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Key info

  • If you drive a road vehicle to transport dangerous goods over specified capacities, you must be licensed by WorkSafe Tasmania.
  • A dangerous goods driver licence is only available at Service Tasmania.
  • The process for renewing a licence is the same as applying.
  • A dangerous goods driver licence is valid for 5 years.
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    About applying for or renewing a dangerous goods driver licence

    You must have a dangerous goods driver licence if the capacity of the containers you transport:

    • exceed 500 litres or kilograms for a container
    • exceed 3000 litres for a single IBC (Intermediate Bulk Container) or total capacity of IBCs, not filled or emptied on the vehicle
    • are a Risk Category 3 load for Class 1 (explosives).

    To renew your licence you must apply for a new licence.

    How to apply or renew

    What you need to apply or renew

    To complete the application form (PDF, 978KB) you need:

    • your personal details
    • dangerous goods driver licence number and expiry date (if renewing)
    • details of any driving infringements in the last 5 years
    • an applicant declaration signed by a witness.

    You must also provide a:

    • copy of your driver licence - front and back
    • copy of your certificate(s) relating to approved training courses completed (no more than 6 months old), and
    • payment.

    Can I apply or renew?

    You must have:

    • had a medical fitness test that meets the criteria outlined in the Medical Examination for a Dangerous Goods Licence form (PDF, 4MB), within the previous 6 months
    • completed an approved training course within the previous 6 months
    • a good driving record for the 5 years before you apply (you will need to declare any penalties or demerit points you have received for driving offences or infringements in the last 5 years).

    WorkSafe Tasmania will not grant you a licence if:

    • you have been found guilty by a court in Australia of an offence that makes you unsuitable to be the driver of a vehicle transporting dangerous goods
    • your driver licence has been cancelled or suspended on grounds that make you unsuitable to be the driver of a vehicle transporting dangerous goods
    • you are subject to a court order prohibiting you from being involved in transporting dangerous goods by road.

    Proving your identity

    You must show your driver licence to prove your identity.

    How much it costs

    Dangerous Goods - (Road and Rail transport) Regulations 2010Fee

    Dangerous goods driver licence

    $85

    Renewal of dangerous goods driver licence

    $85

    Dangerous goods vehicle licence

    $170

    Renewal of dangerous goods vehicle licence

    $170

    Transfer of dangerous goods vehicle licence

    $170

    Fees and charges last updated 1 July, 2022.

    Payment options

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    More Information

    Please visit WorkSafe Tasmania for more information on applying for or renewing a dangerous goods driver licence.