What it contains

Governments across Australia have agreed to better control SSAN, or mixtures containing more than 45% ammonium nitrate, to reduce the risk of terrorists accessing SSAN. This document outlines changes to dangerous goods regulations to ban the misuse of SSAN. It explains:

  • what has changed
  • why it has changed
  • the new system for agricultural, transport and retail sectors
  • how changes will be enforced
  • how to get a licence

Please note the Dangerous Goods (Storage and Handling) Amendment (Notification) Regulations 2021 came into effect on 1 July 2021 (Amended Notification Regulations).

This information has not yet been updated to reflect the changes introduced by the Amended Notification Regulations. Complying with the guidance after 1 July 2021 may not necessarily mean compliance with a duty under the Amended Notification Regulations. Information on the Dangerous Goods Act 1985 and associated regulations can be found on