Approval of Dangerous Goods Packaging Designs - New South Wales


You may need this approval to design packaging to be used for transporting dangerous goods on road or rail. You will only need 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.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for approval, your application must:

  • provide the information required under the relevant code
  • comply with any additional provisions outlined by the Authority.




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Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $124.00

Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

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

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Regulation 2022 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Customer Service

SafeWork NSW

Contact details

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