Aerial Applicator Business Licence - New South Wales


You will need this licence if you intend to operate a business that employs pilots for aerial application of pesticides (spray pesticides from an aircraft). 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.

This licence is required both if you apply the pesticides yourself, and if you employ others to do so. All pilots that fly an aircraft for aerial application of pesticides must hold an aerial applicator pilot licence.

Pesticides may only be applied by an aircraft that has been endorsed by the relevant Authority as suitable for agricultural operations.

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 licence you must:

  • be a fit and proper person
  • hold an endorsed Air Operator's Certificate.


Up to 5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -


  • one year - $107.00
  • five years - $425.00.

Fees for 2022-23

General Duplicate Certificate All $26.00

Fees for 2022-23

Renew Renewal All -


  • one year - $107.00
  • five years - $425.00.

Fees for 2022-23


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Automatic Mutual Recognition (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Pesticides Act 1999 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Pesticides Regulation 2017 New South Wales

Approval time

1 week

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.