The International Railway Safety Council (IRSC) provides an international forum for an in-depth exchange of experience and lessons for improving railway safety. The Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB), the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) and the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) are delighted to be hosting the world’s rail safety experts at the 29th IRSC in Perth this October.

Australia’s rail network is over 44,000km and it carries 413 billion-tonne and 900 million passengers across all the capital cities.

Across Australia, significant investments are being made into rail infrastructure with $8 billion for Inland Rail and $50 billion on building a new metro for our second largest city. We have the biggest light railway network in the world and continue to pioneer innovation and collaboration – from the Pilbara’s automated remote heavy haul rail operations to developing the first a rail cyber security standard in the world.

In Australia, rail safety is managed collaboratively. Knowledge is shared to get the best outcome for industry and as a result, Australia has one of the safest, most productive railway networks in the world.

Join IRSC 2019 to share the rail safety industry’s knowledge and innovation!

Conference Theme & Sub Themes

Innovation and Technology: Changing the Future of Rail Safety

  1. Ensuring Railway Safety in New Technology and Work Practices
    • Demonstrating safety in new technology
    • Automation challenges
    • Competence and skills in a more automated industry
  2. Maintaining Interoperability in Innovation
    • Interoperability Vs Innovation
    • Improving your safety profile through innovation
  3. Can Risk Management and Assurance Keep Pace with Technology?
    • Risk Management and Assurance
    • Regulation and innovation – performance (systems) based regulation
    • Operational Demands Vs Financial Constraints “Don’t save yourself into trouble”

Pricing Packages

5 Day Packages
Standard Rate Three day conference, Welcome Reception, Gala Dinner, Farewell Function, Technical tours + 5 nights’ accommodation (standard queen room at Hyatt Regency, Perth incl breakfast) $3,595 + GST
Young Professionals Rate* Three day conference, Welcome Reception, Gala Dinner, Farewell Function, Technical tours + 5 nights’ accommodation (standard queen room at Hyatt Regency, Perth incl breakfast) $2,297.50 + GST
3 Day Packages
Standard Rate Three day conference, Welcome Reception, Gala Dinner, Farewell Function + 3 nights’ accommodation (standard queen room at Hyatt Regency, Perth incl breakfast) $2,695 + GST
Young Professionals Rate*  Three day conference, Welcome Reception, Gala Dinner, Farewell Function + 3 nights’ accommodation (standard queen room at Hyatt Regency, Perth incl breakfast)  $1,647.50 + GST
Partners Program
5 Days Rate Three day partners’ program, Welcome Reception, Gala Dinner, Farewell Function, Technical tours + 5 nights’ accommodation (shared standard queen room at Hyatt Regency, Perth incl breakfast) $1,695 + GST
3 Days Rate Three day partners’ program, Welcome Reception, Gala Dinner, Farewell Function + 3 nights’ accommodation (shared standard queen room at Hyatt Regency, Perth incl breakfast) $1,295 + GST

IRSC Agenda

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14:00 – 17:00 Stakeholder Meetings (5 in parallel)

  • Regulatory Bodies
  • Investigation Bodies
  • Industry Bodies
  • Infrastructure Managers & Train Operators
  • Contractors, Suppliers and Manufacturers
18:00 – 20:00 Welcome Reception – City of Perth Surf Life Saving Club

Reunite with friends and colleagues with your feet in the sand while watching the sunset over the ocean at the City of Perth Surf Life Saving Club.

09:00 – 16:00 Conference Program

  •  Welcome and Introduction
  •  Keynote Address
  •  Plenary Speaker
  •  Technical Papers + Discussion
  •  Networking Breaks
17:00 – 22:30 Gala Dinner – Sandalford Wines, Caversham

Take the opportunity to meet new colleagues and discuss the presentations from the conference at the Gala Dinner. Enjoy a taste of Australian delicacies at Sandalford Wines, one of Western Australia’s oldest, largest and most distinguished wineries. There will even be the opportunity to meet some Australian fury animals.

09:00 – 17:00 Conference Program

  •   Plenary Speaker
  •  Technical Papers + Discussion
  •  Networking Breaks
18:00 – 22:30 Core Group Meeting + Dinner
09:00 – 17:00 Conference Program

  • Plenary Speaker
  •  Technical Papers + Discussion
  •  Networking Breaks
  •  Closing ceremony and Handover ceremony
18:00 – 21:00 Farewell Gathering – The Rooftop at The Lucky Shag
Wind down with colleagues at the end of the conference with beautiful views of the Swan River. The Lucky Shag is a perfect opportunity for delegates to celebrate the innovations and learnings from the conference.
Day 5 Technical site tour

Roy Hill Remote Operations Centre, Perth

The group will depart the Hyatt Regency at 2pm for a 90min tour starting at 2.30pm. At the end of the tour, the coach will drop off delegates to Perth Airport before returning to the Hyatt Regency at 4.45pm.

IRSC 2019 delegates will enjoy a tour of Roy Hill’s Perth-based integrated Corporate Headquarters and Remote Operations Centre (ROC) which provides end to end integration of its operations, marketing and corporate services functions. The central component of the ROC is the control room, which houses the Demand Chain team who are responsible for the operational planning, scheduling and execution of production activities across all areas of operations.

Day 6 Technical site tour (TBC)