Dangerous Goods

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Dangerous Goods Courier

For pre-approved customers CouriersPlease is able to transport some types of Dangerous Goods. For more information on what can and can't be shipped or our services contact us.

What are Dangerous Goods?

CouriersPlease is able to transport some types of dangerous goods, in limited quantities, by road or rail, for pre-approved EDI customers only.

If you have an international shipment, please review the categories of International Prohibited Goods. 

To assist you identify any risks associated with your domestic shipment, please read the following information about dangerous goods.

Dangerous goods are classified into nine hazard classes by the UN (United Nations) as noted in the table below and reflected in the IATA Dangerous Good Regulations.

Dangerous goods are substances or articles with hazardous properties which, if not handled correctly, may:

  • Explode

  • Asphyxiate

  • Burn

  • Poison

  • Corrode skin or metals

  • Pollute the environment

  • Become unstable with other products

Depending on its properties, each type of dangerous good is assigned a UN (United Nations) number and also a particular class number.

Dangerous Goods Classes

UN Class
Dangerous Goods
1Explosives1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4


Gases (Aerosol), Non-flammable, non-toxic gas, Toxic gas

2.1, 2.2, 2.3

3Flammable Liquid 


Flammable solids, Spontaneously combustible substance, substance which in contact with water emits flammable gas

4.1, 4.2, 4.3


Oxidizing substances, Organic peroxide

5.1, 5.2


Toxic substances, Infectious substance

6.1, 6.2

7Radioactive material 


Corrosive Substances 


Miscellaneous dangerous goods




















CP is unable to ship goods containing Lithium Batteries of any description via air anywhere within Australia. Such goods include but are not limited to laptops, mobile phones, power tools, toys, cameras and watches.

Contact us if you are unsure about the contents of your shipment or want to review customised distribution needs. The National Transport Commission's Dangerous Goods Code provides a detailed reference to Australia's transport code for dangerous goods.