Approval to Use an Overpack to Transport Dangerous Goods - New South Wales


You may require this approval if you intend to transport dangerous goods by preparing and using an overpack. Please be aware that you will only require 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.

Overpack means packaging (other than large packaging) used to hold and consolidate packages of goods into a single unit for easier handling and stowage (e.g. a pallet designed to hold packages or a box or crate into which packages are placed). Please be aware that your approval may be subject to conditions in relation to the use of the overpack necessary for the safe use for transporting dangerous goods.

Please consult the Contact Officers for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible your application must:

  • be in writing
  • provide the information required under the relevant code.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.


Other resources

Act(s) name

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

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Regulation 2014 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

NSW Environment Protection Authority

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries, Chemicals and Radiation Licensing Unit

NSW Environment Protection Authority

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

New South Wales
Mailing address: PO BOX A290
Sydney South, New South Wales 1235
Phone: 02 9995 5555
Phone: 13 15 55
Fax: 02 9995 6603
Website: NSW Environment Protection Authority (Opens in new window)