Approval of Dangerous Goods Packaging Designs - Victoria

Description

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

Licence

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

Exemptions

You may be able to apply for an exemption. Contact the Authority for further information.

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.

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

Duration

As specified on the approval.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $259.10

Application (fee 2018-2019).

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

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

The Manager, Dangerous Goods Unit

WorkSafe Victoria

Department of Treasury and Finance

Operating address: 1 Malop Street
Geelong, Victoria 3220
Mailing address: GPO BOX 4293
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Toll Free: 1800 136 089
Phone: 03 9641 1555
Email: info@worksafe.vic.gov.au
Website: WorkSafe Victoria (Opens in new window)