Segregation Design and Method Approval for Dangerous Goods - New South Wales


You may need this approval if you intend to design and / or use a method of segregation for transporting dangerous and incompatible goods by road. Please be aware that you may only require this approval if your activity does not comply with the relevant code. Segregation helps minimise the risk of incompatible substances reacting dangerously if they were to come into contract with each other. Such contact might be caused by a leak, spill or vehicle accident. Segregation is particularly important to prevent foodstuffs from being contaminated. An example of a segregation method requiring approval is a fixed locker attached to a vehicle.

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 this approval you must demonstrate to the Authority that:

  • it is impracticable to segregate the goods by a segregation device, or method of segregation approved under the code
  • the risk involved in using the method to transport the goods by road is not greater than the risk involved in using a device or method that complies with the code.


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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 Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

NSW Environment Protection Authority

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