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:
- undergo a medical fitness test that is no more than 6 months old and that meets specified medical criteria, outlined in the form Questionnaire/Medical Examination for a Dangerous Goods Licence (PDF, 622.1 KB)
- have completed an approved training course within the previous 6 months
- have a good driving record for the 5 years before you apply.
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.