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.
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
- Complete training
- Complete the form
- Provide 100 points of identification
- Get your photo taken or bring a photo with you
- Provide evidence of training
- Submit all documentation
Contact the WorkSafe Licensing branch
Licence types and fees
Licence fee units
Dangerous goods: Safety basics
Dangerous goods licences: Vehicle licence
Vehicles licensed to carry dangerous goods and removal of ‘metal’ labels
High Consequence Dangerous Goods (HCDG) licence
High Consequence Dangerous Goods (HCDG) permit
Dangerous goods: Notification of storage and handling
Dangerous goods licences