Code of Practice for the Storage and Handling of Dangerous Goods - Victoria

Service summary

This code of practice provides practical guidance to manufacturers, suppliers and sellers of dangerous goods on their handling and storage. Dangerous goods are substances that may be corrosive, flammable, explosive, spontaneously combustible, toxic, oxidising, or water-reactive.

Compliance with this code of practice is not mandatory. However, in legal proceedings, failure to observe the code can be used as evidence that you did not comply with the regulations. If you have not complied with the code, it will be up to you to show that you have met the relevant legal requirement by an alternative method.

Please consult the responsible agency 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.

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance
WorkSafe Victoria

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Act 1985 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods (Storage and Handling) Regulations 2012 (Victoria)

Contact details

WorkSafe Advisory Service
Department of Treasury and Finance
WorkSafe Victoria


Phone:

03 9641 1444

Phone:

1800 136 089

Fax:

03 9641 1222
info@worksafe.vic.gov.au

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