We are currently redeveloping this website. Check out our Beta website and be sure to leave some feedback!

Competent Authorities: regulation of the transport of dangerous goods

Responsibility for the transport of dangerous goods sits,

  • For air transport, with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA);
  • For sea transport, with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)
  • In relation to road and rail transport, individual state and territory governments.

Contact details of these organisations are below. Relevant legislative arrangements are available.

Competent Authority for Sea Transport

AUSTRALIAN MARITIME SAFETY AUTHORITY

Website: http://www.amsa.gov.au
Email: cargoca@amsa.gov.au
Telephone AMSA Connect: 1800 627 484 (+61 2 6279 5000)
Mail Address:
GPO Box 2181
Canberra City ACT 2601 Australia

Competent Authority for Air Transport

CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY AUTHORITY

Website: http://www.casa.gov.au/dg
Email: dg@casa.gov.au
Telephone +61 131 757
Mail Address:
GPO Box 2005
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

Competent Authorities for Road and Rail Transport

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Dangerous Substances Licensing

Email: DangerousSubstances@act.gov.au
Phone: 13 22 81 or (02) 6207 3000
Address:
WorkSafe ACT
GPO Box 158
Canberra City ACT 2601

NEW SOUTH WALES

(For premises-based activities such as packaging approvals, labelling and classification)

Website: SafeWork NSW
Email: contact@safework.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 13 10 50
Address:
Manager Hazardous Chemical Services
SafeWork NSW
Locked Bag 2906
LISAROW NSW 2252

(For all other matters)

Website: Environment Protection Authority
Email: environmental.solutionsCLR@epa.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 131 555
Address:
Manager
Hazardous Waste and Dangerous Goods
Environment Protection Authority
Locked Bag 5022
Parramatta NSW 2124

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Website: NT WorkSafe
Email: ntworksafe@nt.gov.au
Phone: 1800 019 115
Address:
Competent Authority
GPO Box 1722
DARWIN NT 0801

QUEENSLAND

Rail Transport

Website: Rail Safety Policy Unit
Email: railsafety@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone: 07 3066 2916
Address:
Manager (Safer Rail)
Land Transport Safety and Regulation
Department of Transport and Main Roads
GPO Box 2595
Brisbane Qld 4001

Road Transport

Website: Industry Accrediation and Licensing
Phone: 07 3066 2995
Email: dgu@tmr.qld.gov.au
Address:
Industry and Operator Authorisation Unit
Department of Transport and Main Roads
PO Box 673
FORTITUDE VALLEY QLD 4006

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Website: SafeWork SA
Email: chem.safework@sa.gov.au
Phone: 1300 365 255
Address:
Manager, Technical Services
SafeWork SA
Department of Treasury and Finance
GPO Box 465
ADELAIDE SA 5001

TASMANIA

Website: WorkSafe Tasmania
Email: wst.licensing@justice.tas.gov.au
Phone: 03 6166 4600 (interstate calls)
1300 366 322 (local calls)
Fax: 03 6233 8338
Address:
The Delegate of the Competent Authority
Department of Justice
WorkSafe Tasmania
PO Box 56
ROSNY PARK TAS 7018

VICTORIA

Website: Victorian Workcover Authority
Email: info@workcover.vic.gov.au
Phone: 03 9641 1551
Fax: 03 9641 1552
Address:
The Manager
Dangerous Goods Unit
Victorian Workcover Authority
1 Malop Street, GEELONG VIC 3220

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Email: dgsb@dmirs.wa.gov.au
Phone: 1300 136 237
Address:
Chief Dangerous Goods Officer
Resources Safety
Department of Mines, Industry Regulations and Safety
100 Plain Street
EAST PERTH WA 6004

Print

Last Updated: 26 March, 2021