Dangerous goods laws

Dangerous goods are substances that have the potential to cause immediate harm to people, property and the environment due to their explosive, corrosive, toxic, oxidising or flammable nature.

The dangerous goods legislation in the Northern Territory covers explosives (including fireworks) and fuel gas (including autogas). The legislation sets out the requirements and allowances for licensing, packaging, storage, transportation and use of these two types of dangerous goods.

The legislation is:

If you are transporting other dangerous goods then view the transportation of dangerous goods page.

If you are dealing with hazardous chemicals then view the hazardous chemicals page.

If you are storing large amounts of dangerous goods, you may be assessed as a major hazard facility.