When is a dangerous good site licence required?

Licensable quantities

A guidance note has been prepared to assist people wishing to store, handle or process dangerous goods in Western Australia to determine whether licensing applies and, if so, the information required for the licensing process.

Unless otherwise exempted, a place must be licensed if dangerous goods are stored or handled at the site in quantities that exceed the manifest quantities.

Licensing and exemptions for storage and handling - guidance note - 194 Kb

This guidance note will assist people wishing to store, handle or process dangerous goods in Western Australia to determine whether licensing applies and, if so, what information is required for the licensing process.

Appendix 4 of the guidance note provides information on how to determine the quantities of dangerous goods on a site.

The definitive statutory requirements for dangerous goods sites are contained in the Dangerous Goods Safety (Storage and Handling of Non-Explosives) Regulations 2007.

Overview of storage and handling regulations - information sheet - 341 Kb

This document is for guidance only and the definitive statutory requirements are contained in the Dangerous Goods Safety (Storage and Handling of Non-Explosives) Regulations 2007 (the Storage and Handling Regulations).

The storage and handling regulations do not apply to explosives, infectious substances and radioactive substances.

Temporary storage or handling of dangerous goods

Under some circumstances, the operator of a site not normally subject to licensing may need to notify the Chief Dangerous Goods Officer if he or she intends to store or handle less than 3 times the manifest quantity of dangerous goods at the site for no more than 6 months.

See r. 25 of the Dangerous Goods Safety (Storage and Handling of Non-explosives) Regulations 2007 for clarification of these instances.

Contact details

For any enquiries please contact Dangerous Goods Licensing:
Phone: (08) 9358 8001
Email: cso@dmirs.wa.gov.au