Bulk Controlled Waste Driver Licence - Western Australia


You will require this licence if you intend to drive a vehicle that transports a bulk controlled waste on a road in Western Australia. If you intend to operate a business that transports bulk controlled waste or packaged controlled waste, you will require a separate carrier licence.

Bulk controlled waste is a controlled waste that is transported in a tank which is on, attached to or part of a vehicle. Controlled waste is all waste produced by, or as a result of:

  • an industrial or commercial activity
  • a medical, nursing, dental, veterinary, pharmaceutical or other related activity
  • activities carried out on or at a laboratory
  • an apparatus for the treatment of sewage.

Controlled waste includes asbestos, clinical or related waste, tyres and waste that has been immobilised or encapsulated.

Please note that the owner of tanks transporting bulk controlled waste will be required to apply for a separate controlled waste vehicle licence for each vehicle and / or tank used to transport controlled waste.

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:

  • hold a B class licence
  • complete a controlled waste driver training course and examination
  • satisfy the Agency that you have the adequate technical competence to drive a vehicle transporting a bulk controlled waste
  • complete the required application form
  • pay the required fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



1, 3 or 5 years, as specified on the licence.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $225.00

One year

Apply Application All $345.00 Three years
Apply Application All $465.00 Five years
Renew Renewal All $60.00 One year
Renew Renewal All $180.00 Three years
Renew Renewal All $300.00 Five years

Act(s) name

Environmental Protection Act 1986 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Environmental Protection (Controlled Waste) Regulations 2004 Western Australia

Lodgement process


You must lodge your application with two passport-sized photos.

Approval time

30 days.

Administering agency

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

Environmental Regulation

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:

Enquiries, Controlled Waste

Environmental Regulation

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

Operating address: The Atrium
Level 4
168 St Georges Terrace
Perth, Western Australia 6000
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 33
Cloisters Square Po, Western Australia 6850
Phone: 08 6467 5299
Email: cwts@dwer.wa.gov.au