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Dangerous Goods

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Qantas Freight Domestic (AaE) will accept Dangerous Goods (on an airport-to-airport basis only) that are consigned and presented in compliance with the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations and any applicable requirements documented in the Operator (Airline) Dangerous Goods Manual (dependent upon the operator that the goods are to be presented for carriage on).

The Carriage of Dangerous Goods by air to, from and within Australian airspace is governed by the Australian Civil Aviation Act and the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations.

A Shipper of freight has responsibilities under the IATA (International Air Transport Association) Dangerous Goods Regulations (with which the failure to comply is a serious offence punishable by law - penalties include fine and imprisonment), including:

  • Classification
  • Packing
  • Marking and labelling
  • Documentation
  • Training of appropriate staff

If you have difficulty in classifying a substance or article, a copy of the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) must be sought from the manufacturer or supplier.

If doubt still exists, contact CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) and ask for the Dangerous Goods contact for your State or Territory.

Alternatively, you could seek the services of a company specialising in the shipment of Dangerous Goods to prepare and process such shipments on your behalf.

Qantas Freight Domestic (AaE) Dangerous Goods Policy

The Qantas Freight Domestic (AaE) Dangerous Goods Policy states our responsibility for, and commitment to, the safe acceptance, handling, storage and transportation of dangerous goods as part of our operations.

Qantas Freight Domestic (AaE) will act in the best interest of all concerned, including our customers, and we are required to seek clarification in regards to any shipment (including delaying or rejecting the shipment) where we have concerns or doubts as to the contents being dangerous goods or not.

Everyone involved in the transport of freight by air has a duty of care to ensure that articles which classify as Dangerous Goods by air (under the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations) are correctly declared, packaged, labelled, marked, documented, processed and uplifted safely.