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Regulatory agencies in Queensland

Contacts and related links for regulatory agencies (for fuel gases Class 2.1, gas as fuel, explosives and radioactive materials) in Queensland.

Regulatory agencies in Queensland
Agency Role Relevant legislation

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, Office of Industrial Relations

Administers the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011.

Regulates safety of major hazard facilities.

Regulates the use, storage and handling of hazardous chemicals at workplaces. Hazardous chemicals are classified under the GHS and incorporates dangerous goods under the ADG code: Classes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 and 9, goods too dangerous to be transported and combustible liquids with some exceptions including combustible liquids having a flash point exceeding 93°C and environmentally hazardous substances of class 9.

Work Health and Safety Act 2011

Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011

Petroleum and Gas Inspectorate, Department of Natural Resources and Mines

Regulate storage and handling of fuel gases (class 2.1), installations of fuel gas appliances, pipe-work, use of gas as fuel, and licensing of gas fitters.

Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004

Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Regulation 2004

Explosives Inspectorate, Department of Natural Resources and Mines

Regulation of materials that have explosive properties. Usually class 1 but can be other classes.

Explosives Act 1999

Explosives Regulation 2017

Mines Inspectorate, Department of Natural Resources and Mines Regulates health and safety requirements for Queensland’s mining industry

Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999 (PDF, 858KB)

Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Regulation 2001 (PDF, 676KB)

Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 (PDF, 993KB)

Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2001 (PDF, 1.2M)

Queensland Health

The licensing of possession, supply and transport of radioactive materials (class 7).

Radiation Safety Act 1999

Radiation Safety Regulation 2010

Last updated
12 September 2017

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