Transporting dangerous goods in limited quantities

What are limited quantities (LQ)?

Limited quantities refer to selected low-hazard dangerous goods (detailed in the Australian Dangerous Goods Code or ADG Code) contained in small packages ranging in size from 100 grams or millilitre to 5 kilograms or litres . They may be transported in small or large aggregate quantities with reduced regulation requirements around packaging, labelling, marking and segregation.

Changes to the Dangerous Goods Safety (Road and Rail Transport of Non-Explosives) Regulations 2007 to accommodate ADG7.5 came into effect on 12 July 2017.

The changes contained within the new edition (ADG7.5) of the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail or ‘the code’, will become mandatory  on 1 March 2018.  Until then the industry has a choice to comply with ADG7.4 or ADG7.5.

There are also some changes regarding the limited quantity requirements in  ADG7.5. This page summarises the changes to the ADG Code in regard to dangerous goods transported in limited quantities that took effect on 12 July 2017.

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 summarises and explains the changes to the code in regards to dangerous goods transported in limited quantities. It should be used in conjunction with ADG7.5.