Licence to Transport Clinical Waste - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to operate a business that transports clinical waste. Clinical waste includes:

  • Cytotoxic substances;
  • Infectious or potentially infectious materials;
  • Human or animal tissue or body fluids removed during surgery or an autopsy; and
  • Instruments or objects that have been used in the taking of blood or the testing, processing or handling of blood or blood products.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must ensure each vehicle that you intend to use for the transport of clinical waste complies with:

  • The requirements of the Clinical Waste Manual; and
  • The Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods.

You will also be required to:

  • Submit an application;
  • Prove that you have, or will have, the necessary facilities to transport clinical waste;
  • Outline the volume and type of clinical waste that you intend to transport;
  • Outline the arrangements that you have, or will make, to ensure the safe handling of clinical waste;
  • Prove that you have a satisfactory level of insurance against any potential liability that may result from the transport and handling of clinical waste;
  • Outline your previous experience in transporting clinical waste;
  • Outline your intended supervisory plans for employees;
  • Pay the required fee; and
  • Have each vehicle tested by a vehicle inspector.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Twelve months.


Licences expire on the anniversary of the date of issue.



Per annum per each vehicle for the fourth and subsequent vehicles.


Up to three vehicles per annum.



Please note the renewal process requires the same documentation as for the initial application.

Administering agency


Act(s) name

Clinical Waste Act 1990 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

Environment Protection Authority

Operating address:
Dame Pattie Menzies House
16 Challis Street
Australian Capital Territory 2602
Mailing address:
Canberra City, Australian Capital Territory 2601


02 62071923




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