A vehicle used to transport dangerous goods in NSW must have a dangerous goods vehicle licence if the vehicle
- is carrying any quantity of dangerous goods in a receptacle with a capacity of more than 500 litres
- is carrying any receptacle containing more than 500 kilograms of dangerous goods
A dangerous goods vehicle licence is not required for transport of intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) with a total capacity of up to 3000 litres, unless any IBC is filled or emptied while on a vehicle.
Licences are issued for vehicles such as
- rigid vehicles
- B-double trailers
- road-train trailers
Prime movers are not licensed.
Licences are valid for one year and are nationally recognised.
Where multiple vehicles require a licence, they can all be included on a single licence containing details of each vehicle.
To apply for a dangerous goods vehicle licence
- complete the vehicle licence application form (PDF 384KB)
- provide information about the vehicle such as its registration number and advise the class or classes of dangerous goods to be carried
- hold an insurance policy for the vehicle to cover clean-up and emergency services costs related to any vehicles and goods involved in an accident or spill
- pay the licence application fee
- provide a rear image of the vehicle showing the number plate and vehicle type.
For tank vehicles, you must also provide
- the date of the last hydrostatic test carried out on the vehicle (if applicable)
- an image of the tank compliance plate showing a valid design approval number and the tank serial number
- for heavy vehicle tank trailers, details of the roll stability system (RSS) fitted
Note: RSS is mandatory for these trailers manufactured from 1 July 2014, and from 1 January 2019 will be mandatory for ALL these trailers.
See Approval of a dangerous goods road tank vehicle design for more information.
- New licence: $87 per vehicle
- Additional vehicle(s) on current licence: $87 per vehicle
- Licence renewal: $87 per vehicle
- Transfer of licence: $11