Dangerous goods (DGs) are items or substances that when transported by sea and air are a risk to health, safety, property or the environment.

A cargo consignor is obligated to declare any cargo items containing Dangerous Goods. Cargo containing DGs must be consigned in Econ, separately to cargo that does not contain Dangerous Goods.

DGs are also known as restricted articles, hazardous materials and dangerous cargo.

Dangerous Goods can include everyday items such as:

  • toiletries
  • aerosols
  • tools
  • lithium batteries
  • perfume.

They also include obvious things such as:

  • explosives
  • radioactive materials
  • flammable liquids
  • dangerous or volatile chemicals
  • strong acids
  • compressed gases
  • poisons and aerosols.

Follow the links below for pre delivery requirements of Dangerous Goods to the Australian Antarctic Division.