Commercial Goods Vehicle Licence - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to transport iron ore or any mining product from which iron ore is extracted. This licence applies only if transporting from any mine or mine stockpile situated within a 100km radius of Wubin, Pindar, Geraldton, Marchagee and South Mine 94 or within an area 100km on either side of either the:

  • Northern Railway Line between Wubin and Geraldton, including the Pindar to Mullewa section
  • Midland Railway line between Marchagee and Geraldton
  • Railway line between South Mine 94 and Dongara.

Licences will be issued to commercial goods vehicle owners allowing them to haul timber or iron ore by road transport where rail transport is not a practical option.

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

The agency will consider a range of matters when assessing your application, including the following:

  • the necessity of the service and convenience to the public
  • the adequacy of existing services
  • your character, qualifications and financial stability
  • the interests of the persons requiring transport and the community generally
  • the routes and area in which you intend to operate
  • the fares and freight rates you propose to charge.

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


For a period of one year or for a particular purpose of specified duration.



No fees are required.



Application must be posted. Please allow 2 to 4 weeks to receive your new licence by mail.

Administering agency

Department of Transport
Transport Services
Driver and Vehicle Services

Act(s) name

Transport Co-ordination Act 1966 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Transport Co-ordination Regulations 1985 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries, Freight Policy and Programs
Department of Transport
Transport Services
Driver and Vehicle Services


08 6551 6625

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