Industry legislation

Manufacturing industry legislation

Dangerous substances

Activities involving dangerous substances are regulated by the:

Activities include:

  • keeping
  • handling
  • transporting
  • conveyance
  • use and disposal
  • quality.

People and vehicles involved with dangerous substances must be licensed.

View dangerous substances licensing.

Site contamination

Site contamination can be an issue of significant concern. If it is not adequately recognised and addressed there may be a resulting risk to human health and the environment.

The Environment Protection (Site Contamination) Amendment Act 2007 gives the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) powers to deal with site contamination.

The EPA takes an advisory and guiding role, consistent with the National Environment Protection (Assessment of Site Contamination) Measure (NEPM) 1999.

Regulations pertaining to site contamination are covered in Part 5 of the Environment Protection Regulations 2009. These regulations support the Environment Protection (Site Contamination) Amendment Act 2007 with provisions for a site contamination audit system and the listing of potentially contaminating activities.

The schedules to the regulations also provide the templates for use by auditors, such as notifications by auditors to the EPA when commencing or terminating an audit.

View an outline of site contamination legislation and regulations on the EPA website.


Australian Design Rules are national standards for vehicle safety and emissions. They are administered by the Australian Government under the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989.

View an outline of the Australian design rules on the website of the Australian Government's Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government.

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