Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) - Victoria


You may be required to comply this standard if you manufacture or import substances for use in the workplace.

A manufacturer or importing supplier must determine if a substance is a hazardous substance prior to supplying it to a workplace. This standard or the Hazardous Substances Information System (HSIS) must be referred to in making this determination.

If you have determined that the substance is hazardous you must prepare a Material Safety Data Sheet for the substance. The hazard classification of the substance in the Material Safety Data Sheet must be determined according to the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) or the Hazardous Substances Information System.

You may choose to comply with either the Third, Fourth or Fifth revised edition of the GHS but not a combination of these editions.

Please contact 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 can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Task Resources
Comply Labelling of Hazardous Substances - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance

WorkSafe Victoria

Contact details

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WorkSafe Advisory Service

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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