A person or an organisation which carries on the business of ground distribution of herbicides or which directs or authorises ground equipment to be used to carry out ground distribution requires this licence.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Definition of terms
- Ground distribution
means the spraying, spreading or dispersing of any herbicides or any preparation containing any herbicide from ground equipment.
- Ground distribution contactor
means a person who carries on the business of ground distribution or at whose direction or on whose authority, ground equipment is used to carry out ground distribution.
- Ground equipment
means any machine or apparatus of any kind whatsoever other than an aircraft in flight used or intended to be used or capable of being used for the distribution of any herbicide, and includes any machine or apparatus prescribed to be ground equipment for the purposes of the Act but does not include any machine or apparatus prescribed not to be ground equipment for the purposes of the Act. Exclusion from the definition of ground equipment other than in a hazardous area, the following are prescribed not to be ground equipment for the Act: equipment used to distribute an agricultural chemical (herbicide) that is:
a) powered by hand or by compressed air or gas applied directly to the spray liquid for distribution without the use of air blast techniques, or
b) a hose proportioning device.
- Hazardous area No 1
the area administered by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council and the area administered by the Moreton Bay Regional Council.
- Hazardous area No 2
Broadly speaking this area consists of the Darling Downs and adjacent areas. To find out the actual area that is involved please refer to the map which can be accessed from the website or telephone the Customer Service Centre.
- Hazardous area No 3
Broadly speaking this area consists of a substantial area surrounding the town of Emerald. To find out the actual area that is involved please refer to the map which can be accessed from the website or telephone the Customer Service Centre.
any material used for destroying or preventing the spread of any plants.
There are no pre-requisites.
However, if the licence applicant requires a trading (business) name to be attached to the name shown on the licence, a copy of business name record of registration under the Business Names Registration Act 2011 must accompany the application. In addition if the applicant is a corporation a certified copy of the Certificate of Incorporation issued under the Australian Securities and Investment Commission if a company or another certificate of incorporation issued under an appropriate Queensland Act if another type of corporation, will need to accompany the application. Failure to provide these documents will cause delays in the granting of the licence.
The licence cannot be transferred.
Licences are issued for one or three years, nominated by the applicant at time of application. A licensee may apply to renew their licence 60 days prior to the expiry date shown on their licence for a further one or three year term.
Licence 1 year
Licence 3 years
Renewal 1 year
Renewal 3 years
You can obtain this licence by submitting a completed 'Aerial or Ground Distribution Contractor Licence' application form to the Department address listed on the form. A copy of this application can also be obtained from Biosecurity Queensland.
This licence may be issued to either an individual or a body corporate (corporation or other organisation). A licence application once received at Biosecurity Queensland will be considered and a licence will either be granted or refused. In most cases it will granted. Nothing more is required of you if your application is in order and complete.
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Plant Biosecurity and Product Integrity
Agricultural Chemicals Distribution Control Act 1966 (Queensland)
Agricultural Chemicals Distribution Control Regulation 1998 (Queensland)
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