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Transport of dangerous goods licences


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).

Application form: Dangerous goods driver licence - Application form

Dangerous goods driver licence - Application for replacement 

Fees: $78.50

Duration: 3 years

Legislation:

Dangerous goods driver licence holders register

SafeWork SA is required to publish a register of all persons licenced to drive dangerous goods vehicles.

Training providers for dangerous goods driver licence
Name of Registered Training Organisation Date of Approval Approval Number Course Name or Code Revocation/Variation Date
Fire Training & Safety Services Pty Ltd 30/12/2009 SA DGL FIRETRAINING 2/2017 ADG7,TLILIC0001 varied on 20/03/2017
Australian Workplace Training Pty Ltd 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) 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) 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) 11/10/2016 SA DGDL CHEMTRAIN 8/2016 ADG7,TLILIC0001 varied on 13/02/2017
Natwide Personnel Pty Ltd 27/03/2017 SA DGDL NATWIDE 9/2017 ADG7,TLILIC0001 varied on 4/04/2017
Transqual Pty Ltd 7/07/2016 11/08/2017 SA DGDL TRANSQUAL 6/2016 ADG7,TLILIC0001 varied on 11/08/2017
Construction Industry Training Centre Inc. 11/08/2017 SA DGDL CITC 10/2017 ADG7,TLILIC0001 varied on 11/08/2017

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 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.

Application form:

Additional requirements:

Fees: $157 (1 year), $316 (2 years), $472 (3 years)

Duration: 1-3 years

Legislation:

Bulk vehicle licences register


Dangerous substances transport

Transporting dangerous substances is an operation that has the potential to impact the environment and the surrounding community, which is why dangerous goods classifies the substances as dangerous for transport via road, rail, air or sea; emphasising the risk and necessity for licensing and regulations to abide by.

You can apply for exemptions, approvals and determinations under the Dangerous Substances (Dangerous Goods Transport) Regulations 2008 by completing the application forms.

Exemptions

Your exemption identifies a provision of the regulations under the Act that you wish to exempt. There must be details of the dangerous substances to which the exemption may apply. The exemption will specifically relate to the transport of the dangerous goods by vehicle.

    Application form:

    Register of exemptions

    Approvals

    Completing the application for approvals will ensure you have approval to be licenced under the Dangerous substances legislation. Ensuring the necessary steps has been completed to gain approval for certain tasks that are involved with dangerous substances such as the method of segregation and the use of a vehicle to transport the dangerous goods.

    Application form:

