You will require this licence if you are a pilot and intend to fly an aircraft used to apply, spread or spray pesticides in NSW. A pesticide is any substance or mixture of substances used to destroy or alter the life cycle 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.
Please be aware that pesticides can only be applied from aircraft that has been endorsed (by the relevant Authority) as suitable for agricultural operations. The Act prohibits the attachment of spray equipment to any aircraft not endorsed for agricultural operations.
You must also hold (or be engaged or employed by the holder of) an aerial applicator business licence.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.