Bulk Controlled Waste Vehicle / Tank Licence - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to transport bulk controlled waste or a packaged controlled waste on a road in Western Australia. Controlled waste refers to waste that is produced by, or as a result of:

  • an industrial or commercial activity
  • a medical, nursing, dental, veterinary, pharmaceutical or other related activity
  • activities carried out on or at a laboratory
  • an apparatus for the treatment of sewage.

Controlled waste includes

  • sewage
  • chemicals
  • asbestos
  • tyres
  • food processing waste.

Packaged controlled waste is a controlled waste transported in a container. Bulk controlled waste includes all liquids that are transported in a bulk tanker.

To apply for this licence as an individual, organisation or business you must also be licensed as a Controlled Waste Carrier. Each individual driver engaged by a carrier must also be licensed as a Controlled Waste Driver.

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:

  • hold a controlled waste carrier licence
  • provide a certified tank integrity certificate
  • attach a copy of your tank spill management plan
  • provide a copy of the current vehicle registration papers
  • complete the relevant application form
  • submit the required fees.

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



1, 3 or 5 years, as specified on the licence.



One year $225; Three years $345; Five years $465.


One year $60; Three years $180; Five years $300.

Approval time

30 days.

Administering agency

Department of Environment Regulation

Act(s) name

Environmental Protection Act 1986 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Environmental Protection (Controlled Waste) Regulations 2004 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries, Controlled Waste
Department of Environment Regulation

Operating address:
Level 4, The Atrium
168 St Georges Terrace
Western Australia 6000
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 33
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850


08 6467 5000


08 6467 5520

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