FAQ's


The NLXP provides online access to Australian level crossing safety data to approved users.

It comprises a series of predefined interactive reports of the data in detail or aggregate form (depending on the user’s role). The NLXP also enables users to download that data should they wish to perform further analysis.

The NLXP combines level crossing occurrence data reported to the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) with an agreed subset of data from the Australian Level Crossing Assessment Model (ALCAM) Level Crossing Management System (LXM). Data from ALCAM LXM includes level crossing characteristics data and risk assessment data.

The breadth and depth of data available to different users of the NLXP depends on the user group they represent. For a full list of data available by user group, refer to NLXP - Access Levels and Data Attributes.

A list of RIMs with crossings in scope of the NLXP is provided in Table 1 of NLXP - Operator Reference Groups. RIMs not listed in this table will not be able to access the RIM report within the NLXP.

Representatives of RIMs that manage level crossings but are not listed in the table should contact support@nlxp.com.au if they would like access to the NLXP.

The two sources of data contained in the NLXP are updated as follows:

  • Occurrence data: updated nightly with validated occurrences added to the NLXP
  • ALCAM data: extracts from the ALCAM LXM database will be generated and uploaded to the NLXP on a monthly basis.

To register your interest in accessing the NLXP, click on the “Register” button to access the request form.

You will need to provide:

  • Your email address – you should provide your corporate email address, not a personal one
  • Your company name
  • The report type(s) that you seek access for
  • Whether you are already licenced for PowerBI Pro

Access is not automatically approved; upon receipt of an access request, ONRSR will liaise with the nominated contact for your organisation to finalise your request. This will include providing you with a PowerBI Pro licence, if required.

The NLXP provides three levels of access to data - full, limited and aggregate – tailored to pre-determined user groups (Rail Transport Operators, Associations, Level Crossing Committees). Further details on on permissions is recorded in NLXP - Access Levels and Data Attributes.

Access to the data is provided for approved purposes as detailed in the NLXP terms and conditions.

Yes - RIM, RSO and Level Crossing Committee users can all benchmark safety performance to varying degrees within the NLXP.

To enable benchmarking functionality for RIM and RSO users, Rail Transport Operators (RTOs) are grouped with other RTOs that manage similar networks or conduct similar rail operations. For details on RTO grouping, refer to NLXP – Operator Reference Groups . Further information is also available in the Scope, Methods and Explanatory Notes section of the website.

The NLXP was developed by ONRSR on behalf of the National Level Crossing Safety Committee (NLCSC). ONRSR continues to host the NLXP and provides ongoing IT and administrative support.

ONRSR will have limited and aggregate level access for regulatory purposes. While a limited number of ONRSR staff will have full access to the NLXP to provide system support and administration, this access will not be used for regulatory purposes.

The NLXP contains over 20,000 thousand crossings, which represents the overwhelming majority of level crossings across Australia. However, level crossings that meet the following conditions are currently outside the scope of the NLXP:

  • Level crossings in ALCAM LXM with a rail and road/path status of ’proposed’
  • Level crossings in ALCAM LXM managed by RIMs that have not provided permission for their data to be used
  • Level crossings that are not recorded in ALCAM LXM, unless similar information has been provided to ONRSR directly from the relevant RIMs

Refer to scope, methods and explanatory notes for further information.

Occurrences that are reported to take place at level crossings outside the scope of the NLXP are excluded from the NLXP. Given the overwhelming majority of level crossings across Australia are within scope of the NLXP, only 3% of occurrences are excluded.

Refer to scope, methods and explanatory notes for further information.

Any future extension to include additional data and enhancement to the NLXP will be considered by the NLCSC.

Feedback on the NLXP can be provided by emailing support@nlxp.com.au or simply use the help widget located in the bottom right hand corner to provide feedback or to request assistance.

This is only applicable if you were required to provide a password on first login.

If you have forgotten your password, when clicking the Reports button you are taken to the Reports login screen, which includes a Forgotten Password link – simply follow the prompts.