Dangerous Goods Vehicle Licence - New South Wales


You will require 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.

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 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.

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


Valid for one year and is nationally recognised.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $87.00

Fee per vehicle.

General Miscellaneous All -

Please be aware that a credit card payment fee will apply.

Renew Renewal All $87.00

Fee per vehicle.

Transfer Transfer All $11.00 -
Vary Variation All $87.00 Fee per additional vehicle.

Act(s) name

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

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Regulation 2014 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

NSW Environment Protection Authority

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries, Chemicals and Radiation Licensing Unit

NSW Environment Protection Authority

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

New South Wales
Mailing address: PO BOX A290
Sydney South, New South Wales 1235
Phone: 02 9995 5555
Phone: 13 15 55
Fax: 02 9995 6603
Email: d.goods@epa.nsw.gov.au
Website: NSW Environment Protection Authority (Opens in new window)