Queensland Rail 2016 access undertaking

Queensland Rail’s 2016 access undertaking sets out the terms and conditions under which Queensland Rail provides access to its rail infrastructure. It also outlines the process required for an access seeker to negotiate access to the infrastructure, and how any disputes in relation to access are to be resolved.

Queensland Rail’s 2016 access undertaking came into effect on 11 October 2016 and terminates on 30 June 2020. The undertaking is subject to amendment through a draft amending access undertaking (DAAU) process under the QCA Act.

The most recent 2016 access undertaking is based on the approvals listed below.

Date approved Approved undertaking and DAAUs
11 October 2016 2015 DAU (amended), which became the 2016 AU
19 December 2019 Amended by the Reference Train Service DAAU

Queensland Rail 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.

DAAU Status
Reference Train Service DAAU Approved on 19 December 2019

We monitor Queensland Rail’s ongoing compliance with its 2016 access undertaking.

Queensland Rail is obliged by its undertaking to seek approval of certain matters from us (e.g. capital expenditure and reference tariff variations).

We also assess ad hoc requests from Queensland Rail for approval of matters required by the undertaking.

Compliance activities
Capital expenditure claim
Capital expenditure preapproval
Reference tariff adjustments
Adjustment charge 
QCA levy