Dangerous Goods Vehicle Licence - South Australia


You will require a licence if you intend to transport by vehicle dangerous goods in a receptacle with either:

  • a capacity of more than 500 litres
  • a capacity of more than 500 kilograms.

Both the vehicle transporting dangerous goods and the driver of the vehicle are required to be licensed.

If dangerous goods are being transported by a combination vehicle, each unit requires a licence if transporting a licensable amount.

Please contact the agency for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


1 - 3 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $168.00 1 year fee.
Apply Application All $338.00 2 year fee.
Apply Application All $505.00 3 year fee.
Apply Application All $27.75 Replacement licence.

Application process


You must complete the application form and submit it to the agency.


Licence is not transferable.

Additional information

Licences are not required when:

  • dangerous goods are transported in an immediate bulk container not filled or emptied on the vehicle, and the total capacity of immediate bulk containers on the vehicle is not more than 3000 litres;
  • a licence has been granted in respect of the vehicle under explosives legislation;
  • a vehicle of rolling stock (railway vehicle);
  • the vehicle is a prime mover or a converter dolly (used to couple semi-trailers).

Administering agency

SafeWork SA

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:

Administration Officer

SafeWork SA

Operating address: Level 4
33 Richmond Road
Keswick, South Australia 5035
Mailing address: GPO BOX 465
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Phone: 1300 365 255
Fax: 08 8204 9200
Email: help@safework.sa.gov.au
Website: SafeWork SA (Opens in new window)