Dangerous goods vehicle licence - Queensland

Description

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

Persons driving a vehicle transporting dangerous goods by road in a receptacle with a capacity of more than 500L/or more than 500kg, must also hold a current 'Dangerous goods driver licence'.

Service type

Licence

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, the 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.

Duration

One year

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $75.90

With GVM 8 tonne or less. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $152.15

With GVM more than 8 tonne. Fees for 2021-22

Application process

Apply

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

  • a completed 'Dangerous goods vehicle licence application form'
  • evidence of your identity
  • the vehicle licensing fee.

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.

Transfer

You cannot transfer this licence. If you sell the business, the licence label/s must be removed from the vehicle(s) and destroyed. You must notify the department of the disposal. The new proprietor must apply for a new licence. The vehicle must not be used to transport dangerous goods until a new licence is obtained.

Additional information

You must complete a 'Dangerous goods vehicle licence application' to notify the department whenever changes occur to:

  • the number of vehicles attached to the licence (for example, add or remove vehicles)
  • the registration details of vehicles attached to the licence
  • your business / postal or residential address details
  • your personal or business name.

Administering agency

Department of Transport and Main Roads

Customer Services, Safety and Regulation Division

Transport Regulation Branch

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:

Transport Regulation Branch

Customer Services, Safety and Regulation Division

Department of Transport and Main Roads

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