Licence to Drive a Vehicle Transporting Dangerous Goods in Bulk - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to drive a vehicle transporting dangerous goods in bulk. This applies to transporting:

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

Dangerous goods include materials such as:

  • flammable liquids (eg. petrol, kerosene, turpentine, flammable paints)
  • corrosives (eg. hydrochloric acid)
  • flammable gases (eg. LP Gas)
  • non-flammable non-toxic gases (eg. carbon dioxide).

You may not require a licence if you hold an equivalent licence in another State or Territory.

Please note that the vehicle used to transport the dangerous goods in bulk must be licensed.

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:

  • be at least 21 years old
  • be a Victorian resident
  • hold a certificate in an approved Bulk Dangerous Goods Driver training course (must have been obtained in the last 6 months)
  • hold a current Driver's Licence
  • have a driving record that is acceptable to the Agency (the past five years will be examined)
  • provide details of any finding of guilt for offences relating to Occupational Health and Safety, for the Transport or Security of Dangerous (including licence suspensions or revocations)
  • pass a medical examination by a qualified medical practitioner that shows you are medically fit to drive a vehicle transporting dangerous goods in bulk
  • submit a properly completed application form and associated documentation.

Your application will be refused if you have been found guilty of an offence (or had your driver's licence revoked or suspended) in the past five years that makes you an unsuitable to drive a vehicle transporting dangerous goods.

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

Ongoing requirements

You must inform the Agency when you become aware that the information provided at the time of your application has become incorrect. This notification must be made within 14 days of the date on which you became aware of the change. This applies to:

  • medical conditions that may lead to driving restrictions or limitations
  • serious driving offences, driver licence cancellation or suspension
  • being found guilty in an Australian Court of an offence that makes you unsuitable to be a bulk dangerous goods driver.

You will also be required to comply with any relevant standards, legislation and codes of practice, or any conditions or restrictions placed on your licence.


Up to 5 years.



There is no fee for a licence application.


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Licence to Drive a Vehicle Transporting Dangerous Goods in Bulk - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.



Please lodge your application and associated documents directly with the Agency. You will need to attach to your form:

  • The original copy of the approved Bulk Dangerous Goods Transport Driver Training course Notice of Assessment;
  • The signed Health Certificate;
  • Two recent passport-sized colour photographs of yourself, signed and dated on the back;
  • A certified copy of your driver's licence;
  • An original or certified copy of an extract of demerit points; and
  • An original or certified copy of records of convictions for any driving offence(s) recorded against you.

Approval time

Within 30 days.

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


1300 852 562


1800 060 727


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