You will require this licence if you operate a business that provides commercial ground or pest management spraying services. This licence applies to any business that uses agricultural chemical products to control pests and diseases for fee or reward.
Examples where this licence would be required may include the following:
- Broad acre agricultural spraying;
- Forestry spray contracting;
- Roadside weed spraying
- Insect, disease or weed control in lawns and garden;
- Pest control; and
- Contract fumigation.
If your business only uses a small amount of chemical product and this use is incidental to the main purpose of the business (e.g. lawn mowing and garden maintenance), you may be exempt from this licensing requirement.
Please note, any staff employed by your business handling or applying chemicals must hold a valid Certificate of Competency to Use a Chemical Product.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this licence, you must:
- Make the application in an individual's name or in the name of a registered company, with valid proof of registration;
- Hold appropriate current professional indemnity insurance;
- Conform with any other applicable licences and registrations; and
- Pay any required fees.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Please lodge your application directly with the Agency.
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE)
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Act 1995 (Tasmania)
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Regulations 2012 (Tasmania)
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