Restricted Pesticide Authorisation - New South Wales


You may require this authorisation if you intend to use or possess a restricted pesticide. A pesticide is any substance or mixture of substances used to destroy or alter the lifecycle of any pest. Pesticides are used in commercial, domestic and urban and rural environments and include bactericides, baits, fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, lures, rodenticides and repellents.

A restricted pesticide is a pesticide that may:

  • Have a harmful effect to humans;
  • Have an unintended effect that is harmful to any animal, plant or to the environment;
  • Require special knowledge, skill or qualifications in their preparation or handling; or
  • Require special equipment to use the product safely.

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 authorisation you must:

  • Demonstrate that you are competent to use or possess a restricted pesticide without unintended harm being caused by the pesticide;
  • Submit the application form with all the required information; and
  • Pay the prescribed fee (if required).

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


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Description
Apply Application

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Planning and Environment

NSW Environment Protection Authority

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

General enquiries, Environment Line

Operating address: Level 14
59-61 Goulburn Street
New South Wales 2000
Mailing address: PO BOX A290
Sydney South, New South Wales 1232
Phone: 02 99955555
Phone: 131555
Fax: 02 99955911