Dangerous Goods Vehicle Licence - Tasmania


Your vehicle will require this licence if you are transporting dangerous goods that:

  • exceeds 500 litres or kilograms for a container
  • exceeds 3000 litres for an intermediate bulk container (IBC), not filled or emptied on the vehicle
  • are a Risk Category 3 load for Class 1 (explosives).

Dangerous goods are defined in the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail (ADG Code) and may include: gases, flammable liquids and solids, oxidising substances, substances liable to spontaneous combustion, toxic substances, infectious substances, corrosive substances, organic peroxides and substances dangerous if wet.

Drivers will also need to possess a Dangerous Goods Drivers Licence. 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.


You do not need this license if your vehicle is:

  • a prime mover
  • a converter dolly.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • provide the registration number, make and type of the road vehicle
  • state the type of dangerous goods intended to be transported
  • inform the Agency of any other dangerous goods vehicle licences for another vehicle
  • satisfy the Agency that your vehicle and equipment is maintained in a safe condition for use
  • satisfy the Agency that you have personal protective equipment and vehicle safety equipment
  • satisfy the Agency that your vehicle meets roadworthiness standards.

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



A dangerous goods vehicle licence takes effect either on the day, or the day after, the licence is granted depending on what the licence specifies.


A period not longer than 5 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $162.00
Renew Renewal All $162.00
Transfer Transfer All $162.00

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Act 2010 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Regulations 2010 Tasmania

Application process


Please lodge your form and the accompanying documents directly to the Agency. You will need to include a completed application form, the prescribed fee, and the tank design approval number, including current testing and inspection documentation.


The licence for the vehicle is not valid for another vehicle.

Additional information

You must be able to demonstrate that under the provisions of all the relevant codes and standards your vehicle complies with the following:

  • vehicle and equipment maintenance
  • personal protective equipment and vehicle safety equipment
  • tank design and construction
  • general roadworthiness.

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)