Dangerous goods sold online from e-commerce websites such as eBay
and Gumtree must comply with the relevant legislation and the ADG Code. Very
small amounts of dangerous goods in individual consignments are exempt, in
accordance with Clause 6 (2) (a) of the
Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Regulation 2014 and table
188.8.131.52 of the ADG Code (Edition 7.5).
The seller is responsible for ensuring dangerous goods are
transported lawfully. Sellers consigning dangerous goods must ensure the goods
are classified correctly.
- Ensure the goods are packaged correctly for transport.
- Ensure the goods are labelled correctly.
- Provide a dangerous goods transport document to the transporter.
Online sellers of dangerous goods must engage a courier/transport
company that transports dangerous goods in accordance with the ADG Code.
Note that Australia Post prohibits the transport of a large number
of articles or substances classified as dangerous goods. View the Dangerous and prohibited
goods and packaging guide.