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.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Definition of terms
- Fumigation activity
preparing a fumigant for use, including measuring, mixing or weighing the fumigant; or (b) using a fumigant to
kill a pest; or
sterilise grain or seed to prevent germination; or
perform another function prescribed under a regulation.
- Pest control activity
preparing a pesticide for use, including measuring, mixing or weighing the pesticide; or
using a pesticide to
kill, stupefy or repel a pest; or
inhibit the feeding of a pest; or
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.
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.
Chief Health Officer Branch
Pest Management Act 2001 (Queensland)
Pest Management Regulation 2003 (Queensland)
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