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Transporting biological materials

Transporting biological materials is a regulated activity and you must do it following the guidelines and regulations below.

Transport by walking [.pdf – 452KB]

Transport by post, plane or land vehicle [.pdf – 266KB]

Transport Regulations

The IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations

The Australia Post Dangerous and Prohibited Goods guidelines

Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail

International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code)

The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR), Guidelines for the transport of GMOs

Australian Standard for packaging for surface transport of biological material that may cause disease in humans, animals and plants (AS 4834). (All Australian Standards are accessible through the library)

United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods – Model Regulations