In Tasmania, the transport of dangerous goods is regulated through the Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Act 2010 and the Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Regulations 2010. The Act and Regulations refer to the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG Code), which sets out the operational and technical requirements in the management of dangerous goods transportation. It is important that the Tasmanian laws and the ADG Code are read together, as these set out your responsibilities and obligations for the transport of dangerous goods.

As a part of these obligations, drivers and vehicles must be licenced by WorkSafe Tasmania if they transport dangerous goods, where the capacity of containers transported by road:

  • exceed 500 litres or kilograms for a container
  • exceed 3000 litres for a single IBC (Intermediate Bulk Container) or total capacity of IBCs, not filled or emptied on the vehicle
  • are a Risk Category 3 load for Class 1 (explosives)