Registration for Rail Infrastructure Managers of Private Sidings - Victoria


You will need this registration if you intend 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 by the national regulations.

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


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $1000.00

Application for registration. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Exceptions All $1000.00

Application for exemption. Fees for 2023-24

Vary Exceptions All $100.00

Variation to exemption, conditions or restriction of exemption. Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All $250.00

Variation to registration, conditions or restriction of registration. Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Rail Safety National Law Application Act 2013 Victoria

Application process


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

Additional information

Multiple private sidings may be held under one registration.

Administering agency

Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.