Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail (ADG Code) - Victoria


You will be required to comply with this code if you intend to transport dangerous goods by road and rail. This code sets out mandatory technical requirements and guidelines for the land transport of dangerous goods. Dangerous goods are substances that may be corrosive, flammable, explosive, spontaneously combustible, toxic, oxidising, environmentally hazardous or water-reactive substances.

The legislation adopts this code as amended from time to time. Version 7.4 will only be valid until 28 February 2018.

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

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Act 1985 VIC

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods (Explosives) Regulations 2011 VIC

Dangerous Goods (Storage and Handling) Regulations 2012 VIC

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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WorkSafe Advisory Service

WorkSafe Victoria

Department of Treasury and Finance

Operating address: 222 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address: PO BOX 4293
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 1800 136 089
Phone: 03 9641 1444
Fax: 03 9641 1222
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