You will require this registration if you intend to carry on a pest management business supplying the services of pest management technicians.
A pest management technician is someone who is paid to do pest management treatments. A pest management treatment is the treatment of any place or thing with pesticides in an attempt to destroy or ward off any animal, plant or other biological entity. Examples of pest management treatments include fumigations and destroying plants. Aerial spraying, formaldehyde preservation and sterilising surgical products are not pest management treatments and do not require this registration.
You will not require this registration if you provide the services of pest management technicians free of charge, or if supplying the services of pest management technicians is not a principal activity of the business.
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 registration, you must:
- be 18 years of age or older
- satisfy the Agency that you have sufficient equipment, material and staff to carry on the business
- satisfy the Agency that you have suitable premises as your place of business
- submit the relevant forms
- pay the required fees.
The proprietor of the business does not need to be a licensed technician but the business must employ a licensed technician at all times to be eligible for this registration. Also, depending on the amount of pesticides stored at your business location, you may also require a dangerous goods permit.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Fees vary depending on which details need to be changed. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
Your application must specify the premises in which the business will be carried out.
Department of Health
Environmental Health Directorate
Health Act 1911 (Western Australia)
Health (Pesticides) Regulations 2011 (Western Australia)
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