    Register of approvals
    Approval No Date granted Name of the holder Subject of approval
    DGSA001/RT 1/06/2010 Chelmitlee Family Trust Road tanker, rigid goose neck for LP Gas-capacity 51.32 kL
    DGSA002 1/11/2010 Transtainer Sales and Leasing Pty Ltd Rigid Plastics IBC for packing group II & III liquid dangerous goods. Capacity: 1000L. Product code-HSLP/1000
    DGSA003/RT 9/06/2011 Contract Resources Pty Ltd Vacuum Waste Tanker for Class 9 only (Environmentally hazardous substances). Total tank capacity 12.59kL.
    DGSA004/RT 9/06/2011 Contract Resources Pty Ltd Vacuum Waste Tanker for Class 3 (Hydrocarbon waste petrol distillate) & Class 9 (Environmentally hazardous substances). Total tank capacity 12.59kL.
    DGSA005 21/06/2011 varied on 30/06/2014 Transtainer Sales and Leasing Pty Ltd Rigid Plastics IBC for packing group II & III liquid dangerous goods. Capacity: 1514L. Product Code-GE/HSLP/1514
    DGSA006 26/07/2011 Amcor Packaging (Australia) Pty Ltd Fibreboard box for 10 gas cartridges, Class 2.1. Amcor product code-0100440993.
    DGSA007 25/08/2011 DG Air Freight Pty Ltd combination packaging for liquid DG PG I, II, III. Amcor outer fibreboard box, code 4242; inner 4x1L glass bottles.
    DGSA008 26/10/2011 DG Air Freight Pty Ltd combination packaging for liquid DG PG I, II, III. Amcor outer fibreboard box, inner 1x1L glass bottle.
    DGSA009/RT 14/11/2011 Jamieson Australia Pty Ltd Road tank trailer for limited range of sulphuric acids, Class 8. Tank capacity: 18 836L.
    DGSA010/RT 27/01/2012 Jamieson Australia Pty Ltd B- Double tank trailer for limited range of sulphuric acids, Class 8. Tank capacity: 14000L (lead trailer) & 25000L (rear trailer).
    DGSA010 2/03/2012 Transtainer Sales and Leasing Pty Ltd HDPE/SS Composite IBC for packing group III liquid dangerous goods. Capacity:132L. Product Code; AAT-1211-AAT-1230.
    DGSA012/RT 18/10/2012 BOC Ltd Cryogenic road tanker (rigid body vehicle) for liquified nitrogen, Class2.2. Tank capacity: 1200L.
    DGSA014 18/09/2012 Transtainer Sales and Leasing Pty Ltd SS 316, 2000L IBC for PG III liquid dangerous goods. Product Code:HSL200(C3-O)
    DGSA015 22/02/2013 Amcor Packaging (Australia) Pty Ltd Combination packaging; Fibreboard box outer, 4x4L bottles containg 34.5% sulphuric acid
    DGSA016 19/12/2012 MACPACK Pty Ltd t/a Rick Macgowan Agencies Plastic film bag for PG III solid dangerous goods. Max net mass -25kg
    DGSA017/RT 26/04/2013 amended on 17/04/2014 Jamieson Australia Pty Ltd. C/O PG&A Project & Design Management P/L Bitumen Tank Vehicle for Class 9 ( UN3257), Class 3 UN1999. Tank capacity 30000L.
    DGSA018/RT 17/06/2013 Jamieson Australia Pty Ltd. C/O PG&A Project & Design Management P/L Flammable Lquid Tank Vehicle for Class 3 ( UN1999). Tank capacity 56,000L (20kL lead tank, 36kL tag tank).
    DGSA019 15/05/2013 AMCOR Packaging (Australia) Pty Ltd Fibreboard box outer (special packaging 4GV) for combination packaging with any type of inner packaging or article, any DG liquid or solid,PG I, II & III. Max net mass 20.0 kg.
    DGSA020 05/07/213 AMCOR Packaging (Australia) Pty Ltd Combination packaging for liquid DG PG I; fibreboard box outer, 8 x 4 L metal cans inner.
    DGSA021 3/12/2013 Milford IBC Pty ltd composite IBC, 1000L, stackable, steel frame, plastic clad, collapsible; disposable plastic bag inner receptacle; PGI & II DGs.
    DGSA022/PT 21/03/2014 Contract Resources Pty Ltd portable vacuum waste tank, KOKS Ecovac, manufactured in Holand, approved under ADR 2011.
    DGSA023/RT 10/09/2014 Clean Energy Equipment Pty Ltd Cryogenic tank trailer for LNG , Div.2.1 UN1972.
    DGSA024/RT 24/11/2014 Jamieson Australia Pty Ltd 40KL tank trailer for Class 3 ,UN 1268
    DGSA025/RT 16/01/2015 Jamieson Australia Pty Ltd 21kL tank trailer for Class 8; UN 1830, UN 1832, UN2796
    DGSA026 19/03/2015 DG Air Freight Pty Ltd Combination packaging for liquid DG PG I,II,III; fibreboard box outer, 6 x 1 L Pharm Liquid glass bottles inner.
    DGSA027 19/03/2015 DG Air Freight Pty Ltd Combination packaging for liquid DG PG I,II,III; fibreboard box outer, 9 x 1 L Pharm Liquid glass bottles inner.
