Licence to transport dangerous goods

Both the vehicle and the driver must be licensed when the vehicle is used to transport:

  • dangerous goods in a receptacle with a capacity of more than 500 litres
  • more than 500 kilograms of dangerous goods in a receptacle.

Who should apply

Any vehicle or driver transporting dangerous goods in the prescribed quantities must be licensed.

A licence is not required, when the dangerous goods are transported in intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) with a total capacity of IBCs up to 3,000 litres, provided they are not filled or emptied while on the vehicle.

How to apply

1. Application form

Download the application forms from the SafeWork SA website.

Alternatively, contact the Dangerous Substances Team, SafeWork SA by phoning 8226 4885 or email:

2. Lodgement

Lodge the application with SafeWork SA by post or in person with the specified fee and all of the supporting documentation indicated in your application.

SafeWork SA contact details and office locations


From 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021

Dangerous goods driver's licence Fees
1 year$27.75
2 years$56.00
3 years $84.00
Replacement licence$27.25
Dangerous goods vehicle licenceFees
Per vehicle, new issue and renewal (1 year or less) $168.00
Per vehicle, new issue and renewal (more than 1 year and less than 2 years) $338.00
Per vehicle, new issue and renewal (more than 2 years) $505.00
Replacement licence $27.25

Renewing your licence

Licences must be renewed every three years for drivers. Vehicle licences are issued for one to three years, after which it is necessary to renew them.

To renew your licence, download and complete a new application form.

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