Waste Transport Certificate - Waste Tracking Obligations - Queensland


Under Queensland's environmental protection legislation, waste handlers are required to submit waste tracking information to the department. Waste transport certificates are an approved format for providing this information.

An intrastate waste transport certificate is required to transport trackable waste within Queensland. An interstate waste transport certificate is required to transport controlled (trackable) waste into and out of Queensland. An allocated consignment number is also required for interstate transfer and this is issued by the department following application.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Provision of the name and address of the generator, transporter and receiver of the waste; the amount and description of waste; and the expected date of shipment. Requirements are detailed on the Waste Transport Certificates.


Each certificate remains in effect for the duration of the movement of the particular waste load.


Application process

Waste Transport Certificates and Consignment Numbers can be obtained by contacting the agency. Certificates can be obtained by any of the waste handlers from the department's website. Payment is only accepted by credit card or cheque. AMEX/DINER are not accepted. Credit card payment attracts a 0.4% credit card payment fee.

Applicants may also require compliance with the following Legislation:

  • Australian Dangerous Goods Code - 7th Edition (Department of Transport and Main Roads)
  • Licences in accordance with the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008 under the Environmental Protection Act 1994.
  • Environmental Protection Regulation 2008


The consignment number cannot be transferred. Waste Transport Certificates are valid for only one waste load - transaction.

Administering agency

Department of Environment and Science

Environmental Services and Regulation

Waste Tracking

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:

Waste Tracking

Environmental Services and Regulation

Department of Environment and Science

Operating address: 400 George Street
Queensland 4000
Mailing address: GPO Box 2454
Queensland 4001
Phone: 07 3330 5677
Email: waste.track@des.qld.gov.au
Website: Department of Environment and Science (Opens in new window)