Safe railways for Australia

Variation of registration


Registered Rail Infrastructure Managers (RIM) proposing change to their operations, or the conditions or restrictions of their registration, may be required to submit a Variation to Registration if they propose:

  • To vary the scale and complexity of their registered private siding(s);
  • To vary the railway operations to be carried out in the registered private siding(s);
  • To add or remove a private siding from their registration; or
  • Any other changes in relation to the registered private siding(s) that should be reflected in their registration.

The application for variation must contain details of the proposed change. A Variation of Registration must be granted before the RIM can carry out the proposed change.

It is recommended that applicants contact ONRSR to discuss the proposed change prior to lodging an application for Variation of Registration.

To apply for a Variation of Registration to a private siding as a RIM you must submit an Application for Variation of Registration Form. This form is to be submitted to ONRSR with attached supporting documentation where required.

When assessing an application for Variation of Registration under Section 87 of the RSNL, the ONRSR must be satisfied:

  • That the applicant is the manager of the private siding; and
  • That the railway operations to be carried out (or continue to be carried out) in the private siding are such that registration of the applicant (rather than accreditation) is, in the opinion of ONRSR, the appropriate action.
  • Last updated: 11 May 2020