Agricultural Aircraft Operator Licence - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to operate an aerial spraying business that involves the application of agricultural chemicals. This licence is not required for the aerial application of fertilisers, as they are not regarded as agricultural chemical products.

Agricultural aircraft operators do not need to hold a Commercial Operator Licence, as this licence only applies to ground-spraying activities.

This licence is a business licence. As the owner of the business, if you also intend to pilot an aircraft carrying out aerial spraying, you will also need to hold a Pilot (Chemical Rating) Licence.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • Hold an Aircraft Operators Certificate issued by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority;
  • Be Operation Spray Safe Accredited by the Aerial Agricultural Association of Australia;
  • Hold an approved indemnity insurance policy or a cover note for a minimum amount of $30,000; and
  • Pay any required fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Annual.

Fees

 TypeAmount
ApplyApplication$153.00
RenewRenewal$153.00

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Lodgement

Apply

Please lodge your application directly with the Agency.


Approval time

60 days from the day on which the application is received.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Agriculture
Agvet Chemicals

Act(s) name

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Act 1995 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Regulations 2012 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Licence Coordinator
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Agriculture
Agvet Chemicals


Operating address:
165 Westbury Road
Prospect, Tasmania 7250

Phone:

03 6777 2118
Maria.Hawksley@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Supporting information

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