International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code - Australian Government


You must comply with this Code if you operate a vessel that transports dangerous goods by sea.

The Code outlines principles and recommendations for substances, materials and articles. The code also provides advice on terminology, packing, labelling, container traffic, stowage, segregation and handling, and emergency response action.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Navigation Act 2012 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Marine Order 41 (Carriage of dangerous goods) 2017 Australian Government

Navigation Regulations 2013 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Ship Safety Division

Contact details

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