    DGSA028 19/03/2015 DG Air Freight Pty Ltd Combination packaging for liquid DG PG I,II,III; fibreboard box outer, 4 x 4 L Pharlm Liquid glass bottles inner.
    DGSA029 19/03/2015 DG Air Freight Pty Ltd Combination packaging for liquid DG PG I,II,III; fibreboard box outer, 12 x 1 L Pharm Liquid glass bottles inner.
    DGSA030 19/03/2015 DG Air Freight Pty Ltd Combination packaging for liquid DG PG I,II,III; fibreboard box outer, 1 x 1 L Pharm Liquid glass bottles inner.
    DGSA031 17/04/2015 MACPAC PTY LTD t/a MacGowan Agenices Plastic film bag (5H4) for PG III solid dangerous goods; gross mass-28kg.
    DGSA032 7/05/2015 Chem-Supply Pty Ltd 2.5 L HDPE Winchester bottle for liquid dangerous goods PGII and PGIII.
    DGSA033 7/05/2015 Chem-Supply Pty Ltd 4.0 L HDPE Winchester bottle for liquid dangerous goods PGII and PGIII.
    DGSA034 7/05/2015 Chem-Supply Pty Ltd 2.5 L glass bottle for liquid dangerous goods PGI, PGII and PGIII.
    DGSA035/RT 1/06/2015 Blade Engineering Pty Ltd 11 Kl vacuum tank vehicle for Class 3, Class 8 and Division 6.1 dangerous goods.
    DGSA036/RT 5/06/2015 Jamieson Australia Pty Ltd 16 Kl tank trailer for Class 8 dangerous goods: UN 1830, UN1832, UN2796.
    DGSA037/RT 5/06/2015 Jamieson Australia Pty Ltd 15 Kl tank trailer for Class 8 dangerous goods: UN1830, UN1832, UN2796.
    DGSA038/RT 5/06/2015 Jamieson Australia Pty Ltd 14 Kl tank trailer for Class 8 dangerous goods: UN 1830, UN1832, UN2796.
    DGSA039/RT 3/03/2016 Jamieson Australia Pty Ltd 26 kL vacuum tank trailer for Class 9 dangerous goods UN 3077.
    DGSA040 7/04/2016 Orora Limited Combination packaging for liquid DG Class 8, PG II (UN1814) or PG III (UN1805); 24 x 250ml plastics bottles placed in fibreboard box outer packaging.
    DGSA041 7/04/2016 Orora Limited Combination packaging for liquid DG Class 8, PG II (UN1814) or PG III (UN1805); 12 x 500ml plastics bottles placed in fibreboard box outer packaging.
    DGSA042 7/04/2016 Orora Limited Combination packaging for liquid DG Class 8, PG II (UN1814) and III (UN1805); 12 x 1L plastics bottles placed in fibreboard box outer packaging.
    DGSA043 7/04/2016 Orora Limited Combination packaging for liquid DG Class 8, PG II (UN1814) and III (UN1805); 2 x 5L plastic bottles placed in fibreboard box outer packaging.
    DGSA044/RT 15/02/2016 Jamieson Australia Pty Ltd 23 kL tank trailer for Class 8 dangerous good: UN1830, UN 1832, UN2769.
    DGSA045/RT 10/03/2016 Jamieson Australia Pty Ltd 11.2 kL bitumen tank vehicle for Class 3 (UN1999) and Class 9 (UN3257) dangerous goods
    DGSA046/RT 30/06/2016 Jamieson Australia Pty Ltd 16 kL tank trailer for Class 8 dangerous goods: UN1830, UN 1832, UN2769.
    DGSA047/RT 30/06/2016 Jamieson Australia Pty Ltd 19 kL tank trailer for Class 8 dangerous goods: UN1830, UN 1832, UN2769.
    DGSA048/RT 15/09/2016 Jamieson Australia Pty Ltd 27 kL tank trailer for Class 3 dangerous goods; UN 1268 and UN 1203.
    DGSA049/RT 23/12/2016 Jamieson Australia Pty Ltd 9 kL bitumen spray tank vehicle for Class 3, UN 1999 and Class 9, UN 3257.
    DGSA050/RT 17/03/2017 Jamieson Australia Pty Ltd 16 kL tank trailer for Class 8 dangerous goods: UN1830, UN 1832, UN2769.
    DGSA051/RT 17/03/2017 Jamieson Australia Pty Ltd 19 kL tank trailer for Class 8 dangerous goods: UN1830, UN 1832, UN2769.
    DGSA052/RT 16/01/2018 Jamieson Australia PTY LTD 13 kL tank trailer for Class 3 dangerous goods, UN1270
    DGSA053/RT 8/03/2018 Jamieson Australia PTY LTD 25 kL tank trailer for Division 5.1, Ammonium Nitrate Emulsion, UN 3375.
    DGSA054/RT 5/06/2018 Jamieson Australia PTY LTD 17 kL bitumen tank trailer for Class 3 and 9
    DGSA055/RT 21/06/2018 Jamieson Australia PTY LTD 6.5 kL tank vehicle for Class 3 dangerous goods, UN1270

    Determinations

    Applying for a determination creates an influence over the suspected grounds of goods that should be considered a dangerous substance. The application can enable Authority to determine dangerous goods be classified, marked or packed in accordance with the Dangerous Goods (Transport by Road or Rail) Regulations 2008.

    Application form:

    Fees: $341 per determination or variation