Bulk Controlled Waste Driver Licence - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to drive a vehicle that transports a bulk controlled waste on a road in Western Australia. If you intend to operate a business that transports bulk controlled waste or packaged controlled waste, you will require a separate carrier licence.

Bulk controlled waste is a controlled waste that is transported in a tank which is on, attached to or part of a vehicle. Controlled waste is all waste 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 asbestos, clinical or related waste, tyres and waste that has been immobilised or encapsulated.

Please note that the owner of tanks transporting bulk controlled waste will be required to apply for a separate controlled waste vehicle licence for each vehicle and / or tank used to transport controlled waste.

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 B class licence
  • complete a controlled waste driver training course and examination
  • satisfy the Agency that you have the adequate technical competence to drive a vehicle transporting a bulk controlled waste
  • complete the required application form
  • pay the required fees.

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



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



Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.



You must lodge your application with two passport-sized photos.

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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