International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code - Australian Government

Service summary

You must comply with this code if you intend to operate a vessel in Australian territorial waters.

The International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code is a uniform international code for the transport of dangerous goods or hazardous materials by sea.The code sets:

  • Basic principles;
  • Recommendations for individual substances;
  • Guidelines for materials and articles; and
  • Recommendations for good operation practice, including advice on terminology, packing, labelling, stowage, segregation and handling, and emergency response action.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

 Resources
Comply

International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Ship Safety Division

Act(s) name

Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Marine Order 94 (Marine Pollution Prevention - Packaged Harmful Substances) 2014 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Ship Safety Division


Operating address:
82 Northbourne Avenue
Braddon
Australian Capital Territory 2612
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 2181
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

02 62795000

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