National rail safety investigations

The ATSB has expanded its activities in accordance with the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003 (TSI Act), with investigations now extending to intrastate corporate operations. The national rail safety system will provide a safety regulation and investigation framework equalling international best practice.

The following table summarises reporting requirements for each state and territory.

State/Territory

Occurrence
reporting

Investigations

Voluntary and
confidential reporting

South Australia

 

Report Cat. A
occurrences
to the
ATSB on
1800 011 034.

The ATSB investigates throughout
South Australia.

 

A nationwide voluntary and
confidential reporting scheme
(REPCON)
is available to all
states and territories.

 

Report all
safety concerns
to
REPCON

1800 020 505.

Tasmania

The ATSB investigates throughout
Tasmania.

New South Wales

The ATSB and the
Office of Transport Safety Investigations
continue investigating throughout
New South Wales.

Northern Territory

The ATSB continues investigating throughout
Northern Territory.

Victoria

The ATSB and the
Chief Investigator Transport Safety
continue investigating throughout
Victoria.

Western Australia

The ATSB investigates throughout
Western Australia.

Queensland

The ATSB investigates throughout
Queensland.

 

 

Links

Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator

National Maritime Safety Regulator

Category A reporting to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau

TSI Amendment Bill introduced into Parliament: A new era for rail safety investigation

REPCON

Last update 08 February 2019