Code of Practice for the Use of Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals in Western Australia - Western Australia

Service summary

This code of practice provides practical guidance for the safe, responsible and effective use of agricultural and veterinary chemicals.

The legislation divides different substances into poison categories, which have different levels of control of supply and use based on risk to human safety. Some categories require specific licences to sell and use them. It also provides supply, storage and packaging controls over poisons and prescription animal remedies.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
Agriculture and Food

Act(s) name

Medicines and Poisons Act 2014 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Pest and Disease Information Service
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
Agriculture and Food

Operating address:
Bentley DC, Western Australia 6983
Mailing address:
3 Baron-hay Court
South Perth, Western Australia 6151


08 9368 3333


08 9474 2405


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