Dangerous goods drivers and vehicles
You need a dangerous goods driver licence and vehicle licence when transporting dangerous goods in an individual receptacle with a capacity of more than 500kg or 500 litres.
Dangerous goods driver licensing
To be eligible to apply for a dangerous goods driver licence in the Northern Territory you must:
- be a Northern Territory resident
- hold a Northern Territory driver licence issued by the Motor Vehicle Registry
- have a medical certificate issued not more than six months before you apply
- successfully completed the TLILIC0001 - 'Licence to transport dangerous goods by road' course, delivered by an NT WorkSafe approved registered training organisation in the preceding six months
- an extract from each driving licensing authority in which you have held a drivers licence within the past five years. If you have only held a NT drivers licence in the past five years, NT WorkSafe can access the required information if authorised to do so.
Additional requirements for dangerous goods - security sensitive ammonium nitrate (SSAN):
- Criminal history check issued not more than six months before you apply
- letter from your employer stating the transport of SSAN is a requirement of your employment conditions.
If you require a dangerous goods drivers licence for class one explosives, use the 'Application for a dangerous goods driver licence - Class 1 explosives' form.
Dangerous goods vehicle licensing
A dangerous goods vehicle licence authorises you to use a specific vehicle (or vehicles) to transport dangerous goods by road. A dangerous goods vehicle licence can list more than one vehicle.
The dangerous goods vehicle licence is issued for three years, but is suspended if the vehicle registration lapses or is cancelled. To drive a dangerous goods vehicle in the Northern Territory, the driver must also hold a dangerous goods driver licence.
Vehicles that do not need to be licensed:
A dangerous goods vehicle licence is not required for prime movers or converter dollies.
The licence is also not required when the dangerous goods being transported:
- is diesel only; or
- are in an intermediate bulk carrier; and
- the intermediate bulk carrier is not packed or unpacked on the vehicle; and
- the total capacity of intermediate bulk carriers containing dangerous goods on the vehicle is not more than 3,000 litres.
An intermediate bulk carrier is a rigid or flexible portable package for transporting dangerous goods that has been tested against the requirements of the 'Australian Dangerous Goods Code' and is designed for mechanical handling.
To apply for a dangerous goods vehicle licence you need to complete the 'Application for a vehicle licence to transport dangerous goods' form.
If you require a vehicle licence to transport explosives, use the 'Application for a vehicle licence to transport explosives'.
If you require a licence to transport class 7 - Radioactive materials (excluding uranium) please contact the Department of Health - Radiation Protection on 08 8922 7152 for further information.
Applying to deliver TLILIC0001 course
For an RTO to apply for approval, the RTO must have on scope the following accredited course and be notified as operating in the Northern Territory:
- TLILIC0001 - Licence to transport dangerous goods by road.
Applications should be made using the form 'Application to deliver course: TLILIC0001 - Licence to transport dangerous goods by road'.