You will require this licence if you drive a vehicle transporting dangerous goods where they:
- exceed 500 litres or kilograms for a container
- exceed 3000 litres for an intermediate bulk container (IBC), not filled or emptied on the vehicle
- are risk category 2 or 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.
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.
Drivers will also need to possess a Dangerous Goods Drivers Licence. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.