Commercial Goods Vehicle Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to transport iron ore (or any mining product containing iron ore).

This licence applies only if transporting from any mine or mine stockpile situated within a 100 km radius of Wubin, Pindar, Geraldton, Marchagee and South Mine 94 or within an area 100 km on either side of either the:

  • Northern Railway Line between Wubin and Geraldton, including the Pindar to Mullewa section
  • Midland Railway Line between Marchagee and Geraldton
  • railway line between South Mine 94 and Dongara.

Licences will be issued to commercial goods vehicle owners allowing them to haul iron ore by road transport where rail transport is not a practical option.

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

The agency will consider a range of matters when assessing your application, including the following:

  • the necessity of the service and convenience to the public
  • the adequacy of existing services
  • your character, qualifications and financial stability
  • the interests of the persons requiring transport and the community generally
  • the routes and area in which you intend to operate
  • the fares and freight rates you propose to charge.

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


For a period of one year or for a particular purpose of specified duration.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Transport Co-ordination Act 1966 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Transport Co-ordination Regulations 1985 Western Australia

Lodgement process


Application must be posted. Please allow 2 to 4 weeks to receive your new licence by mail.

Administering agency

Department of Transport


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:

Commercial Goods Vehicle Licences


Department of Transport

Western Australia
Mailing address: GPO BOX C102
Perth, Western Australia 6839
Fax: 08 6551 6625
Other: 1300 669 995