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 (2022 Edition).

The driving history of an applicant will be assessed to determine if they are a suitable person to drive a vehicle transporting dangerous goods. An application for a Dangerous Goods Driver licence may be refused if the driver has been found guilty of an offence (or had their driver’s licence revoked or suspended) in the past five years that makes them unsuitable to drive a vehicle transporting dangerous goods.

Applicants must be familiar with the provisions of the Dangerous Substances Act 1979, the Dangerous Substances (Dangerous Goods Transport) Regulations 2008 and the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail.

New licence applications and replacement of a lost licence

FormFeeDuration
Dangerous goods drivers licence - Application $28.75 (1 year)
$58.00 (2 years)
$87.00 (3 years)
1-3 years
Dangerous goods drivers licence - Replacement $28.75 Until next renewal

Registered Training OrganisationTelephone Date of Approval Approval Number Course Name or Code Revocation/
Variation Date
Access Training Centre Pty Ltd (08) 8169 9800 13/11/2018 SA DGDL ACCESS 11/2018 ADG7,
TLILIC0001
 
Australian Workplace Training Pty Ltd (08) 8282 7600 31/12/2009 SA DGDL AWT 4/2017 ADG7,
TLILIC0001
varied on
20/03/2017
Construction Industry Training Centre Inc. (08) 8301 4500 11/08/2017 SA DGDL CITC 10/2017 ADG7,
TLILIC0001
varied on
11/08/2017
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
Fire Training & Safety Services Pty Ltd (08) 8370 9053 30/12/2009 SA DGL FIRETRAINING 2/2017 ADG7,
TLILIC0001
varied on
20/03/2017
Natwide Personnel Pty Ltd (08) 8360 2379 27/03/2017 SA DGDL NATWIDE 9/2017 ADG7,
TLILIC0001
varied on
04/04/2017
Training Innovation Management & Enterprise Pty Ltd (trading as TIME Pty Ltd) (08) 8351 9888 01/06/2010
07/07/2010
06/04/2017
SA DGDL TIME 3/2017 ADG7,
TLILIC0001
varied on
26/09/2017
Transport Training Solutions Pty Ltd (t/a Allan Miller Transport Training)(08) 8186 720006/09/2018SA DGDL AMILLER 11/2017TLILIC0001Varied 06/09/2018
Yullen Pty Ltd and Lepeka Pty Ltd (trading as Courtesy Driving School) (08) 8345 4911 24/08/2016
11/05/2017
SA DGDL COURTESY 7/2017 ADG7,
TLILIC0001
varied on
24/08/2016

Licence renewals

A renewal invoice will be sent to you 60 days prior to the expiry of your current licence.

Please ensure your contact details are up to date with SafeWork SA to receive your invoice on time.

You are not required to submit an electronic application form.


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. Licences are issued for vehicles such as trailers, rigid vehicles, B-double trailers and road-train trailers. Prime movers and converter dollies do not require a dangerous goods vehicle licence.

Applicants must be familiar with the provisions of the Dangerous Substances Act 1979 (SA), the Dangerous Substances (Dangerous Goods Transport) Regulations 2008 (SA) and the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail.

Before you start your application, please note:

  • if it is a tank vehicle you will need to provide a clear photo of the compliance plate. This is evidence that the tank vehicle has design approval.
  • the driver of the vehicle will need to hold a licence to transport dangerous goods
  • the vehicle must be covered by a policy of insurance that indemnifies the vehicle for the carriage of dangerous goods with a minimum of $5,000,000 cover for clean-up and emergency services costs.

New licence applications and replacement of a lost licence

FormFeeDuration

Dangerous goods - Vehicle licence - Application

$174 (1 year)
$351 (2 years)
$525 (3 years)
1-3 years
Dangerous goods - Vehicle licence - Replacement $28.75 Until next renewal

Licences are not required when:

  • the dangerous goods are transported in an intermediate 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.

Licence renewals

A renewal invoice will be sent to you 30 days prior to the expiry of your current licence.

Please ensure your contact details are up to date with SafeWork SA to receive your invoice on time.

You are not required to submit an electronic application form.