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Australian Dangerous Goods Code

The current edition of the Australian Dangerous Goods Code is known as ‘ADG 7.4’, which was released in late 2015 and last updated in December 2016. Compliance with this edition became compulsory from 1 January 2017. A new edition (ver. 7.5), which was published in December 2016, becomes compulsory from 1 March 2018.

Where to get a copy of ADG7

PDF copies of both ver. 7.3 and ver. 7.4 of the Code are available free of charge from

The National Transport Commission is continually working to keep the Code up-to-date with subsequent revisions of the UN Model Regulations on which it is based - check the above URL for updates.

How ADG7 references AS2278

The ADG Code declares that aerosol containers MUST comply with AS2278 “or an equivalent foreign or international standard” (cl.

It also states that aerosol cans (i.e. ‘inner package marking’) SHOULD be labelled in accordance with AS2278 (see note ‘a’ to table 5.1).

Determining the appropriate labelling for our aerosol product can be complex with differing – and sometimes conflicting! – requirements imposed by different regulators and documents. Members are encouraged to contact the Association Executive Director to discuss your particular product and situation.

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