Hazardous Chemical Register

A Hazardous Chemical Register was introduced by the DLRA in 2018 as a way to better control the use and storage of dangerous fuels at Speed Week, especially in the pits. There is a strong preference to entrants continuing to use and store their own fuel responsibly, rather than having to move to a centralized storage and the need for vehicles to present to a filling station.

Your cooperation in providing this correct and complete information with your entry form will make sure that this continues to happen.


The register serves several purposes;

  1. Entrants are required to source and read the Safety Data Sheets for the products they use, thereby better educating themselves on correct transport, use, and storage.
  2. The DLRA and the Fire and Rescue teams are aware of exactly what dangerous materials are on site and can ensure that the correct fire fighting equipment is on hand, should it be needed.
  3. Identification of the type of fuel used in vehicles will ensure the correct method and type of extinguisher when responding to an incident.


NOTE: Entrants MUST display a fuel type sticker on their vehicle and a fuel type placard in their pit. These stickers and placards are available from the Merchandise Van or you can buy online, see the merchandise page.


The Hazardous Chemical Register is a list of all hazardous chemicals used, handled or stored within your pit.
You must attach the current safety data sheet (SDS) with this register as part of your entry to DLRA Speed Week. (or check the list to make sure we already have a copy)
The Safety Data Sheet will tell you how to use and manage hazardous chemicals safely. The supplier of your chemicals should provide a Safety Data Sheet upon request.
: Chemicals not classified as hazardous chemicals do not require SDSs and do not need be included in this register.


Speed Week 2021 Entrants Fuel Register


How can you tell if a chemical is classed as hazardous?
Section 2 of the SDS will tell you if, and how the chemical is hazardous. Other indications are:

  • The manufacturer or supplier provided a copy of the SDS with the chemical
  • The label of the product includes:
    • diamond-shaped warning pictograms
    • signal words Danger or Warning
    • hazard or precautionary statements such as Toxic if swallowed and Wear eye protection
    • risk or safety phrases such as Harmful if swallowed and Keep out of the reach of children.


    Sample Entrants Hazardous Chemical Register form

    Chemical name Manufacturer
    including Australian contact details
    SDS issue date
    (must be <5years)
    Maximum Qty held on site* Comments
    Automotive Diesel Fuel BP Australia Pty Ltd
    Level 17, 717 Bourke Street
    Docklands, Victoria 3008
    Em Ph: 1800 638 556
    07/04/2016 1600 litres Perry's Fuel Distributor
    1 Beerworth Ave, Whyalla Playford SA 5600
     (08) 8645 7605
    Unleaded 91 Petrol BP Australia Pty Ltd
    Level 17, 717 Bourke Street
    Docklands, Victoria 3008
    Em Ph: 1800 638 556
    01/09/2016 800 litres Perrys Fuel Distributor
    1 Beerworth Ave, Whyalla Playford SA 5600
     (08) 8645 7605


    Download a Entrants Hazardous Chemical Register form now [PDF]


    Sample Safety Data Sheets

    What are Safety Data Sheets?

    (you can access and download most popular SDS here as well)


  • Unleaded Petrol 91
  • Unleaded Petrol 98
  • Racing 100
  • Diesel
  • Methanol
  • Nitromethane
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • LPG or Propane
  • Avgas



DLRA Hazardous Chemicals Register

The DLRA will identify the risks of all the other chemicals on site and manage them in relation to transport, storage, use and disposal and maintain them in a register.

The hazardous chemicals register must be readily accessible to all officials and volunteers involved in the use, storage and handling of the hazardous chemicals at Speed Week.

Safety Data Sheets must be made available to emergency service workers and anyone else who is likely to be exposed to the hazardous chemical at Speed Week.

Registers and Safety Data Sheets are kept electronically and in a hard copy form and are located in the Registration Van in the pits.



Diesel is transported in either 200 litre drums or 1000 litre tanks on the DLRA truck.

Gasolene is transported in 200 litre drums on the DLRA truck.



Diesel is stored in either 8 x 200 litre drums or 3 x 1000 litre tanks.

Gasolene is stored in 3 x 200 litre drums.

All 200 litre drums are stored in the Fuel Container.



  • Diesel is used for the 240 volt power generators at the DLRA camp. There is a tank on each of the generators and a 1000 steel tank to refill from.
  • Diesel is also used for the tractor, which is refueled from the DLRA fuel ute at the edge of the lake.
  • Gasolene is used for DLRA official vehicles, portable generators and dust blowers. The gasolene is decanted from the 200 litre drums into 20 litre drums which are then distributed as required.



The method of disposal of all and any fuels and oils by DLRA, is to remove the fuel from the site and dispose of at a fuel depot in Whyalla or Port Augusta.

For entrants there is no on site disposal. All unused or tainted fuel and oils must be taken with them when they leave.


Last updated: 10 November 2020


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