About the licence

You must hold a dangerous goods driver licence to drive a licensed vehicle carrying dangerous goods if:

  • The dangerous goods are in a receptacle with a capacity of more than 500 litres or 500 kilograms
  • The goods are in an Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) and total capacity of all IBCs containing dangerous goods on the vehicle is more than 3000 litres.

Dangerous goods include materials such as:

  • flammable liquids (petrol, kerosene, turpentine, flammable paints etc.)
  • corrosives (hydrochloric acid)
  • flammable gases (LP Gas)
  • non-flammable non-toxic gases (CO2).

Note: the vehicle must also hold a licence to transport dangerous goods.


New licence fee.


Licence renewal fee.

5 years

This licence is valid for 5 years.

How to apply

You must be a resident of Victoria to apply for this licence.

Apply or renew the licence