About dangerous goods licences
You must have a licence if you are transporting dangerous goods
- in a container with a capacity of more than 500 litres
- weighing more than 500 kilograms.
You do not need a licence to transport intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) with a total capacity of more than 3000 litres, as long as they are not filled or emptied while on the vehicle.
There are two types of dangerous goods licences: a vehicle licence and a driver’s licence.
- Apply for a dangerous goods vehicle licence if you own a vehicle or vehicles transporting dangerous goods in NSW
- Apply for a dangerous goods driver’s licence if you are driving a vehicle transporting dangerous goods in NSW
- If you both own and drive a vehicle or vehicles transporting dangerous goods in NSW, apply for both a dangerous good’s vehicle licence and driver’s licence
- If you are transporting waste in NSW, you may also need a waste transporter’s licence.
Interstate dangerous goods driver licences
A current dangerous goods driver licence issued by any state or territory is recognised throughout Australia. If you hold such a licence, you can drive a dangerous goods vehicle anywhere in NSW.
- Before applying for your dangerous goods driver licence, you must complete the training course: TLILIC0001 or TLILIC3013A* ‘Course in the transport of dangerous goods by road’.
- Find a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that offers the course at Training.gov.au.
- Check with the RTO that they are authorised to present the course for licensing purposes.
* TLILIC3013A will only be accepted by the EPA for applications where the course was undertaken prior to 28 August 2017, and only for the following six months. ASQA will not recognise TLILIC3013A beyond 27/08/17.
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