Dangerous goods

At port of Melbourne:

Dangerous goods notifications

Notification of the intention to transport or handle dangerous goods (DG) cargoes, in the port of Melbourne must be given to Ports Victoria 24 hours before the arrival of cargo in the port area.
DG Hub is the Ports Victoria communication portal for advance notification of all dangerous goods cargoes.

DG guidelines, plans and forms

Guidelines, plans and forms to help port stakeholders in the handling of dangerous goods are available from the links below.

Guidelines and plans


Applications for authorities for hazardous port activities

To apply for any of the hazardous port activity authorities listed below, use our online hazardous port activities form. 

A brief instruction document is available for guidance (PDF).

  • Bulk liquid transfer
  • Dry bulk transfer
  • Bunker & (non-cargo) liquid transfer
  • Hot work

Other application forms

These are interactive PDF forms. Please download, open in Adobe Acrobat Reader, type in your information, save and email to Ports Victoria using the email link on the form.

Hazardous port activities guidelines

Guidance about hazardous port activities, including the transfer of bulk cargo, hot work and bunker transfer operations within the port is available from the links below.

For advice on any of the forms or guidelines above, please contact Ports Victoria Health and Safety:

T: +61 3 9644 9744
E: PortSafety@ports.vic.gov.au