Dangerous Goods Driver Licence - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to drive a vehicle conveying dangerous goods in bulk, which normally refers to a receptacle with a capacity of more than 500 litres or kilograms. For example, driving a bulk tanker transporting fuel or Liquid Petroleum Gas.

You will not require this licence if you intend to transport goods in an intermediate bulk container (IBC) only and the total capacity of IBC's on your vehicle does not exceed 3000 litres, or if you intend to transport mineral ores on a mine site or all your dangerous goods are in packages. If you intend to transport explosives you will instead require an explosives driver licence. Please consult the Contact Officer for further information.

Service type

Licence

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 18 years of age;
  • Be a current resident of Western Australia;
  • Be able to demonstrate competency in the activities required;
  • Be assessed as medically fit to drive a dangerous vehicle;
  • Possess a current WA Dangerous Goods Security Card;
  • Hold a current driver's licence;
  • Have a satisfactory driving history;
  • Submit the required forms; and
  • Pay the required fees.

You will not be eligible for this licence if you have been found guilty of an offence that makes you unsuitable to be the driver of a dangerous goods vehicle, or have had your drivers licence suspended on grounds that make you unsuitable to be the driver of a dangerous goods vehicle. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Prerequisites

Duration

5 years.

Fees

 TypeAmount
ApplyApplication$105.00
RenewRenewal$105.00

Administering agency

Department of Mines and Petroleum
Resources Safety

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety (Road and Rail Transport of Non-explosives) Regulations 2007 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Licensing Enquiries, Dangerous Goods
Department of Mines and Petroleum
Resources Safety


Operating address:
Mineral House
100 Plain Street
East Perth
Western Australia 6004
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 14
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850

Phone:

08 93588001

Fax:

08 93588000
cso@dmp.wa.gov.au

Supporting information

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