Safe railways for Australia


ONRSR provides further guidance for duty holders on legislative requirements and ONRSR policies.

  • Asset management guideline
    4 March 2019

    The Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (the ONRSR) has prepared this guideline to promote the ongoing safety of rail infrastructure and rolling stock assets.
  • Duty Holders on transition to the RSNL - Guideline
    23 December 2019

    Guideline to provide rail transport operators and other duty holders with general guidance on transitioning from existing jurisdictional rail safety legislation to the RSNL and National Regulations.
  • Fatigue Risk Management Guideline
    4 November 2020

    This guideline has been developed to provide practical guidance to rail transport operators on how to manage the fatigue-related risks associated with rail safety work and meet the requirements of the Rail Safety National Law 2012 (RSNL).
  • Rail Locomotive Boilers Guideline
    26 April 2018

    Provides rail transport operators with guidance on ONRSR’s expectations for demonstrating the safety of rail locomotive boilers. It also includes some guidance on the operation of reciprocating steam engines.
  • Rail resource management guideline
    8 August 2013

    Guidelines designed to provide information to Accredited Rail Organisations (AROs) on the process for implementing and supporting Rail Resource Management training.
  • Road Rail Vehicle Management and Operations Guideline
    23 April 2019

    The purpose of this guideline is to assist Rail Transport operators (RTOs) in understanding ONRSR’s expectations for the safe operation of Road Rail Vehicles (RRVs, also known as Hi Rail or High Rail Vehicles) as part of an effective safety management system (SMS), consistent with the requirements of the Rail Safety National Law (RSNL).
  • Safety Management System Guideline
    23 April 2019

    Guideline to provide accredited rail transport operators,and those seeking accreditation, with guidance on the legislative requirements for safety management and what the National Rail Safety Regulator (NRSR) looks for when assessing the safety management system, and how to prepare a safety management system that complies with the legislative requirements.
  • Safety performance reporting guideline
    15 July 2021

    The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to Rail Transport Operators on the preparation and submission of safety performance reports as required under the Rail Safety National Law (RSNL).
  • The ONRSR Way 2020 (v2)
    1 July 2020

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