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Dangerous goods transport

Dangerous Goods Driver Licence

Medical standards for drivers of private and commercial vehicles apply, requiring applicants for Dangerous Goods Driver Licences to have a medical conducted in accordance with Assessing Fitness to Drive for commercial and private vehicle drivers (2016 Edition).

See Assessing Fitness to Drive for further information.

Driver Licence to Transport Dangerous Goods above prescribed quantities.

Fees: Refer to Related Information for current fees.

Duration: 3 years

In South Australia, the following legislation regulates the licensing of vehicles that are used to transport dangerous goods:

  • Dangerous Substances Act 1979
  • Dangerous Substances (Dangerous Goods Transport) Regulations 2008

The Regulations require a vehicle transporting dangerous goods and the person driving the vehicle in prescribed quantities to be licensed

A vehicle and a driver 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.

A licence is not required, when the dangerous goods are transported in intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) with a total capacity of IBCs up to 3000 litres, provided that they are not filled or emptied while on the vehicle.

Form:

  • Application for a Dangerous Goods Driver Licence
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Example Dangerous Goods Driver Licence

Dangerous Goods Vehicle Licence

Vehicle Licence to Transport Dangerous Goods above prescribed quantities.

Fees: Refer to Related Information for Current Fees.

Duration: 1-3 years

In South Australia, the following legislation regulates the licensing of vehicles that are used to transport dangerous goods:

  • Dangerous Substances Act 1979
  • Dangerous Substances (Dangerous Goods Transport) Regulations 2008

The Regulations require a vehicle transporting dangerous goods and the person driving the vehicle in prescribed quantities to be licensed

A vehicle and a driver 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.

Each unit of a combination vehicle, if transporting a licensable amount, requires a licence.

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.

Forms:

  • Application for a Dangerous Goods Vehicle Licence (DGV01)
  • Details of Truck Vehicles (DGV02)
  • Details of Tanker Vehicles (DGV03)