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.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

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 approval, the design must comply with Part 6 of the Australian Dangerous Goods Code, including satisfying all the relevant testing and inspection requirements.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As specified on the approval.


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Task Type Business Structure Description
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No fees are required.

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Act 1985 VIC

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods (Transport by Road or Rail) Regulations 2008 VIC

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance

WorkSafe Victoria

Contact details

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The Manager, Dangerous Goods Unit

WorkSafe Victoria

Department of Treasury and Finance

Operating address: 222 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address: PO BOX 4293
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 03 9641 1555
Other: 1800 136 089
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