Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road & Rail

On 16 June 2014, the National Transport Commission (NTC) released Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road & Rail, Edition 7.3 (Code).

The Code has been updated to reflect the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods Model Regulations (17th edition), with amendments including:

  • clarifications to the description of a dangerous good;
  • the addition of new materials to the list of dangerous goods;
  • requirements for the minimum sizes of markings on large packages of dangerous goods; and
  • clarifications to the requirements on how and where transport documents should be kept on a vehicle transporting dangerous goods.