Licence for a Vehicle to Transport Dangerous Goods - Victoria

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to own a road vehicle (such as a truck or van) that is used to transport dangerous goods. A vehicle must be licensed to transport dangerous goods if it carries either:

  • more than 500 kilograms of dangerous goods in a receptacle (container)
  • dangerous goods in a receptacle with a capacity of more than 500 litres.

Each vehicle needs to be licensed according to the class of dangerous goods carried. A vehicle licence is required for the transport of dangerous goods, such as in a tank vehicle, in demountable tanks, in intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) including pallet boxes or bulk bags, or for solid dangerous goods, in bins or hoppers on the vehicles.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Licence

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

Exemptions

You may be able to apply for an exemption. Please contact the Authority for further information.

Eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible for this licence you must:

  • ensure your vehicle is registered
  • ensure any tank forming part of your vehicle has a tank design approval number
  • ensure your vehicle is suitable to transport each relevant type of dangerous goods
  • ensure your vehicle complies with the Australian Dangerous Goods Code
  • submit a the required forms
  • pay the prescribed fees.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

The driver of the vehicle is required to hold a dangerous goods drivers licence.

The vehicle must have the correct licence label for the transportation of dangerous goods attached securely to the road vehicle in a visible place. The authority will issue you with a licence label.

Duration

Up to five years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Licence All $14.20 Per vehicle licence (fee 2018-2019).

Other resources

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Act 1985 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods (Transport by Road or Rail) Regulations 2018 Victoria

Additional information

Please note that a vehicle licence is not required for the transport of dangerous goods in IBCs if the IBCs are not filled or emptied while on the vehicle and the total capacity of IBCs containing dangerous goods on the vehicle is not more than 3000 litres.

Please note that if you intend to manufacture or design a bulk tank to be used for the transportation of dangerous goods, your design will need to be approved by the Agency.

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance

WorkSafe Victoria

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:

Licensing Branch

WorkSafe Victoria

Department of Treasury and Finance

Operating address: 1 Malop Street
Geelong, Victoria 3220
Mailing address: GPO BOX 4293
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 03 9641 1555
Phone: 1300 852 562
Email: licensing@worksafe.vic.gov.au
Website: WorkSafe Victoria (Opens in new window)