International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code - South Australia

Service summary

The IMDG Code has become the standard guide to all aspects of handling dangerous goods and marine pollutants in sea transport. It is intended to provide for the safe transportation of hazardous materials by vessel and to prevent marine pollution. The Code is based on the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods but also includes additional requirements applicable to the transport of hazardous materials by sea (e.g. requirements for marine pollutants, freight containers, stowage and segregation as well other requirements applicable to shipboard safety and preservation of the marine environment) that are not covered by the UN Recommendations.

Service type


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

Administering agency

International Maritime Organisation

Act(s) name

Occupational Health, Safety & Welfare Act 1986 (South Australia)

Explosives Act 1936 (South Australia)

Protection of Marine Waters (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1987 (South Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Occupational Health, Safety & Welfare Regulations 2010 (South Australia)

Protection of Marine Waters (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Regulations 2001 (South Australia)

Explosives Regulations 2011 (South Australia)

Contact details


Operating address:
Level 4, World Park A
33 Richmond Road
Keswick SA 5035
Mailing address:
GPO Box 465
Adelaide SA 5001

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