Dangerous Goods Drivers Licence - Tasmania


You will need this licence if you intend to drive a road vehicle that is carrying quantities of dangerous goods that:

  • exceed 500 litres or kilograms in a container
  • exceed 3000 litres in a single Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC)
  • are a risk category 3 load for Class 1 goods (explosives).

Dangerous goods are defined in the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail (ADG Code). Dangerous goods include flammable liquids and solids, substances liable to spontaneous combustion, and toxic substances.

The vehicle you intend to drive must be licensed to carry dangerous goods.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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 you must:

  • satisfy the medical criteria
  • have successfully completed a recognised driver training course
  • have evidence of a good driving record for the 5 years before you apply.

If you are transporting explosives and security-sensitive dangerous substances you must be made a 'Responsible Worker' under a Security-Sensitive Dangerous Goods Permit.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You must maintain your medical fitness.


Up to five years


As indicated on the licence.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Licence All $81.00
Renew Renewal All $81.00

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Act 2010 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Regulations 2010 Tasmania

Lodgement process


Please lodge your application and accompanying documentation at any Service Tasmania outlet.

Administering agency

Department of Justice

WorkSafe Tasmania

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:


WorkSafe Tasmania

Department of Justice

Operating address: 30 Gordons Hill Road
Rosny Park, Tasmania 7018
Mailing address: PO BOX 56
Rosny Park, Tasmania 7018
Phone: 1300 366 322
Phone: 03 6166 4600
Fax: 03 6173 0206
Email: wstinfo@justice.tas.gov.au
Website: WorkSafe Tasmania (Opens in new window)