Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail Legislation Status

Each state and territory implements the updated Australian Dangerous Goods Code and associated updates to their dangerous goods transport regulations separately. The table below 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.

State / TerritoryActRegulation
Australian Commonwealth Territory Dangerous Goods (Road Transport) Act 2009  Dangerous Goods (Road Transport) Regulations 2010
New South Wales Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Act 2008 Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Regulation 2014
Northern Territory Transport of Dangerous Goods By Road and Rail (National Uniform Legislation) Act Transport of Dangerous Goods By Road and Rail (National Uniform Legislation) Regulations
Queensland (road) Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 Transport Operations (Road Use Management-Dangerous Goods) Regulation 2008
Queensland (rail) Transport Infrastructure Act 1994 Transport Infrastructure (Dangerous Goods by Rail) Regulation 2008
South Australia Dangerous Substances Act 1979 Dangerous Substances (Dangerous Goods Transport) Regulations 2008
Tasmania Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Act 2010 Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Regulations 2010
Victoria Dangerous Goods Act 1985 PDF: 733 KB ReadSpeaker Dangerous Goods (Transport by Road or Rail) Regulations 2008 PDF: 668 KB ReadSpeaker
Western Australia Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 Dangerous Goods Safety Regulations