Pilot Chemical Rating Certificate - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this certificate if you intend to pilot an aircraft which carries out the spraying of agricultural chemicals such as an insecticide, fungicide or herbicide. Please note that spraying over hazardous areas will require additional written consent from the Agency.

If you have an existing certificate from another State or Territory, you may not need to apply for a new certificate, but only have to notify of your licence.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this certificate you must:

  • hold a current and valid commercial or senior commercial pilot's licence endorsed with the relevant agricultural rating
  • have passed the relevant examinations
  • pay the required fees.

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


As specified by the Agency.


Certificates expire on 30 June each year.





Application for a Pilot Chemical Rating Certificate - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Approval time

Within one week of the application being received by the Agency.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Food

Act(s) name

Aerial Spraying Control Act 1966 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Aerial Spraying Control Regulations 1971 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries Officer
Department of Agriculture and Food

Operating address:
3 Baron-Hay Court
South Perth
Western Australia 6151
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 4
Bentley DC
Western Australia 6983


08 9368 3333


08 9474 2405


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