The illegal stockpiling of dangerous toxic chemicals poses a threat to the whole community.
Targeted industrial site inspections
Targeted inspections of industrial sites by WorkSafe, EPA, fire agencies and Victoria Police have detected concerning amounts of liquid chemical waste stored within warehouses at several sites within metropolitan Melbourne and Victoria.
Chemical waste may have hazardous properties that make it a dangerous good
Dangerous goods can cause explosions or fires, serious injury, death, property damage and harm to the environment.
If you sense something doesn’t feel safe, call us
In many cases it can be difficult to know for sure if there is an illegal stockpile of dangerous toxic chemicals, there may be some clues, but if you are worried then it is best to call WorkSafe so we can investigate.
Anyone can call and your call can be anonymous.
WorkSafe Advisory Service
WorkSafe's advisory service is available between 7:30am and 6:30pm Monday to Friday. If you need more support, you can also contact WorkSafe using the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) or the National Relay Service.