Approval of Dangerous Goods Packaging Designs - Victoria


You will require this approval if you intend to design or manufacture packaging used for the transport of dangerous goods. There are many different types of packaging that can be used, for example:

  • portable tanks
  • pressure receptacles
  • barrels
  • cans
  • composite packaging.

The application may be made by any person or business in Victoria, including the designer, manufacturer or user of the packaging. A range of substances and goods are classified as dangerous goods, including explosives and combustible liquids.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, you must

  • ensure your design complies with Part 6 of the Australian Dangerous Goods Code, satisfying all the relevant testing and inspection requirements
  • supply a copy of NATA or a equivalent test certificate or report
  • applicant details including location of manufacturer and import premises
  • photographs or detailed technical drawings of the packaging.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $274.15

Fees for 2022-23

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Act 1985 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods (Transport by Road or Rail) Regulations 2018 Victoria

Additional information

Please note that dangerous goods packed in limited quantities may not need an approval. If this applies to you, contact the Authority.

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance

WorkSafe Victoria

Contact details

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