Waste Transporter Registration - Australian Capital Territory


You need to register if you intend to transport or collect waste.

Waste includes:

  • any substance that is discharged, emitted or deposited in the environment in such volume, constituency or manner as to cause an alteration in the environment
  • any discarded, rejected, unwanted, surplus or abandoned substance.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Those who are registered must continue to comply with the waste legislation. Those who are registered must display their registration number clearly and permanently on any vehicle used by registered waste transporters for transporting waste. The licensee must tell the waste manager of any changes to details submitted in the application.


This licence does not end unless it is surrendered, cancelled or you fail to pay the next licence fee.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Licence All $280.00

Per annum.

Act(s) name

Waste Management and Resource Recovery Act 2016 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Waste Management and Resource Recovery Regulation 2017 Australian Capital Territory

Approval time

Approval or refusal of application must occur within 30 days.


Registration is not transferable.

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.