Aerial Distribution Contractor Licence - Queensland

Service summary

A person or an organisation which carries on the business of aerial distribution of agricultural chemicals or which directs or authorises an aircraft to be used to carry out aerial distribution requires this licence.

Service type

Licence

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

Definition of terms

Aerial distribution contractor

any person who carries on the business of aerial distribution or at whose direction or upon whose authority, an aircraft is used to carry out aerial distribution.

Agricultural chemicals

any agricultural chemical product (within the meaning under the Agvet Code) (eg a registered insecticide, fungicide, herbicide or vermin destroyer etc) or an agricultural chemical prescribed by regulation.

Aircraft

means any machine that can derive support in the atmosphere from the reactions of the air.

Pilot in command

means the pilot responsible for the operation and safety of an aircraft from the moment at which the aircraft moves under its own power for the purpose of taking off until the moment at which it comes to rest after being airborne.

Eligibility requirements


You must have an Air Operators Certificate (AOC) endorsed to conduct agricultural operations from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Commonwealth.

Transferability

This licence cannot be transferred.

Duration

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.

Fees

TypeAmountDescription
Application$30.95

Licence 1 year

Application$72.70

Licence 3 years

Renewal$20.85

Renewal 1 year

Renewal$62.55

Renewal 3 years

Application

You can obtain this licence by submitting a completed Aerial or Ground Distribution Contractor Licence Application Form to Biosecurity Queensland. A copy of this application can also be obtained from the Department's Customer Service Centre.

This licence may be issued to either an individual or a body corporate (corporation or other organisation). A person or body corporate cannot apply for or hold this licence unless they have been issued an AOC from CASA. An aerial distribution contractor licence application once received at Biosecurity Queensland, will be considered and a licence will either be granted or refused. In most cases it will be granted. Nothing more is required of you if your application is in order and complete.


Additional information

A licensed aerial distribution contractor is permitted under the Act to also carry on the business of ground distribution of herbicides or direct or authorise ground equipment to be used to carry out for ground distribution of herbicides.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Biosecurity Queensland
Plant Biosecurity and Product Integrity

Act(s) name

Agricultural Chemicals Distribution Control Act 1966 (Queensland)

Regulation(s) name

Agricultural Chemicals Distribution Control Regulation 1998 (Queensland)

Contact details

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Biosecurity Queensland
Plant Biosecurity and Product Integrity

Operating address:
Floor 5 Primary Industries Bldg 80 Ann Street
BRISBANE
Queensland 4000
Mailing address:
GPO Box 46
Brisbane
Queensland 4001

Phone:

13 25 23

Phone:

07 3404 6999

Phone:

07 3087 8112

Fax:

07 3087 8001

Principal Biosecurity Officer - Nambour
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Biosecurity Queensland
Plant Biosecurity and Product Integrity

Operating address:
Maroochy Research Station Mayers Road
Nambour
Queensland 4560

Phone:

07 3404 6999

Phone:

13 25 23

Senior Biosecurity Inspector - Rockhampton
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Biosecurity Queensland
Plant Biosecurity and Product Integrity

Operating address:
25 Yeppoon Road
Rockhampton
Queensland 4700

Phone:

07 3404 6999

Phone:

13 25 23

Biosecurity Inspector - South Johnstone
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Biosecurity Queensland
Plant Biosecurity and Product Integrity

Operating address:
South Johnstone Road
South Johnstone
Queensland 4859

Phone:

13 25 23

Phone:

07 3404 6999

Biosecurity Officer - Mackay
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Biosecurity Queensland
Plant Biosecurity and Product Integrity

Operating address:
30 Tennyson Street
Mackay
Queensland 4740

Phone:

13 25 23

Phone:

07 3404 6999

Biosecurity Inspector - Townsville
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Biosecurity Queensland
Plant Biosecurity and Product Integrity

Operating address:
180-202 River Boulevard
Oonoonba
Queensland 4811

Phone:

07 3404 6999

Phone:

13 25 23

Biosecurity Inspector - Toowoomba
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Biosecurity Queensland
Plant Biosecurity and Product Integrity

Operating address:
203 Tor Street
Toowoomba
Queensland 4350

Phone:

13 25 23

Supporting information

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