Approval of Dangerous Goods Packaging Designs - New South Wales

Service summary

You may require this approval if you intend to design packaging to be used for transporting dangerous goods on road or rail. Please be aware that you will only require this approval if your activity does not comply with the relevant code.

Dangerous goods are substances or articles that present an immediate hazard to people, property or the environment. This includes explosives, gases, flammable liquids and radioactive substances. All dangerous goods need to be packaged in accordance with the relevant code. Any packaging that is required to undergo performance tests under the relevant code will require this approval of design.

Examples of packing that requires approval include:

  • portable tanks
  • tanks on tank vehicles
  • pressure receptacles
  • aerosol dispensers
  • bulk containers and drums
  • boxes
  • intermediate bulk containers (IBCs)
  • barrels
  • jerry cans
  • bags and composite packaging.

Please be aware that your approval may be subject to conditions relating to the construction, packing, use or maintenance of a packaging.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, your application must:

  • be in writing
  • provide the information required under the relevant code.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Fees

 TypeAmount
ApplyApplication$105.00
VaryVariation$105.00

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for Approval of Dangerous Goods Packaging Design - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
SafeWork NSW

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Act 2008 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Regulation 2014 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Licensing Enquiries
Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
SafeWork NSW


Operating address:
92 - 100 Donnison Street
Gosford, New South Wales 2250
Mailing address:
LOCKED BAG 2906
Lisarow, New South Wales 2250

Phone:

13 10 50
licensing@safework.nsw.gov.au

Website:

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