Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail Legislation Status
From 1 January 2016 the ADG Code Edition 7.4 will be optional (provided compliance is demonstrated with previous edition 7.3), and compliance with the ADG7.4 is compulsory from 1 January 2017. The associated dangerous goods transport legislation comes into force when it is enacted in the relevant parliament.
Each state and territory implements the updated ADG Code and associated updates to their dangerous goods transport regulations separately. This table highlights the expected and actual implementation dates of the ADG Code Edition 7.4 and the associated legislation changes. The table also includes a hyperlink to each state and territory's dangerous goods transport act and regulations. Businesses must comply with their state / territory specific act and regulations and the ADG Code.