You will require this licence if you are a pilot intending to apply or spray agricultural chemicals from the air. This licence is also required to apply pest animal baits via aircraft. This licence typically covers aerial spraying of farm chemicals over or around forestry or crops or surrounding lands.
This licence applies if you are an employee of an Agricultural Aircraft Operator Licence holder or intend to hold that licence yourself. Interstate Pilot (Chemical Rating) Licences are recognised in Victoria.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.
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 a current Commercial Pilot (Aeroplane or Helicopter) Licence or an Air Transport Pilot (Aeroplane or Helicopter) Licence endorsed with an Agricultural Pilot (Aeroplane or helicopter) Rating Grade 1 or 2
- have either Operation Spray Safe Accreditation or have passed the appropriate examination
- provide information on any previous convictions under any of the relevant Acts mentioned on the application form
- make an application on the approved form along with any required documentation
- pay any required fees.
Note: this licence will only be issued if you are an employee of an Agricultural Aircraft Operator Licence holder or hold this licence yourself.Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
You will be required to keep specified records of all chemical applications, to keep these records for a minimum of two years, and to provide specified notifications to landowners. Location-based and other restrictions may apply.
Combined fee for Agricultural Aircraft Operator Licence and Pilot (Chemical Rating) Licence. Fees for 2016-17.
Fees for 2016-17.
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Act 1992 (Victoria)
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Regulations 2007 (Victoria)
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