Dangerous goods driver licences

Both a vehicle and a driver are required to be licensed to transport dangerous goods when the vehicle is used to transport:

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

Medical standards for drivers of private and commercial vehicles apply. Anyone applying for a dangerous goods driver licence is required to have a medical conducted in accordance with Assessing fitness to drive for commercial and private vehicle drivers (2016 Edition).

Applicants must be familiar with the provisions of the Dangerous Substances Act 1979, the Dangerous Substances (Dangerous Goods Transport) Regulations 2008 and relevant Codes of Practice and Australian Standards.

FormFeeDuration
Dangerous goods drivers licence - Application $27.75 (1 year)
$56.00 (2 years)
$84.00 (3 years)
1-3 years
Dangerous goods drivers licence - Replacement $27.25 Until next renewal

Registered Training OrganisationTelephone Date of Approval Approval Number Course Name or Code Revocation/
Variation Date
Fire Training & Safety Services Pty Ltd 8370 9053 30/12/2009 SA DGL FIRETRAINING 2/2017 ADG7,
TLILIC0001
varied on
20/03/2017
Australian Workplace Training Pty Ltd 8282 7600 31/12/2009 SA DGL AWT 4/2017 ADG7,
TLILIC0001
varied on
20/03/2017
Training Innovation Management & Enterprise Pty Ltd (trading as TIME Pty Ltd) 8351 9888 1/06/2010
7/07/2010
6/04/2017
SA DGDL TIME 3/2017 ADG7,
TLILIC0001
varied on
16/04/2014
Yullen Pty Ltd and Lepeka Pty Ltd (trading as Courtesy Driving School) 8345 4911 24/08/2016
11/05/2017
SA DGDL COURTESY 7/2017 ADG7,
TLILIC0001
varied on
24/08/2016
Elizabeth Anne West (trading as Chemtrain Services) (02) 6582 6410 11/10/2016 SA DGDL CHEMTRAIN 8/2016 ADG7,
TLILIC0001
varied on
13/02/2017
Natwide Personnel Pty Ltd 8360 2379 27/03/2017 SA DGDL NATWIDE 9/2017 ADG7,
TLILIC0001
varied on
4/04/2017
Transqual Pty Ltd (02) 4962 2707 7/07/2016
11/08/2017
SA DGDL TRANSQUAL 6/2016 ADG7,
TLILIC0001
varied on
11/08/2017
Construction Industry Training Centre Inc. 8301 4500 11/08/2017 SA DGDL CITC 10/2017 ADG7,
TLILIC0001
varied on
11/08/2017
Access Training Centre Pty Ltd 8169 9800 13/11/2018 SA DGDL ACCESS 11/2018 ADG7,
TLILIC0001
varied on
13/11/2018
Into Training Australia Pty Ltd 1300 739 881 23/01/2020 SA DGDL INTO TRAINING 12/2020 ADG7,
TLILIC0001
varied on
23/01/2020

Dangerous goods vehicle licences

A vehicle is required to be licensed to transport dangerous goods when the vehicle is used to transport:

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

The Regulations require both the vehicle transporting dangerous goods and the person driving the vehicle to be licensed. Additionally, if a combination vehicle is being used to transport dangerous goods, each vehicle unit requires a licence, if it is transporting a licensable amount.

Applicants must be familiar with the provisions of the Dangerous Substances Act 1979 (SA), the Dangerous Substances (Dangerous Goods Transport) Regulations 2008 (SA) and relevant Codes of Practice and Australian Standards.

FormFeeDuration

Dangerous goods - Vehicle licence - Application

$168 (1 year)
$338 (2 years)
$505 (3 years)
1-3 years
Dangerous goods - Vehicle licence - Replacement $27.25 Until next renewal

Licences are not required when:

  • the dangerous goods are transported in an immediate bulk container (IBC) where IBC is not filled or emptied on the vehicle, and the total capacity of IBCs on the vehicle is not more than 3000 litres
  • a licence is in force in respect of the vehicle under the Explosives Act 1936
  • the vehicle is a unit of rolling stock
  • the vehicle is a prime mover or a converter dolly.
Page last updated: 30 June 2020