Transporting dangerous goods in limited quantities

What are limited quantities (LQ)?

Limited quantities refer to specific dangerous goods (detailed in the Australian Dangerous Goods Code or ADG Code) that may be transported in minor quantities with reduced regulation requirements around packaging, labelling, marking and segregation.

There are some changes regarding the limited quantity requirements from ADG7.4 to ADG7.5. This page summarises upcoming changes to the code in regards to dangerous goods transported in limited quantities. It should be used in conjunction with ADG7.5 when this comes into effect.

When does the legislation come into effect?

Changes to the Dangerous Goods Safety (Road and Rail Transport of Non-Explosives) Regulations 2007 to accommodate ADG7.5 are currently delayed.

Once gazetted, the upcoming edition (ADG7.5) of the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail or ‘the code’, will take effect, transitioning with edition 7.4 (ADG7.4) over a one-year period until 1 March 2018. At this time ADG7.5 will be the mandatory code.

Related information

Please refer to related information below:

Transporting dangerous goods in limited quantities - changes in the ADG7.5 - information sheet - 333 Kb

This information sheet aims to summarise and explain upcoming changes to the code in regards to dangerous goods transported in limited quantities. It should be used in conjunction with ADG7.5.