The Australian Rail Track Corporation Ltd (ARTC) was created after the Australian and State governments agreed in 1997 to the formation of a 'one stop' shop for all operators seeking access to the National interstate rail network. ARTC currently has responsibility for the management of 4430 route kilometres of standard gauge interstate track, mainly in South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia.
The Australian Government is investing $26.7 billion on road and rail infrastructure through the Nation Building Program.The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government is delivering this investment through a range of road and rail programs and projects across the National Land Transport Network.
The Australilan Transport Safety Bureau conducts rail safety investigations on the Defined Interstate Rail Network. The investigation role is linked to the ATSB's objective of safe transport, focuses on national outcomes, and is independent of industry and Governments' regulatory role.