Dangerous goods

Dangerous goods are substances, mixtures or articles that, because of their physical, chemical (physicochemical) or acute toxicity properties, present an immediate hazard to people, property or the environment.

Types of substances that are classified as dangerous goods include:

  • explosives
  • flammable liquids and gases
  • corrosives
  • chemically reactive or acutely (highly) toxic substances.

They are divided into nine classes some of which are divided into divisions according to the nature of the hazard.

The criteria used to determine whether substances are classified as dangerous goods are contained in the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG code). The ADG code contains a list of substances classified as dangerous goods.

Bulletins
Chemical spray drift
Hazardous chemicals - personal protective equipment (PPE)
Hazardous chemicals placard and manifest quantities
Hazards of cutting empty drums
Safe use of generators in domestic situations
Storage of safety cartridges, propellant for firearms and distress signals
Forms
Abandonment of tank - notification form
Application for a dangerous goods drivers licence class 1 explosives
Application for a Dangerous Goods Drivers Licence Class 2 to 9
Application to deliver TLILIC0001 – Licence to transport dangerous goods by road
Authorisation to handle explosives - Application form
Authorisation to use, handle or store prohibited and restricted carcinogens - Application form
Certificate of approval to import or export explosives - Application form
Dangerous goods drivers licence - Medical assessment
Dangerous goods vehicle licence (class 2 to 9) - Application form
Explosives storage licence - Application form
Notice of arrival - Prescribed explosives
Notification of schedule 11 hazardous chemicals
Replacement individual licence (dangerous goods) application form
Transport explosives (category 3) vehicle licence - application form
Guides
Authorisation to use, handle or store prohibited or restricted carcinogens