Dangerous goods

Victorian Dangerous Goods Industry - update on FRV cyber-attack – 12 January 2023

Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV) continues to experience a widespread IT outage, which is affecting many of our systems.

Importantly, community safety has not been compromised and FRV continue to dispatch crews and appliances through mobile phones, pagers and radios.

The community should continue to call triple zero (000) as usual during this time.

We provide the following advice in relation to regulatory matters that relate to the building industry, planning and BMO applications and caravan parks.

We have restored some email functionality and therefore email applications can resume from 9 January 2023. We are unable to access existing applications and records submitted prior to 15 December 2022. Therefore, we recommend resubmitting all applications where written advice has not been provided. As we cannot access our records, we recommend that all applications include relevant previous correspondence with FRV.

For example, Applications for Written Advice (AWA) would include:

  • application form
  • supporting documentation (as per the application form cover sheet)
  • any relevant email correspondence
  • etc.

All details relating to making an application can be found on the relevant application form found under the tabs below FRV apologises for any inconvenience this unexpected outage has caused.

Fees for FRV Dangerous Goods advice and services

From 1st of July 2021, all applications for advice, inspections, and written advice to FRV’s Dangerous Goods department will incur fees.

Fees will be charged at the rate of 10 fee units for the first hour and 2.5 fee units for each subsequent quarter hour or part thereof.

Note: One fee unit = $15.29 for the 2022/2023 financial year

See following schedule for further details.

FRV Dangerous Goods Department Fee Schedule
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If you use, manufacture, store or handle dangerous goods, you will be subject to the requirements of the Dangerous Goods Act 1985 and the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004.

The duties and obligations are outlined via the following legislation:

As the occupier or owner of a business that manufactures stores or handles dangerous goods, you may be required to formally request written advice from Fire Rescue Victoria as per the following sections of the regulations.

  • Placarding (regulation 48)
  • Fire protection (regulation 52)
  • Emergency Procedures (regulation 53)