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.


Common Fees details for this service in table format.

Type Amount Description
Application $54.20

Dangerous Goods Driver Licence

Application $42.45

CrimTrac fee

Renewal $54.20

Dangerous Goods Driver Licence

Renewal $42.45

CrimTrac Fee Renewal


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.


For legislation and regulation information, visit https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au(Opens in new window)

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.

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