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.
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:
- 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.
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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