Dangerous Goods (Explosives) Regulations 2022

Dangerous Goods (Explosives) Regulations 2022

June 2022

The Victorian Waste Management Association (VWMA) has welcomed the changes to The Dangerous Goods (Explosives) Regulations 2022 (Explosives Regulations) which will commence on Saturday 18 June 2022.

The Explosives Regulations, made under the Dangerous Goods Act 1985, will help ensure the safety of people and property, and reduce hazards associated with the manufacture, transport, storage, sale, use, disposal and import of explosives. They also prohibit the misuse of explosives, provide for the management of risks arising out of security concerns associated with explosives, and for the safe location of vessels containing explosives while in port.

The Explosives Regulations will replace the Dangerous Goods (Explosives) Interim Regulations 2021, which expire on 19 June 2022.

The majority of amendments incorporated into the Explosives Regulations are focussed on the modernisation and simplification of the language and structure to aid clarity

A summary of the Amendments is listed below.