Who Are We?

The Office of Transport Safety Investigations (OTSI) is an independent statutory body as prescribed in the NSW Transport Administration Act 1988. OTSI’s activities are also governed by the NSW Passenger Transport Act 1990.

OTSI is headed by the Chief Investigator who is appointed by the Governor of NSW, on the recommendation of the NSW Minister for Transport. The Chief Investigator reports directly to the NSW Minister for Transport. While OTSI works in collaboration with the NSW Government transport cluster, it is not a division of Transport for NSW.

The OTSI team has expertise in the rail, maritime, road and aviation transport industries. OTSI investigators have significant operational experience in the specifics of NSW operations, equipment, infrastructure and waterways. Additionally, many have prior regulatory experience and tertiary qualifications in accident investigation. 

OTSI maintains a 24/7 on-call capability at 1-800-677-766 of two investigators ready to deploy anywhere in NSW.