Licence for a Vehicle to Transport Dangerous Goods - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to own a road vehicle (such as a truck or van) that is used to transport dangerous goods.

A vehicle must be licensed to transport dangerous goods if it carries either:

  • more than 500 kilograms of dangerous goods in a receptacle (container)
  • dangerous goods in a receptacle with a capacity of more than 500 litres.

Each vehicle needs to be licensed according to the class of dangerous goods carried. A vehicle licence is required for the transport of dangerous goods, such as in a tank vehicle, in demountable tanks, in intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) including pallet boxes or bulk bags, or for solid dangerous goods, in bins or hoppers on the vehicles.

Please note that a vehicle licence is not required for the transport of dangerous goods in IBCs if the IBCs are not filled or emptied while on the vehicle and the total capacity of IBCs containing dangerous goods on the vehicle is not more than 3000 litres.

The driver of the vehicle is required to hold a dangerous goods drivers licence.

Please note that if you intend to manufacture or design a bulk tank to be used for the transportation of dangerous goods, your design will need to be approved by the Agency.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible for this licence you must:

  • ensure your vehicle is registered
  • ensure any tank forming part of your vehicle has a tank design approval number
  • ensure your vehicle is suitable to transport each relevant type of dangerous good
  • ensure your vehicle complies with the Australian Dangerous Goods Code
  • submit a properly completed application
  • pay the prescribed fees.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Up to 5 years.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyLicence

Fees will vary depending on your activity. Please consult the responsible Agency for more information.

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance
WorkSafe Victoria

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Act 1985 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods (Transport by Road or Rail) Regulations 2008 (Victoria)

Contact details

Licensing Branch
Department of Treasury and Finance
WorkSafe Victoria


Phone:

1300 852 562

Fax:

1800 060 727
licensing@worksafe.vic.gov.au

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