Dangerous Goods Driver Licence - Victoria


You will need this licence to drive a vehicle transporting dangerous goods. This applies to transporting dangerous goods:

  • in a receptacle (container) with a capacity of more than 500 litres
  • in a receptacle where the dangerous goods weigh more than 500 kilograms
  • in intermediate bulk containers (IBC) where the total capacity of IBCs containing dangerous goods on the vehicle is more than 3000 litres, or the IBC is packed or unpacked on the vehicle.

You will also need this licence to transport an empty receptacle, unless it is free of dangerous goods.

Dangerous goods include materials such as:

  • flammable liquids (e.g. petrol, kerosene, turpentine, flammable paints)
  • flammable solids and substances that are spontaneously combustible or dangerous when wet (e.g. sulphur)
  • oxidising substances and organic peroxides (e.g. ammonium nitrate)
  • corrosives (e.g. hydrochloric acid)
  • flammable gases (e.g. LP Gas)
  • non-flammable non-toxic gases (e.g. carbon dioxide).

Please note that the vehicle used to transport the dangerous goods in bulk must be licensed.

Service type


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


You may not need a licence if you hold an equivalent licence in another State or Territory. Furthermore, you may be able to apply for an exemption. Please contact the Agency for further information.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence, you must:

  • be at least twenty-one years old
  • be a Victorian resident
  • hold a certificate in an approved Bulk Dangerous Goods Driver training course (must have been obtained in the last six months)
  • hold a current Driver's Licence
  • have a driving record that is acceptable to the Agency (the past five years will be examined)
  • provide details of any finding of guilt for offences relating to Occupational Health and Safety, for the Transport or Security of Dangerous (including licence suspensions or revocations)
  • pass a medical examination by a qualified medical practitioner that shows you are medically fit to drive a vehicle transporting dangerous goods in bulk
  • submit a properly completed application form and associated documentation.

Your application will be refused if you have been found guilty of an offence (or had your driver's licence revoked or suspended) in the past five years that makes you unsuitable to drive a vehicle transporting dangerous goods.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You must inform the Agency when you become aware that the information provided at the time of your application has become incorrect. This notification must be made within 14 days of the date on which you became aware of the change. This applies to:

  • medical conditions that may lead to driving restrictions or limitations
  • serious driving offences, driver licence cancellation or suspension
  • being found guilty in an Australian Court of an offence that makes you unsuitable to be a bulk dangerous goods driver.

You will also be required to comply with any relevant standards, legislation and codes of practice, or any conditions or restrictions placed on your licence.


Up to five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $91.75

New licence. Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $87.30

Licence renewal. Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Act 1985 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

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

Application process


Please lodge your application and associated documents directly with the Agency. You will need to attach to your form:

  • the original copy of the approved Bulk Dangerous Goods Transport Driver Training course Notice of Assessment
  • the signed Health Certificate
  • two recent passport-sized colour photographs of yourself, signed and dated on the back
  • a certified copy of your driver's licence
  • an original or certified copy of an extract of demerit points
  • an original or certified copy of records of convictions for any driving offence(s) recorded against you.

Approval time

Within 30 days

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance

WorkSafe Victoria

Contact details

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