Australian Standard AS 3846-2005 The Handling and Transport of Dangerous Cargoes in Port Areas - Victoria


You will be required to comply with this standard if you intend to pilot a ship with explosives on board. Port managers who operate berths where explosives are unloaded may also be required to comply.

This standard sets out requirements and recommendations for the safe entry, presence, handling and transport of dangerous cargoes in port areas, including facilities, berths and operations. The regulations require the master of the vessel transporting the dangerous goods and the port master where the dangerous goods will be loaded or unloaded to comply with the strictures of this Australian Standard.

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 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods (Explosives) Regulations 2011 Victoria

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: 1 Malop Street
Geelong, Victoria 3220
Mailing address: GPO BOX 4293
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Website: WorkSafe Victoria (Opens in new window)