Victoria’s new Dangerous Goods (Transport by Road or Rail) Regulations

Victoria’s Dangerous Goods (Transport by Road or Rail) Regulations 2018 (DG TRR Regulations) commence on 25 October 2018.

Published: 10 October 2018

What has changed?

The new DG TRR Regulations are mainly the same but they do reflect changes that have been made nationally for the transport of dangerous goods.

The changes maintain Victoria’s already high safety standards and continue to align with national and international standards for the transport of dangerous goods.

They also deliver significant savings to Victorian businesses by reducing regulatory burden for the transport of lower risk dangerous goods by removing duplicate compliance requirements for explosive component transport.

The changes affect those that:

  • hold or require a dangerous goods vehicle or driver's licence
  • transport empty dangerous goods packaging
  • transport dangerous goods in limited quantities
  • transport constituents of a bulk ammonium nitrate-based explosives to manufacturing sites
  • transport cylinders
  • are involved in packaging design (both bulk tanker and non-bulk tanker)
  • want to seek an exemption or administrative determination or approval

Information to support you

WorkSafe has prepared information and resources below to help you identify what to do, if anything, when the changes commence on 25 October 2018.

For further information, contact our advisory service between 8.30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, on 1800 136 089, or email [email protected].