Dangerous goods freight

What you need to know if you're freighting dangerous goods

Safe travel for all dangerous goods (DG) freight

Here at SeaLink we operate a Zero Harm goal throughout the company to ensure our drivers, team, customers and their goods are all safe. Our team are all trained to identify and mitigate risks.

Dangerous goods such as batteries, paint, flammables, toxic substances and explosives are treated differently to normal freight and handled by trained DG specialists.

Our team and drivers are trained to ensure the freight branches are as safe as they can practicably be.

Check out our dangerous goods page for more information and find the declaration form here.

Commonly handled dangerous goods

  • Diesel, Petrol, Kerosene
  • Batteries
  • Camping stove fuel
  • Corrosive substances – acids
  • Dive Tanks
  • Drain cleaners, insecticides, pesticides
  • Hand flares, smoke flares
  • Matches
  • Methylated spirits
  • Pool chlorine
  • Portable toilets, septic tank waste
  • Sodium and potassium metals
  • Miscellaneous – Ammonium nitrate, fertiliser sand, bitumen and environmentally hazardous substances
  • Hay – category A
  • Calcium carbide UN 1402 PG I and PG II - category B
  • Hydrochloric acid UN 1789 PG II and III – category C
  • Acetylene UN 1001 – category D
  • LPG – category E

Carrying these substances in excess of the quantities listed on our Dangerous Goods Onboard SeaLink Vessels is an offence. Where dangerous goods in categories D and E are carried, passenger numbers are restricted and we recommend you book in advance to avoid disappointment. Declaration forms are available at the check in counter at our terminals and from the crew when travelling from Great Barrier Island.

Please note: On designated Dangerous Goods (DG) sailings there is 'No Smoking'. All drivers and passengers are required to vacate their vehicles and the vehicle deck for the duration of the sailing.

Dive tanks outside freight branch