Information for people wanting to transport dangerous goods.
If you’re transporting dangerous goods, you usually need to have a dangerous goods (D) endorsement on your driver licence.
A lot depends on what you’re transporting, how much of it and under what circumstances.
If you’re not sure whether you need a D endorsement, call our contact centre on 0800 822 422.
Land Transport Rule: Dangerous Goods 2005
Dangerous goods carried by transport service operators
Dangerous goods transported as tools-of-trade
Dangerous goods transported for domestic or recreational use
You'll need to provide a certificate showing that you've successfully completed an approved D endorsement course.
Please note that you can’t start carrying dangerous goods just because you’ve got the course certificate. The endorsement must be on your driver licence first.
To get your D endorsement, you must apply at a driver licensing agent.
You will need to:
fill out an application form [PDF, 174 KB]
present evidence of your identity
prove your eyesight meets the required standard
provide a medical certificate (if applicable)
let the agent take your photo and signature
pay the application fee
present an approved D endorsement course certificate.
Your D endorsement will be valid for five years. The expiry date of your endorsement will be on the back of your driver licence.
To renew the endorsement, you'll have to complete another course (to stay up-to-date with any developments or changes) and apply again.