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Wednesday, 31 October, 2018 - 11:30
Policy & legislation
New Dangerous Goods (Transport by Road or Rail) Regulations for Victoria commenced on 25 October 2018.
The new regulations are mainly the same but they do reflect changes that have been made nationally for the transport of dangerous goods.
The changes maintain Victoria’s already high safety standards and continue to align with national and international standards for the transport of dangerous goods, according to WorkSafe Victoria.
They also deliver significant savings to Victorian businesses by reducing regulatory burden for the transport of lower risk dangerous goods by removing duplicate compliance requirements for explosive component transport.
The changes affect those that:
hold or require a dangerous goods vehicle or driver’s licence
Transport empty dangerous goods packaging
Transport dangerous goods in limited quantities
Transport constituents of a bulk ammonium nitrate-based explosives to manufacturing sites
Are involved in packaging design (both bulk tanker and non-bulk tanker)
Want to seek an exemption or administrative determination or approval.