Licence for a Vehicle to Transport Dangerous Goods - Victoria


You will need this licence 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.

Service type


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


You may be able to apply for an exemption. Please contact the Agency 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.

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 Agency will issue you with a licence label.


Up to five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Licence All $15.60

Per vehicle licence. Fees 2023-24

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.