Australian Dangerous Goods Code maintenance 2023

Every Australian has a responsibility to do what they can to keep our roads and other transport networks safe. This principle is especially important for those who are part of the supply chain that transports dangerous goods. 

The Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road & Rail (ADG Code) is an important technical resource to help Australia's transport and logistics industry to operate safely when carrying dangerous goods by setting out the requirements.

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Every two years we update the ADG Code to align with international best practice and to meet changing user needs in Australia.

The draft Edition 7.9 of the ADG Code is now available for public review. The draft aligns with Revision 23 of the United Nations (UN) Model Regulations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and incorporates changes adopted by the UN along with other Australian-specific changes. The draft also incorporates minor changes to correct formatting and typographical errors. 

Download the draft ADG Code edition 7.9 - Volume I

Download the draft ADG Code edition 7.9 - Volume II

Note: we have include track changes in above documents to highlight what has been changed from edition 7.8.

For an overview of these changes and their reasoning, read the overview document.

How to participate

Review the draft Edition 7.9 and the overview and let us know if: 

  • You see any typographical or factual issues
  • you would like clarification on any of the changes.

Please provide your comments by Thursday 25 January 2024.

Review of the ADG Code

We are continuing work on the comprehensive review of the Australian Dangerous Goods Code including consulting with industry and the community based on a series of expert discussion papers. Until the new code is developed, version 7.9 is the most current version of the code.