Dangerous Goods Vehicle Licence - Tasmania


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.

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:

  • 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.



Up to three years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $158.00
Renew Renewal All $158.00
Transfer Transfer All $158.00

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Act 2010 TAS

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Regulations 2010 TAS

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.

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.


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)