Registration for rail infrastructure managers of private sidings - Queensland


You will need this registration to become a rail infrastructure manager of a private siding. A siding is a portion of railway track that branches away from the main rail infrastructure. 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.

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 designated as a non-private siding by the national regulations.

You are not required to be accredited to be a manager of a private siding.

You must be able to provide the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator detailed information about the location and nature of your private siding.

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:

  • be the rail infrastructure manager of the private siding
  • establish a comprehensive risk management scheme and risk register
  • demonstrate that the railway operations you intend to carry out requires a private siding
  • be able to provide detailed information about the siding and your intended activities
  • be able to comply with all the requirements in the national regulations.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You must provide the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator with an annual activity statement.




31 October each year


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Application process


It is recommended that you discuss your application and the application process with the Regulator before you lodge your application.

Administering agency

Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator

Contact details

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