Controlled Waste Carrier Licence - Western Australia


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

Individual drivers transporting bulk controlled waste will need to apply for a driver's licence. The owner of tanks transporting bulk controlled waste must apply for a separate controlled waste licence for each tank.

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:

  • provide a copy of your certificate of incorporation or a copy of your certificate of registration of business name if applying as a company
  • provide details of your spill management plan
  • attach a confirmation letter from the proposed disposal site that they are capable of accepting the controlled waste of the category you are transporting.

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


1, 3 or 5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees are listed on the attached document.

Act(s) name

Environmental Protection Act 1986 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Environmental Protection (Controlled Waste) Regulations 2004 Western Australia

Additional information

When transporting controlled waste, you will need a controlled waste tracking form. Each tracking form represents one truckload of controlled waste and is valid for one disposal only. A controlled waste tracking form is used to track the controlled waste from point of generation to point of disposal. For controlled waste carriers, a controlled waste tracking form is needed when you transport 200 kilograms or litres or more of controlled waste.

Controlled waste tracking forms are issued by the Agency either electronically or in paper form. If you intend to use electronic tracking forms, you must apply to the Agency for access to the controlled waste tracking system.

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:

Controlled Waste

Environmental Regulation

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 33
Cloisters Square Po, Western Australia 6850
Phone: 08 6364 7000
Website: Controlled Waste (Opens in new window)