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Dangerous goods are substances that are corrosive, flammable, explosive, spontaneously combustible, toxic, oxidising or water-reactive. Petrol, LPG, paints, pesticides and acids are examples of commonly used dangerous goods. The Dangerous Goods Act 1985 sets out the general duties for the manufacture, storage, transport, transfer, sale and use of dangerous goods and the import of explosives into Victoria.

July 1, 2015 - This fact sheet informs employers and employees that a new version of the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road or Rail (ADG 7.3) is now available, replacing edition 7.

September 1, 2015 - This fact sheet explains changes to the Dangerous Goods (Transport by Road or Rail) Regulations 2008 which came into affect on 1 September 2015. If you are involved in the transport of substances classified as ‘dangerous goods’ under Victorian laws, this fact sheet will explain where you may need to review update some of your work practices