Safely transporting dangerous goods: Glovebox guide for drivers

A guide to keep in your vehicle when handling, storing and transporting placard loads of dangerous goods.


What it contains

Dangerous goods can cause injury and death and seriously damage property and the environment.

This guide is for people who handle, store and transport placard loads of dangerous goods. It has been designed to keep in your vehicle for ready reference. It will help you to:

  • quickly recognise common dangerous goods, their properties and dangers
  • learn where dangerous goods are prohibited from travelling in Victoria, and
  • understand basic emergency advice in case of an incident

For detailed information on transport requirements, refer to the current edition of the Australian Dangerous Goods (ADG) Code, available from