Dangerous Goods Vehicle Licence - New South Wales


You will need this licence if you intend to load more than 500 litres or 500 kilograms of dangerous goods into a road vehicle. Examples of vehicles are trailers, rigid vehicle, B-double trailer or a road-train trailer.

Dangerous goods are substances or articles that present an immediate hazard to people, property or the environment. This includes explosives, gases, flammable liquids and radioactive substances.

This licence is not required for the transport of up to 3000 litres of dangerous goods in intermediate bulk containers (IBC) if the IBCs are not filled or emptied while on the vehicle.

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 a vehicle licence, you must:

  • provide the required information about the vehicle you intend to transport dangerous goods in
  • advise the class or classes of dangerous goods to be carried
  • hold an insurance policy for the vehicle to cover clean-up and emergency services costs incurred in response to, and recovery of, any vehicle(s) and/or goods involved in a dangerous goods incident
  • provide a rear 3/4 image of the vehicle showing the number plate and vehicle type.

For tank vehicles you must also provide:

  • the date of the last hydrostatic test carried out on the vehicle (if applicable)
  • an image of the tank compliance plate showing a valid design approval number and the tank serial number.


Valid for 1 year and is nationally recognised.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $90.00

Fee per vehicle. Fees for 2023-24

General Miscellaneous All $24.00

Replacement of vehicle fee. Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $90.00

Fee per vehicle. Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All $90.00

Fee per additional vehicle. Fees for 2023-24


Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Act 2008 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Regulation 2022 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

NSW Environment Protection Authority

Contact details

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