:

Section Description Fee
84(2)(b) Application for registration


87(3)(c) Application for variation of registration


90(2) Application for variation of conditions/restrictions of registration


205(2)(d) Application for exemption


208(3)(c) Application for variation of exemption


211(2) Application for variation of conditions/restrictions of exemption


Annual fees

The annual fee payable by a registered person is $500. The fee is payable only once each year by a registered person, regardless of the number of private sidings in respect of which the person is registered and irrespective of where those private sidings are located within ONRSR-regulated states and territories.

Registered persons will be invoiced by ONRSR, with the prescribed date for the payment of the annual fee being 31 October (in the financial year to which it relates).

A late payment fee of 15% of the annual fee is payable if the fee is not paid on or before the prescribed date.

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Last updated: 1 July 2021