Licence to Keep a Dangerous Substance - South Australia

Service summary

This licence is required for the keeping of flammable liquids of Class 2 LPG, Class 3 and dangerous substances of Class 6 & 8.

Class 6.1 poison (toxic) substances are those solids and liquids which present an immediate and serious hazard through ingestion, inhalation or skin absorption. Examples are agricultural chemicals (pesticides, herbicides), arsenic and its compounds and cyanide compounds.

Class 8 corrosive substances may be solid or liquid and will attack steel or aluminum or damage livery tissues (chemical burns on skin). Examples are sulphuric acid (battery acid), hydrochloric acid (spirits of salts for soldering) and sodium hydroxide (caustic soda, drain cleaner).

Service type


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




Various (see the information sheet).

Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club, American Expres, Bankcard, Cash, Cheque, Money Order.

Additional information

Site plan must be included if applying for new or additional storage.

Administering agency

Department of the Premier & Cabinet
SafeWork SA

Act(s) name

Dangerous Substances Act 1979 (South Australia)

Contact details

Snr Administration Officer

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

Toll Free:






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