Bulk Controlled Waste Vehicle / Tank Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to transport bulk controlled waste or a packaged controlled waste on a road in Western Australia. Packaged controlled waste is a controlled waste transported in a container. Bulk controlled waste is a controlled waste that is transported in a tank. Controlled waste refers to waste that is produced by:

  • 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 sewage, chemicals, asbestos, tyres and food processing waste.

To apply for this licence as an individual, organisation or business, you must also be licensed as a Controlled Waste Carrier. Each individual driver engaged by a carrier must also be licensed as a Controlled Waste Driver.

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 controlled waste carrier licence
  • provide details of your spill management plan
  • ensure your vehicle registered.

Before your licence is approved, you may have to have your vehicle / tank inspected by the Agency.


1, 3 or 5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Licence All -

Licence fees:

  • 1 year - $225.00
  • 3 years - $555.00
  • 5 years - $885.00

Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All -

Renewal fees:

  • 1 year - $60.00
  • 3 years - $180.00
  • 5 years - $300.00

Fees for 2023-24

Transfer Transfer All $105.00

Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All $105.00

Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Environmental Protection Act 1986 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Environmental Protection (Controlled Waste) Regulations 2004 Western Australia

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.