Pest management technician's licence - Queensland

Service summary

You require this licence to undertake pest control or fumigation activities. It is not required if you operate as a trainee supervised by a licensed pest management technician.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Definition of terms

Fumigation activity
  1. preparing a fumigant for use, including measuring, mixing or weighing the fumigant; or (b) using a fumigant to
    1. kill a pest; or
    2. sterilise grain or seed to prevent germination; or
    3. perform another function prescribed under a regulation.
Pest control activity
  1. preparing a pesticide for use, including measuring, mixing or weighing the pesticide; or
  2. using a pesticide to
    1. kill, stupefy or repel a pest; or
  3. inhibit the feeding of a pest; or
  4. modify the physiology of a pest to alter its natural development or reproductive capacity.


You cannot transfer this licence.


This licence remains in effect for up to five years.

Additional information

Queensland Health offers pest management technicians advice to protect personal and public safety and ensure that operators are adequately trained and qualified.

The agency provides:

  • licensing forms and advice about applying for a licence (see Pest management licensing information)
  • inspection of equipment, vehicle operational procedures and labelling of containers
  • sampling of pesticides
  • investigation of accidents
  • responses to public inquiries and complaints.


Administering agency

Queensland Health
Chief Health Officer Branch
Environmental Hazards

Act(s) name

Pest Management Act 2001 (Queensland)

Regulation(s) name

Pest Management Regulation 2003 (Queensland)

Contact details

Queensland Health
Public Health Regulation and Licensing

Mailing address:
PO Box 2368
Fortitude Valley
Queensland 4006


07 3328 9310


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