Road and rail laws for dangerous goods
The Australian Dangerous Goods Code provides the national standards and requirements for transporting dangerous goods by both road and rail.
Queensland's dangerous goods laws
The code should be read in combination with Queensland's state laws, which have adopted many standards of the code.
Queensland's road and rail transport laws regulate the transportation of dangerous goods.
Road transport laws
- Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995
- Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Dangerous Goods) Regulation 2018
Rail transport laws
- Transport Infrastructure Act 1994
Chapter 14 - Transporting dangerous goods by rail
- Transport Infrastructure (Dangerous Goods by Rail) Regulation 2018
National exemptions, approvals or administrative determinations
The Competent Authorities Panel (CAP) considers submissions requesting national exemptions, determinations and classifications that may operate differently to the current edition of the Australian Dangerous Goods Code.
In Queensland, submissions to the CAP must first be considered by the Department of Transport and Main Roads to ensure that the matter is of national effect and the submission is complete and in accordance with the regulations.
Download and complete the CAP submissions pro-forma and send to the Department of Transport and Main Roads with supporting information such as diagrams, photographic material and other technical information.
Find out more
Transporting by road
For more information on the laws for transporting dangerous goods by road, you can contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads by:
- emailing email@example.com
- writing to the
Industry and Operator Authorisation Unit
Department of Transport and Main Roads
PO Box 673
FORTITUDE VALLEY QLD 4006
Transporting by rail
For more information on the laws for transporting dangerous goods by rail, you can contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads by:
- emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- writing to the
Rail Safety Policy Unit
GPO Box 2595
BRISBANE QLD 4001
Transporting dangerous cargo by water
Find port procedure manuals for information about transporting dangerous cargo in Queensland waters.
Contact an interstate competent authority for information on dangerous goods regulations, licensing and classifications outside of Queensland.