Transport Certificate - New South Wales


You are required to obtain a transport certificate when transporting hazardous waste. A transport certificate is used to record the transportation of a load of trackable waste from the consignor to the receiving facility. A printed transport certificate must accompany every load of trackable waste and must be specific to the individual load.

All waste consignors involved in the transportation of waste share the responsibility of ensuring a transport certificate is correct. Waste consignors include waste producers, transporters and receiving facility managers.

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.


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Other resources

Act(s) name

Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Protection of the Environment Operations (Waste) Regulation 2014 New South Wales

Additional information

A transport certificate must include the following information:

  • the date the waste was picked up
  • the intended date of delivery
  • the date of receiving facility's acceptance or rejection of the waste
  • the date the waste is disposed of, treated or temporarily stored
  • the date rejected waste arrives back at the consignor's premises
  • any discrepancies.

The receiving waste facility must retain a transport certificate for four years from receipt of the waste.

You are required to obtain a consignment authorisation before waste can be transported. A transport certificate can be generated from a consignment authorisation because most of the required information is detailed in the relevant consignment authorisation.

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:

General Enquiries, Environment Line

NSW Environment Protection Authority

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

New South Wales
Phone: 02 9995 5555
Phone: 13 15 55
Fax: 02 9995 5911
Website: NSW Environment Protection Authority (Opens in new window)