You will require this licence if you intend to use a road tank vehicle to transport dangerous goods. A road tank vehicle is a vehicle where the tank forms an integral part of the vehicle. An extensive list of what products constitute dangerous goods can be obtained from the Agency, but broadly include gases, liquids and other substances that are flammable, explosive, toxic or radioactive.
You do not require this licence if the tank on your vehicle is removable and has been bolted on to or otherwise attached to your vehicle instead of structurally comprising part of your vehicle. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this licence you must:
- Be the registered owner of the vehicle;
- Provide evidence that the vehicle is roadworthy;
- Obtain the relevant public liability insurance;
- Ensure that your vehicle and its operation comply with the current Australian Dangerous Goods Code and the relevant regulations;
- Provide evidence that the vehicle is licensed / registered;
- Submit the required application form; and
- Pay the relevant fee.
Further security requirements apply if you intend to transport security risk substances such as ammonium nitrate. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Department of Mines and Petroleum
Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 (Western Australia)
Dangerous Goods Safety (Road and Rail Transport of Non-explosives) Regulations 2007 (Western Australia)
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