Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road & Rail (known as the ADG Code) - South Australia


This Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road & Rail is referenced in the legislation as the ADG Code. The current code is the 7th edition.
The ADG Code sets out technical requirements and guidelines for the transport of dangerous goods by road and rail and is adopted under all State and Territory legislation implementing the Road Transport Reform (Dangerous Goods) Regulations 1997 (Cwlth). Many of the requirements for transporting dangerous goods are performance based rather than explicitly fixed by regulation. Thus, a person who can demonstrate an equivalent or better way of safely transporting a commodity than is required in the Regulations may seek approval to do so.

Service type


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

Act(s) name

Dangerous Substances Act 1979 South Australia

Work Health and Safety Act 2012 South Australia

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Substances (Dangerous Goods Transport) Regulations 2008 South Australia

Administering agency

CWLTH Department for Health and Ageing

Contact details

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Operating address: Level 4, World Park A
33 Richmond Road
Keswick SA 5035
Mailing address: GPO Box 465
Adelaide SA 5001
Toll Free: 1300365255
Phone: 0883030400
Fax: 0882049200
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