Bimonthly Dangerous Goods Advisory Group

DGAG meets in Melbourne 6 times a year starting in early February and ending in late November.

The 5th 2019 meeting is on Wednesday 9th October 2019 at the Sandridge Centre Trugo Club Community Room, Port Melbourne.

The 6th 2019 meeting is on Wednesday 27th November 2019 at the MFB Burnley Complex, near Burnley Railway Station.

(Note: The Wednesday date enables the Dangerous Goods & Hazardous Substances Forum Delegates to attend.)

For details see:

It is convened and chaired by Jeff Simpson. For Details email:


The Chemical Hazard Communication Network

CHCN meets in Melbourne twice yearly (or as needed).

The first 2020 meeting is on Wed 4th March 2020

At the Sandridge Centre Trugo Club Community Room

1 Tucker Avenue, Port Melbourne (Garden City part)

(Enter along Clark St which turns into Tucker Av, from Graham St)

Melways reference is Map 56 K2 (or 2J A4).

It is chaired and co-convened by Richard Greenwood and co-convened by Jeff Simpson.

There is also an email list that interested chemical hazard communication workers are welcome to join.


Monthly RACI Vic HS&E Group info sharing meetings
This monthly RACI group is typically composed of about 10 chemists, chemical engineers, OHS&E scientists and others interested in chemicals and their HS&E effects. You do not have to be a member of the RACI to initially participate in the RACI Vic HS&E Group.
The 10th 2019 & 1st 2020 meetings  are on Tues 22nd Oct 2019, and then in 2020 on Tues 28th Jan 2020 at the Limerick Arms Hotel, cnr Park St & Clarendon St in South Melbourne.
For details:

Conferences, Seminars and Workshops


Workshops on Hazardous Area Locations and Explosive Hazardous Areas

Hazardous Area Australian Standards Simplified ($935)

Adelaide (Gepps Cross) 29-30 Oct 2019

Hazardous Area Basics ($435)

Melbourne (Glen Waverley) 19 Nov 2019

For details & early bird discounts:  mobile: 0448 110 216


Hazards Australasia 2019, 13-14 Nov 19, Brisbane
Hazards Australasia 2019 will share best practice, latest developments and lessons learned in Process Safety, promoting a continuous focus on improving process safety performance. Non Member Cost $1470 (by 11 Oct 19)..
Many Themes are relevant to managing chemicals safely.


LabCon 2019: 27-29 Nov 2019, Melbourne

Cost (non-member) incl. dinner $450. Friday Tour or Chemwatch Workshop (non-mem): $340.



Dangerous Goods & Hazardous Substances Forum

27-29 Nov 2019  Melbourne

Innovations in Storage & Handling of all Classes of Dangerous Goods.

Each Day’s Agenda:

Main Forum Only (2-Days) Regular Fee AU$2595 


AIOH 2019 Conference, 30 Nov-4 Dec 2019, Perth

Cost: $1900 non-member. $2475 Late (from 1 Oct 19) non-member.



Lab Safety Training Courses

a/ Safety in Laboratories and Laboratory Construction & Design Explained (3 Days);

b/ Safety in School Laboratories – Chemical and Laboratory Safety (1 Day);

c/ Laboratory Safety: Ergonomics & Manual Handling (1/2 D);

d/ Laboratory Safety: Introduction to Nanomaterials and Work Health and Safety (1 Day);

e/ Ergonomics and Manual Handling (1/2 Day);

f/ Risk Management and Risk Assessment;

g/ Safety Leadership   From: