Dangerous goods driver licences

Do you need a licence?

If you drive a road vehicle to transport dangerous goods, you must be licensed by WorkSafe Tasmania if the capacity of the containers you transport:

  • exceed 500 litres or kilograms for a container
  • exceed 3000 litres for a single IBC (Intermediate Bulk Container) or total capacity of IBCs, not filled or emptied on the vehicle
  • are a Risk Category 3 load for Class 1 (explosives).

The licence is valid up to 5 years.

Applying for and renewing a dangerous goods driver licence

You must submit a completed Application For A Dangerous Goods Driver Licence form (PDF, 535.1 KB) at a Service Tasmania outlet.

To be eligible to apply for a licence, you must:

WorkSafe will not grant you a licence if:

  • you have been found guilty by a court in Australia of an offence that makes you unsuitable to be the driver of a vehicle transporting dangerous goods
  • your drivers licence has been cancelled or suspended on grounds that make you unsuitable to be the driver of a vehicle transporting dangerous goods
  • you are subject to a court order prohibiting you from being involved in transporting dangerous goods by road.

To renew your licence you will need to apply as if it was a new licence.

Resources

WorkSafe Tasmania resources

Application for a Dangerous Goods Driver Licence form (PDF, 535.1 KB)

Questionnaire/Medical Examination for a Dangerous Goods Licence (PDF, 622.1 KB)

Other resources

Road and rail transport checklist for alcohol-based hand sanitiser: National Transport Commission (external link)

Updated: 26th May 2020