Registration for Rail Infrastructure Managers of Private Sidings - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this registration if you intend to become a rail infrastructure manager of a private siding. A private siding is defined as a siding that is owned, controlled or managed by a person other than the person who manages the adjoining rail infrastructure. A siding is a portion of railway track that branches away from the main rail infrastructure.

Private sidings do not include:

  • Marshalling yards
  • Crossing loops
  • Passenger or freight terminals
  • Sidings under the management of an accredited rail infrastructure manager
  • Any siding prescribed not to be a private siding as described in the national regulations.

It is not a requirement to hold an accreditation to become a manger of a private siding. Multiple private sidings may be held under the one registration.

You may apply for an exemption from compliance with any part of the Rail Safety National Act. This exemption will be granted if the circumstances are deemed appropriate.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration, you must:

  • Provide detailed information about the scope of your intended activities
  • Be able to prove that you will be the rail infrastructure manager of the private siding
  • Demonstrate that the railway operations you intend to carry out requires a private siding
  • Comply with all the requirements as prescribed by the national regulations
  • Complete the relevant form
  • Pay the required fee.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.






Administering agency

Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator

Act(s) name

Rail Safety National Law (ACT) 2014 (Australian Capital Territory)

Regulation(s) name

Rail Safety National Law (ACT) Regulation 2014 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator

Operating address:
Level 1
75 Hindmarsh Square
South Australia 5000
Mailing address:
PO Box 3461
Rundle Mall
South Australia 5000


08 8406 1500

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