Review of incident reporting requirements

Review completed
Start Date
Oct 2018
End Date
Dec 2018

IPART is reviewing the requirements for incident reporting.


The data collected from incident reporting will be used to monitor the safety and reliability of networks and the effectiveness of network operators’ safety management systems.


All licensed electricity network operators are required to comply with IPART’s Incident Reporting Manual as a condition of their operating licence.  These licensed operators are:

  • Ausgrid
  • Endeavour Energy
  • Essential Energy, and
  • TransGrid.

In addition, the following electricity network operators are required to report Serious Electricity Works Accidents that occur on their networks in NSW. Further, IPART expects these network operators to comply with the incident reporting requirements outlined in the Incident Reporting Manual:

  • ActewAGL Distribution (ACT)
  • Ausnet Services (Victoria)
  • Directlink
  • Energy Queensland (Queensland)
  • Lord Howe Island Board
  • Metro Trains Sydney
  • PowerCor (Victoria), and
  • Sydney Trains.

The Draft Incident Reporting Manual is available for comment by network operators and the public.


What Next

Submissions are due to IPART on the Draft Incident Reporting Manual by 20 November 2018, with the finalised Incident Reporting Manual to be released in November 2018.  The new Incident Reporting Manual will apply from 1 January 2019.

Key Contact
Peter Cole
(02) 9019 1934
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