Dangerous goods vehicle licence

Owners of dangerous goods transport vehicles, such as petrol tankers, are required to licence each vehicle.

Apply or renew a dangerous goods vehicle licence


Dangerous goods transport requirements

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
  • 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 materials

Dangerous goods include materials such as:

  • flammable liquids (eg petrol, kerosene, turpentine, flammable paints)
  • corrosives (eg hydrochloric acid)
  • flammable gases (eg LP Gas)
  • non-flammable non-toxic gases (eg CO.2)

How to apply

You can now apply, renew or amend a dangerous goods vehicle licence online at myworksafe.vic.gov.au.

Please note:

  • you may need to supply copies of any associated tank approvals, if applicable, as part of your application
  • the driver must also hold a licence to transport dangerous goods.

Apply or renew

Further information

A vehicle licence is not required for the following:

  • a prime mover of a semi-trailer or combination vehicle
  • a trailer with one axle group or single axle and a fifth wheel coupling, designed to convert a semi-trailer into a dog trailer


You are required to pay a fee when you submit an application for a new licence, renewal or amendment to a licence. Your Dangerous goods vehicle licence will be valid for five years.