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Transport of Dangerous Goods

The Australian states and territories have legislative responsibility for the road and rail transport of dangerous goods in Australia. The National Transport Commission maintains and updates the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail (the ADG Code) and its associated Model Law. The ADG Code is currently in its 7th edition.

The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (the Department) works with the states and territories, and the National Transport Commission, to promote best practice and internationally harmonised legislation for the land transport of dangerous goods in Australia. The Department provides policy advice on national and international dangerous goods matters, and provides secretariat support to the Competent Authorities Panel (CAP).

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Last Updated: 30 January, 2014