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Applying for a dangerous goods driver licence

To be eligible for a dangerous goods driver licence, you must:

  • be a Queensland resident
  • hold a current Queensland open driver licence (or current Queensland probationary or restricted licence where you previously have held an open driver licence)
  • have a medical certificate for motor vehicle drivers issued no later than 6 months before you apply
  • have completed an approved dangerous goods driver training course no later than 6 months before you apply
  • have an acceptable criminal history and traffic history.

To apply for a dangerous goods driver licence, you need to visit a transport and motoring customer service centre and bring:

You can lodge your application at any transport and motoring customer service centre.

Medical certificates

Your medical certificate for motor vehicle driver form (F3712) (PDF, 118 KB) must be completed and assessed under commercial standards by a qualified medical practitioner.

Complete part 1 before you visit your medical practitioner.

When making your appointment, you should tell your doctor why you are making the appointment. This type of appointment may take longer than a standard consultation.

Criminal history

We may refuse to grant a dangerous goods licence to you if you have been convicted of a criminal offence or you are currently charged with a criminal offence and the charge has not been finally disposed of.

We may take into account any charges or offences committed in any jurisdiction when deciding whether to issue the dangerous goods driver licence.

Read more about criminal history checks and how to apply.

Traffic history

We will check your traffic history when you apply—you must have a suitable traffic history to be approved as a dangerous goods driver.

Examples of when a dangerous goods driver licence may be refused include:

  • where the applicant’s driver licence has been suspended more than once in the last 3 years due to an accumulation of demerit points
  • where the applicant’s driver licence has been cancelled or disqualified more than once in the last 5 years (for a new dangerous goods driver licence application) or in the last 3 years (for renewal of a dangerous goods driver licence).

Interstate dangerous goods driver licence holders

If you hold a current interstate dangerous goods driver licence, you can drive a dangerous goods vehicle anywhere in Queensland.

There is no requirement to change your dangerous goods driver licence if you become a resident of Queensland. You can use your interstate licence until it expires.

You must apply for a Queensland dangerous goods licence at least 6 weeks before your interstate dangerous goods driver licence expires.

Last updated
29 September 2014

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