Waste Tracking Certificate - Queensland

Service summary

An intrastate waste transport certificate is required to transport trackable waste within Queensland. An interstate waste transport certificate is required to transport controlled (trackable) waste into and out of Queensland. An allocated consignment number is required for interstate transfer and this is issued by the environmental agency in the state or territory of waste destination.

Service type


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

Definition of terms

Waste tracking certificate

a five copy docket which records information on a waste generator, waste transporter and waste receiver, confirming that waste has not been disposed of illegally.

Eligibility requirements

Provision of the name and address of the generator, transporter and receiver of the waste; the amount and description of waste; and the expected date of shipment. Requirements are detailed on the Waste Transport Certificates.


The consignment number cannot be transferred. Certificates are valid for only one waste load - transaction.


This certificate remains in effect for the duration of the movement of the particular waste load.



Interstate certificates books of 10


Waste Transport Certificates and Consignment Numbers can be obtained by contacting the agency. Certificates can be obtained by any of the waste handlers from the department's website. Payment is only accepted by credit card or cheque. AMEX/DINER are not accepted. Credit card payment attracts a 0.4% credit card payment fee.

Applicants may also require compliance with the following Legislation:

  • Australian Dangerous Goods Code - 7th Edition (Department of Transport and Main Roads)
  • Licences in accordance with the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008 under the Environmental Protection Act 1994.
  • Environmental Protection Regulation 2008

Additional information

Additional information is contained in the publication 'Waste tracking guideline - Managing waste tracking in Queensland' available on the Business Queensland website.

Administering agency

Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
Environmental Services and Regulation
Waste Tracking

Act(s) name

Environmental Protection Act 1994 (Queensland)

Regulation(s) name

Environmental Protection Regulation 2008 (Queensland)

Contact details

Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
Environmental Services and Regulation
Waste Tracking

Operating address:
400 George Street
Queensland 4000
Mailing address:
GPO Box 2454
Queensland 4001


07 3330 5583


07 3330 5634


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