Applying for registration of a dangerous goods pipeline

When is registration required?

A pipeline registration is required to operate a pipeline used to convey dangerous goods that is greater than 60 millimeters in diameter and which:

  • is not wholly located on a licensed dangerous goods site


  • connects two adjoining licensed dangerous goods sites. Registration is valid for five years.

Major hazard facility (MHF) notification

If a pipeline is not part of an existing major hazard facility and has a capacity greater than the critical quantity of Schedule 1 substances then the operator must notify the department’s Chief Dangerous Goods Officer.

Notifying that critical quantity of Schedule 1 substances will be exceeded

If a pipeline is situated on or connected to a place that could be a major hazard facility, the requirement to register a pipeline will depend on whether the place is determined to be a major hazard facility.

Dangerous goods pipeline registration does not apply to pipelines regulated under petroleum safety legislation.

Who can apply?

Registration is granted to the holder of the dangerous goods site licence.

Required information

The completed registration application form must be signed by the licensee and accompanied by a written report unless the pipeline is located within a major hazard facility for which there is an approved safety report.

The written report should demonstrate that the dangerous goods pipeline can be operated with minimal risk to people, property and the environment.

Written report for the registration of dangerous goods pipeline - template - 161 Kb

Template for written report to accompany registration application for a dangerous goods pipeline.

Applying to register a dangerous goods pipeline - guide - 82 Kb

Under Regulation 88(1) of the Dangerous Goods Safety (Storage and Handling of Non-explosives) Regulations 2007, a person must not operate a dangerous goods pipeline to transfer dangerous goods unless the pipeline is registered.

Failure to provide the required documentation will delay processing of applications. Most applications are dealt with within 20 business days.

Application fee

There is no application fee for pipeline registration.

Lodging the registration

The completed and signed application form must be accompanied by the written report.

This can be mailed to:

Resources Safety
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
Mineral House 100 Plain Street
East Perth WA 6004

Or lodged in person

Resources Safety
1 Adelaide Terrace
East Perth WA 6004


For any enquiries please contact Support Services.
Phone: (08) 9358 8001

Related information

Renewing a registration

Pipeline registrations are automatically renewed every 5 years unless:
• the holder of the registration is deceased or the body corporate or partnership is dissolved
• the holder does not want the registration renewed
• the pipeline is not a dangerous goods pipeline or no longer needs to be registered.

Notification of changes of details

The Chief Dangerous Goods Officer must be notified within 14 days of any material changes to the details on a licence or registration.

See Notifying change of details for dangerous goods licence

Reporting an incident

Dangerous goods licence holders are responsible for reporting accidents and incidents arising from their activities.

See Reporting incidents involving dangerous goods