International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code - South Australia


The IMDG Code has become the standard guide to all aspects of handling dangerous goods and marine pollutants in sea transport. It is intended to provide for the safe transportation of hazardous materials by vessel and to prevent marine pollution. The Code is based on the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods but also includes additional requirements applicable to the transport of hazardous materials by sea (e.g. requirements for marine pollutants, freight containers, stowage and segregation as well other requirements applicable to shipboard safety and preservation of the marine environment) that are not covered by the UN Recommendations.

Service type


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

Act(s) name

Explosives Act 1936 SA

Occupational Health, Safety & Welfare Act 1986 SA

Protection of Marine Waters (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1987 SA

Regulation(s) name

Explosives Regulations 2011 SA (Opens in new window)

Occupational Health, Safety & Welfare Regulations 2010 SA

Protection of Marine Waters (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Regulations 2001 SA

Administering agency

International Maritime Organisation

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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