Compliance Overview

Compliance Framework
Compliance Driver Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Act 2008 (NSW)
Classification Level 3
Centrally managed, local area(s) requirement.
Associated Legislation None
Associated Standards None
Associated Codes None
Associated Information None
Return to Top Administrative Information
Administrative Body NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA)
Administrative Name Local Office
Administrative Address Physical Address
85 Faulkner Street
Armidale NSW
Australia, 2350
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 494
Armidale NSW
Australia, 2350
Administrative Phone 131 555
02 6773 7000
Administrative Email info@environment.nsw.gov.au
Administrative Website http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/dangerousgoods
Return to Top General Introduction
VC Compliance Delegate Jo Scanlan, Director Facilities Management Services
Compliance Coordinator Mark Creagan, FMS Governance & Compliance Coordinator
Business Units Impacted
  • Academic Quality Unit
  • Advancement, Communications, and Events Directorate
  • Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit
  • Audit and Risk Directorate
  • Australian Business Research Institute
  • Australian Sheep Industry CRC
  • Business Intelligence and Data Governance
  • Centre for Agriculture and Law
  • Centre for Applied Research in Social Science
  • Centre for Local Government
  • Collaborative Research Centres
  • Corporate Communications Unit
  • Corporate Planning and Analytics
  • CRC for Beef Genetic Technologies
  • English Language Centre
  • Facilities Management Service Directorate
  • Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law
  • Financial Performance and Analytical Services
  • Heritage Centre
  • Heritage Futures Research Centre
  • Human Resource Services Directorate
  • Information Technology Directorate
  • Institute for Rural Futures
  • Learning and Teaching Transformation
  • Legal Office
  • Office of the Chief Financial Officer
  • Office of the Chief Legal and Governance Officer
  • Office of the Chief Operating Officer
  • Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
  • Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Innovation)
  • Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (External Relations)
  • Office of the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • Office of the Vice-Chancellor and CEO
  • Oorala Aboriginal Centre
  • Records Management Office
  • Records, Policy and Governance Unit
  • Research Centres and Institutes
  • Research Services
  • Rural Properties
  • School of Education
  • School of Environmental and Rural Science
  • School of Health
  • School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • School of Law
  • School of Psychology
  • School of Rural Medicine
  • School of Science and Technology
  • Strategic Procurement
  • Student Grievance Unit
  • Student Success
  • The National Centre of Science, Information and Communication Technology, and Mathematics Education
  • UNE Business School
  • UNE Council
  • UNE Foundation charitable trust
  • UNE Foundation Limited
  • UNE International
  • UNE Life
  • UNE Marketing
  • UNE Medical Centre
  • UNE Partnerships Pty Ltd
  • UNE Residential System
  • UNE Sydney
  • University Library
  • University Secretariat
  • Yarm Gwanga
Overview Dangerous goods are substances and articles that pose an acute risk to people, property and the environment due to their chemical or physical properties. Dangerous goods are classified under the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG Code) and the United Nations Manual of Tests and Criteria (dangerous goods excludes explosives).

The Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Act 2008 (the Act) makes provision for safety in the transport of dangerous goods by road and rail as part of the system of nationally consistent road and rail transport laws, to ensure that dangerous goods are transported efficiently and safely to minimise impacts on people, property and the environment. The Act appoints both the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and WorkCover NSW as administrators of the legislation - the EPA regulates the on-road transport of dangerous goods, whilst WorkCover NSW regulates activities prior to transport. The transport of dangerous goods by rail is regulated by the Independent Transport Safety Regulator on behalf of the EPA.