RISSB Rail Safety Conference 2024

The 24th Annual RISSB Rail Safety Conference brings together hundreds of rail transport operators, engineers, project managers, investigators, safety professionals and senior industry executives, each year. All with a deep interest in maintaining Australia’s reputation as having one of the safest rail networks in the world. 

Dates: 30 April – 1 May 2024. 

Location: Grand Hyatt, Melbourne 

Tickets: Book your tickets now 

* RISSB members receive a 20% discount on their conference tickets. Further discounts are also available for group bookings, for more information please email enquiries@informa.com.au 

Program and speakers: Download the conference brochure  

With $155 billion in rail infrastructure investment planned over the next 15 years, prioritising safety is vital for productivity and sustainability. Our co-regulatory environment has paved the way for improving efficiency and advancing optimisation.  

This unprecedented pace of transformation for the industry, is the vision for this year’s conference theme: 

Australia’s Co-Regulatory Model: Don’t Throw out the Baby with the Bathwater 

Key themes to be addressed during the conference include: 

Australia’s rail safety regulatory environment 

  • What role does regulation play in your planning and operations? Does co-regulation help or hinder interoperability and harmonization? 
  • Experiences and learnings from the current regulatory environment. 

 Lessons learnt from best practices in safety leadership 

  • Share how you are driving continuous improvements for a safe, efficient and digitally enabled future. 
  • Collaboration in project management and contractor safety. 

 Practical solutions from the latest innovation and technology 

  • Discuss your research, advances, trials and learnings for a safer, smarter rail future. 
  • Evidence of co-regulation in facilitating innovation. 

Join us at the only rail safety conference in Australia, where you can leverage the collective insights of our esteemed industry experts. The conference will feature keynote speeches from Senator the Hon Carol Brown, Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Dr Natalie Pelham, Chief Executive at the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR), and Carolyn Walsh, the Chair of the National Transport Commission (NTC). 

RISSB’s CEO, Damien White, will also be discussing the vision for this year’s conference theme, exploring the opportunities during this transformational environment, and how industry can get involved.  

Click here to find out more information and to book your tickets. 

2024 RISSB Rail Safety Awards Dinner 

Once again, this year’s conference will also feature the 2024 RISSB Rail Safety Awards Dinner. The awards are open to any individual working in the rail industry and organisation operating in or affiliated with rail in Australia and New Zealand. Entering the RISSB Rail Safety Awards provides the chance to recognise the contribution of you and your team to the rail industry.  

Click here to find out more about the RISSB Rail Safety Awards. 

 For more information about sponsorship/ exhibition enquiries, you can request the prospectus by reaching out to Informa at sarah.ingram@informa.com