2017 Access Undertaking (UT5)

  • Approved Access Undertaking
  • Variations
  • Ongoing compliance

Aurizon Network's 2017 access undertaking came into effect on 21 February 2019. The undertaking is subject to amendment through a draft amending access undertaking (DAAU) process under the QCA Act.

The most recent 2017 access undertaking is based on the approvals listed below.


Date approved

Approved access undertaking and DAAUs

21 February 2019

2017 DAU (amended), which became the 2017 access undertaking

24 June 2019

Amended by the Reference Tariff Variation DAAU

18 July 2019

Amended by the 2019 Electric Traction DAAU


Aurizon Network's 2017 access undertaking and relevant standard agreements, as approved by the QCA, are found below.

2017 Access Undertaking

Standard Access Agreement

Standard Rail Connection Agreement

Standard Studies Funding Agreement

Standard Train Operations Deed

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Aurizon Network can seek to vary its approved access undertaking at any time by submitting a draft amending access undertaking (DAAU) to the QCA under the QCA Act.




Submissions due by Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Reference Tariff Variation DAAU

Approved on 24 June 2019

2019 Electric Traction DAAU

Approved on 18 July 2019

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We monitor Aurizon Network's ongoing compliance with its 2017 access undertaking.

Aurizon Network is obliged to undertake a number of activities in accordance with its undertaking, some of which require the QCA's approval (e.g. annual approval of capital expenditure, revenue cap adjustments and reference tariff variations).

The QCA also assesses ad hoc requests from Aurizon Network for approval of matters required by the undertaking.

Compliance activities


Capital expenditure claim


Regulatory Asset Base roll-forward



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