Dangerous Goods Driver Licence - Northern Territory

Service summary

A Dangerous Goods Driver Licence is required if you are intending to drive a vehicle carrying bulk dangerous goods with the capacity of more than 500L or 500kg goods in a single receptacle.
Class 1 - Explosive
Class 2-9 (excluding class 1 and 7) with optional Class 5 Security Sensitive Ammonium Nitrate (SSAN)

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Class 1 - Explosives
Aged over 21 years.
Held driver licence for 12 months and performed 50 hours under direct supervision of a class 1 licence holder.
A letter from the employer outlining in-house training and experience.
Criminal history finger print check

Class 2-9
Evidence of competency training in ???Preparation to transport dangerous goods by road??? not more than 6 months before the day application is made.
Medical assessment of Fitness to Drive issued by a registered medical practitioner.
5 years driver history.
Criminal History Check if transporting Security Sensitive Ammonium Nitrate (SSAN)
A letter from the employer stating requirement to carry.


5 years.


Application for grant $60
Application for renewal $60

Additional information

Application forms are to be lodged at a Territory Business Centre

Administering agency

NT WorkSafe

Act(s) name

Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road & Rail (National Uniform Legislation) Act 2010 (Northern Territory)

Regulation(s) name

Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road & Rail (National Uniform Legislation) Regulations 2010 (Northern Territory)

Contact details

Territory Business Centre, Darwin

Other Offices:

Territory Business Centre, Katherine:
Street Address: Shop 1, Randazzo Building, 18 Katherine Terrace, Katherine NT 0850
Postal Address: PO Box 9800, Katherine NT 0851
Phone: 08 8973 8180
Fax: 08 8973 8188

Territory Business Centre, Tennant Creek:
Street Address: Ground Floor, Barkly House, 99 Paterson Street, Tennant Creek NT 0860
Postal Address: PO Box 9800, Tennant Creek NT 0861
Phone: 08 8962 4411
Fax: 08 8962 4413

Territory Business Centre, Alice Springs:
Street Address: The Green Well Building, 50 Bath Street, Alice Springs NT 0870
Postal Address: PO Box 9800, Alice Springs NT 0871
Phone: 08 8951 8524
Fax: 08 8951 8533

Operating address:
Ground Floor, Building 3, Darwin Corporate Park
631 Stuart Highway
Berrimah NT 0828
Mailing address:
GPO Box 9800
Darwin NT 0801

Toll Free:







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