RISSB Membership Information

As a RISSB member, you will be part of a dynamic organisation that is at the forefront of safety and standards development in the rail industry. Becoming a member of RISSB will provide access to many valuable services and benefits and afford you the opportunity to participate in the governance of RISSB through the nomination and election of four Industry Directors who each represent a sector of industry.

RISSB members are from across the rail industry. and membership is open to all organisations involved in rail.

Download our membership flyer to discover the many benefits of RISSB membership.

Passenger Operations

Passenger Operations

Network Managers/Owners

Network Managers/Owners

Freight Operations

Freight Operations

Suppliers and Contractors/Other Industry Participants

Suppliers and Contractors/Other Industry Participants

Important advantages of being a RISSB Member

  • Provides Standards, Codes of Practice, Guidelines and Rules that you can use directly or modify for your specific operations or project
  • Ensures your organisation is part of a collaborative industry driven process which leads to improvements in safety and productivity in the rail industry
  • Unrestricted access to the Australian Rail Risk Model (ARRM)
  • Saves your organisation significant development costs and offers safety assurance
  • Broad involvement with various industry groups
  • Provides access to technical advice on RISSB publications and broader safety matters
  • Offers opportunities to network with an extensive pool of rail industry professionals
  • Provides opportunities to promote your organisation and learn from others

RISSB Membership Fees

Membership

The Membership fees are set out below.

Fees are payable on a financial year basis and are not refundable. For members who join between 1 October and 31 March a pro rata fee will apply. For members who join after 1 April there will be no fee for the current year but the fee for the following year will apply.

Please note in determining the Class of member only turnover (or revenue) from rail related activities is considered. Turnover from other industry sectors is not relevant and should be ignored for the purposes of RISSB membership.

RISSB Membership fees

Rail Turnover PA Funding Class
>$750M 1
$250 – $750M 2
$100 – $250M 3
$50 – $100M A
$20 – $50M B
$5 – $20M C
$1 – $5M D
<$1M E

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The fees for each class of membership are determined by the Board annually and are payable on a financial year basis.</span></p> <p>For Members who join between 1 October and 31 March a pro rata fee will apply. For Members who join after 1 April there will be no fee for the current year but the fee for the following financial year will apply. Membership fees are not refundable.</p> <p>Please note in determining the Class of membership only turnover (or revenue) from Australian or New Zealand rail related activities is taken into consideration. Please contact RISSB’s Company Secretary, Kirk Alber, via email <a href="mailto:kalber@rissb.com.au">kalber@rissb.com.au</a> for information about the fees currently payable for your organisation based on your annual rail turnover and activities.</p> <p>In accordance with Clause 4.1(b) of the Constitution each Member will, whenever requested, provide such information as is reasonably required by RISSB in order to calculate the Member’s annual subscription fee.</p>

Please review the Associate Membership criteria to confirm your organization's elegibility
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FAQs

  • I'd like to become a member, what do I have to do?
  • Is my organisation eligible for membership?
  • What is the membership structure?
  • I have some questions about the membership application process and applicable fees. Who can I talk to about joining RISSB?

I'd like to become a member, what do I have to do?

Complete the online ‘Membership Application Form’ at: https://www.rissb.com.au/membership/application-form/ and submit it to RISSB.

The Company Secretary will review your application and make a recommendation to the CEO concerning the class of membership applicable. This process normally takes a few days but we treat all applications with high priority.

Is my organisation eligible for membership?

You will be eligible to be a Full Member of the Company if membership is for:
(a) an accredited rail transport operator (either as a rail infrastructure manager or a rolling stock operator or both), whether within Australia or overseas
(b) a government agency or organisation that controls the management of rail networks by a rail transport operator
(c) a contractor or supplier supplying services or equipment to the Industry
(d) an association with a key focus on the Industry.

What is the membership structure?

RISSB membership comprises both Full Members and Associate Members. Full Members are split into 8 classes which are primarily related to each Member’s annual turnover from Australian or New Zealand rail related activities and enjoy all the benefits of RISSB membership.

We also offer Associate membership for individuals; small contractors with three or less staff and turnover of less than $1M per annum; higher education institutions or registered training organisations; and tourism and/or heritage organisations also with turnover of less than $1M. Associate Members, however, are not eligible to vote at any General Meeting or elect or appoint a Director to the Board.

For further information on the rights and obligations of RISSB membership please refer to the RISSB Constitution.

The fees for each class of membership are determined by the Board annually and are payable on a financial year basis.

I have some questions about the membership application process and applicable fees. Who can I talk to about joining RISSB?

For a confidential discussion about membership and applicable fees, please call 07 3724 0000 or contact our Company Secretary Kirk Alber via email at: kalber@rissb.com.au

Important Notice

All members are reminded that they have access to a copy of RISSB products but must not distribute, copy or allow any third party (including any members of the Member) to have access to those products unless RISSB provides its express written permission.