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Dangerous goods

Overview

Dangerous goods are classified as substances and articles that pose an extreme risk to people, property and the environment because of their chemical or physical properties.

The Port Authority of New South Wales is responsible for controlling the conditions under which dangerous goods are handled or kept in defined port operational areas.

The current regulation governing dangerous goods in ports is Part 11 ‘Special requirements relating to ports’ of the repealed Dangerous Goods (General) Regulation 1999.

Transport for NSW ensures the Authority carries out its responsibilities in relation to the management of dangerous goods in ports, under the terms of its Port Safety Operating Licence (PSOL).

Find out more: Port Authority of New South Wales.