Australian Code for the Transport of Explosives by Road and Rail (AEC) - Victoria


You will need to comply with this code if you intend to sell, store, manufacture or transport explosives. This code sets out technical requirements and guidelines for the transport of explosives by road and rail, as well as requirements for the packaging of explosives.

The holder of a licence to transport explosives must ensure that any person engaged or employed to transport explosives is trained in the requirements set out in this code.

A manufacturer of explosives has a responsibility to ensure that explosives are packaged and marked according to the requirements in Chapters 3, 5 and 8 of the Code.

This code is amended from time to time, and you will be required to comply with the latest version.

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

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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