Dangerous goods vehicle licence - Queensland


You will need this licence to use specific vehicles to transport dangerous goods by road in a receptacle with a capacity of more than 500 litres or 500 kilograms.

This licence is not needed when the dangerous goods being transported:

  • are in an intermediate bulk container
  • the intermediate bulk container is not packed or unpacked on the vehicle
  • the total capacity of intermediate bulk containers containing dangerous goods on the vehicle 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

To be eligible for this licence, your vehicle must:

  • be registered in Queensland
  • meet the department inspection requirements for that type of vehicle
  • be insured by an insurance policy or other form of indemnity of at least $5 million.


1 year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $80.45

With GVM 8 tonne or less. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $161.30

With GVM more than 8 tonne. Fees for 2023-24

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Dangerous goods vehicle licensing (Opens in new window)

Application process


To apply for a dangerous goods vehicle licence, visit a transport and motoring customer service centre, and bring:

You must notify the department if you have replaced or disposed of any vehicles or if you want any vehicles removed from your dangerous goods vehicle licence, so we can update the licence.

Administering agency

Department of Transport and Main Roads

Customer Services, Safety and Regulation Division

Land Transport Safety and Regulation Branch

Contact details

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