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.
To be eligible to apply for a dangerous goods driver licence in the Northern Territory you must:
Additional requirements for dangerous goods - security sensitive ammonium nitrate (SSAN):
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.
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.
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:
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'.
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:
Applications should be made using the form 'Application to deliver course: TLILIC3013A - Preparation to transport dangerous goods by road'.
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