About the licence
Owners of dangerous goods transport vehicles are required to licence each vehicle. Each vehicle is licensed according to the class of dangerous goods carried if:
- The dangerous goods on the vehicle 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 driver must also hold a licence to transport dangerous goods.
A vehicle licence is not required for:
- the prime mover of a semi-trailer or combination vehicle, or
- a trailer with 1 axle group or single axle and a fifth wheel coupling, designed to convert a semi-trailer into a dog trailer.
Licence fee per vehicle.
This licence is valid for 5 years.
Apply for or renew a licence
- Download application form
- Print and complete the form
- Gather supporting documents
- Make payment by cheque or credit card
- Submit all documentation
Contact the WorkSafe Licensing branch
Licence types and fees
Licence fee units
Dangerous goods licences: Driver licence
Dangerous goods: Safety basics
Vehicles licensed to carry dangerous goods and removal of ‘metal’ labels
Dangerous goods: Notification of storage and handling
High Consequence Dangerous Goods (HCDG) licence
High Consequence Dangerous Goods (HCDG) permit
Dangerous goods licences