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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

Rail transport laws

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.

Email dgu@tmr.qld.gov.au or read the CAP guide for applicants for more 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 dgu@tmr.qld.gov.au
  • 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:

Transporting dangerous cargo by water

Find port procedure manuals for information about transporting dangerous cargo in Queensland waters.

Interstate contacts

Contact an interstate competent authority for information on dangerous goods regulations, licensing and classifications outside of Queensland.

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