Dangerous Goods Driver Licence - Queensland


A driver must be the holder of a current Dangerous Goods Driver Licence when they are transporting dangerous goods by road in a receptacle with a capacity of more than 500 litres or 500 kilograms.

A licence is not required when the dangerous goods are in an Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC), and the IBC is not packed or unpacked on the vehicle and the total capacity of the IBC is not more than 3000 litres.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You are required to:

  • be a Queensland resident
  • hold a current Queensland open driver's licence (or current Queensland probationary or restricted Driver licence where the licence holder has previously held an open driver licence).
  • have a medical certificate issued within the six months immediately prior to applying (the medical certificate must be completed by a qualified medical practitioner in accordance with the current Assessing Fitness to Drive, Commercial and Private Vehicle Drivers publication)
  • have successfully completed an approved 'Dangerous goods driver licence' training course not more than six months immediately prior to applying
  • have an acceptable criminal and traffic history
  • pay a fee.


A Dangerous Goods Driver Licence is issued for a period of 3 years.


Application process

You can obtain this licence online or by completing the approved form 'Dangerous goods driver licence application' (F4486), paying the prescribed fee and submitting it, with other documents listed below, to a transport and motoring service centre or lodge it online at www.tmr.qld.gov.au (new applications only).

The following documents must also be submitted with the application:

  • a current Queensland open driver licence (or current Queensland Probationary or restricted driver licence where the licence holder has previously held an open driver licence);
  • Medical certificate for motor vehicle driver (Form 3712) or Truck Safe medical, issued within the six months prior to the date of application; and
  • training certificate issued by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), advising that you have successfully completed the Dangerous goods driver licence course. (You must have completed this course within 6 months prior to the date of application).

A list of RTO's authorised to provide the dangerous goods driver licence course can be found online at www.tmr.qld.gov.au.

A national criminal and traffic history check is performed on each applicant.


You cannot transfer this licence.

Additional information

You must notify Department of Transport and Main Roads or one of its authorised agents within 14 days if you:

  • change your name or address;
  • develop a medical condition which may affect your ability to drive safely, (including the requirement to wear spectacles/lenses while driving).

You can obtain additional information about transporting dangerous goods on the Business Queensland website.

Medical requirements

Administering agency

Department of Transport and Main Roads

Customer Services, Safety and Regulation Division

Transport Regulation Branch

Contact details

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Transport Regulation Branch

Customer Services, Safety and Regulation Division

Department of Transport and Main Roads

Phone: 13 23 80
Website: Transport and motoring customer service centres (Opens in new window)