The Independent Transport Safety Regulator (ITSR) is an independent statutory authority of the NSW Government.
ITSR’s principal objective is to facilitate the safe operation of railway operations in NSW.
On 20 January 2013, ITSR began operating the NSW Branch of the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) under a service level agreement.
ITSR undertakes a range of regulatory activities on behalf of the ONRSR including safety audits, compliance inspections and investigations, and promoting safety as a fundamental objective in the delivery of railway operations.
ITSR remains responsible for reviewing and evaluating matters relating to the safe operation of railway operations and advising or making recommendations to the NSW Minister for Transport as appropriate. Where feasible, these responsibilities will be exercised in consultation with the ONRSR.