Information for a transport document
A person who offers dangerous goods for transport by road (consignor) must describe the dangerous goods on a transport document and supply the transport document to the driver.
The driver must carry the transport document in the Emergency Procedure Guide or emergency information holder in the vehicle's cabin, and make it available to emergency services personnel at any incident involving the dangerous goods, and also to any other authorised person upon demand.
This information is sourced from Part 11 of the Australian Dangerous Goods Code 7th edition which can be purchased online. A free electronic version is available from the National Transport Commission website.
Example transport document
The example transport document below shows what information the consignor needs to include in the transport document. For details about what information needs to be included in each column of the document, refer to the list under description of dangerous goods below.
Note: Some dangerous goods of class 5.2 and class 4 have additional notification requirements (refer to Australian Dangerous Goods Code 7th edition for details).
Description of dangerous goods
The list below shows what information is included in each column (1-7) of the example transport document above.
- The UN number of the goods
- The proper shipping name of the goods or the name of the goods that appears on the packaging, article or other receptacle in which the goods are contained
- The class or division of the goods
- Each subsidiary risk (if any) of the goods
- The packing group (if any) for the goods
- A description of each type of package or other receptacle to be transported, for example 'drum' (DRM) and 'intermediate bulk container' (IBC)
- The number of packages or receptacles of each type to be transported and the aggregate quantity of the goods.