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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.

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

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.

July 1, 2015 - Advice for applicants on licensing requirements when using blasting explosives

October 1, 2013 - Advice for retailers who fall within the definition of occupier and who sell dangerous goods in consumer packages.

August 27, 2013 - A form to be completed if you are required under the Dangerous Goods Regulation 2011 to notify WorkSafe if you intend to discharge fireworks.

June 1, 2013 - Details about notification requirements for occupiers storing and handling dangerous goods at their facilities or workplace.

June 1, 2013 - Advice about the storage and handling of dangerous goods for those persons or facilities who can be granted an exemption.

March 1, 2013 - A dangerous goods register of packaging approvals issued by WorkSafe Victoria.

March 1, 2013 - A dangerous goods register of bulk vehicle design approvals issued by WorkSafe Victoria.

December 1, 2012 - Details for workers of dangerous goods on reporting incidents that occur in the workplace which can cause serious injuries or death.